How to Use Siri to Turn Your iPhone Flashlight On & Off

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Your iPhone's flashlight is one of its most simple, yet useful, features, and through the years it's gotten easier and more convenient to use. Since the release of iOS 12, you can simply ask Siri to turn your flashlight on and off for you. We've already gone over how to turn your iPhone's flashlight on and off from the Control Center, so now let's get started learning the easiest way to turn on your iPhone flashlight. 

Related: iPhone Flashlight too Dim? How to Make It Brighter or Dimmer

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This is a super easy one:

  1. Activate Siri with the Side button for iPhones X and later, or the Home button for earlier models. You can also use the "Hey Siri" feature if you have it set up.
  2. Say, "turn on flashlight" to turn your iPhone's flashlight on.
  3. Say, "turn off flashlight" to turn it back off again.

You can't use Siri to make your flashlight brighter or dimmer yet, but that will probably happen with a future iOS.

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

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