Do you use your iPhone 4 as a flashlight?

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Do you use your iPhone 4 as a flashlight?

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  1. iApples, May 17, 2011
    Last edited: May 17, 2011

    iApples macrumors 65816

    iApples

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    #1
    I'm pretty curious... How many of you iPhone 4 users use your iPhone as a flashlight?

    I'm asking this because I use mine as one almost every night. I actually use the flash more as a flashlight, than I do for actually taking pictures. I know a few people that are exactly the same as me.

    So, with that being said... Which do you use more? The actual camera flash, or using it as a flashlight in the dark?


    Edit: Oh, and if you do use your iPhone as a flashlight, which app are you using?
     
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Activator + Springflash = Success. All I've gotta do is hold down my volume buttons simultaneously to instantly turn the flash on or off. Doesn't matter what screen I'm on.
     
  3. crovian macrumors regular

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    in my opinion, springflash needs to be updated so it'll work even if the phone is in sleep mode. I mean, it works if you put the phone to sleep and use activator right away to enable springflash, but if the phone's been sleep-mode for more than a few minute, it won't work.

    and having to turn on the screen, which is generally bright to begin with, to turn on flash is kind of redundant imo
     
  4. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    I have Flashlight 123 installed in case I ever need it, but have never used it.

    I carry a Photom Freedom flashlight in my keychain that is always with me. In the house I have a huge elcheapo Spotlight and for the car a Maglite LX100. You could say I'm a bit of a flashligt geek. :D
     
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  6. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

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    Yuh. I used mine when I go through the house at night to check on my little boy.
     
  7. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I do exactly the same thing.

    I'm using Flashlight Pro.
     
  8. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I use "Torch" from the SwitcherPlus app under Cydia

    triple tap the home button from the lockscreen and there goes your light
     
  9. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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  10. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    I use itorch4, kinda sound like a different version but it wont do the triple home botton thing.
     
  11. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i do the same...and also wish it would work in sleep mode!
     
  12. GP_1 macrumors regular

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    All the time. I can't believe how many times it's come in handy!
     
  13. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Far more often then using it for pictures. Light-O-Matic.
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Flashlight is perfect. Does exactly what I need. The display doesn't shine brightly in your face as you are using it like some of the "Pro" flashlights. :cool:
     
  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I've only used the flash for the camera only a handful of times to be honest, and it's almost been a year since I've had it. It gets used all the time as a flashlight.
     
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  18. TaterToT macrumors 6502

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    I use Springflash + Springflash SBSettings toggle
     
  19. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the light app with SBSettings
     
  20. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I use my iPhone 4 as a phone. Yeah, I know. I'm a rebel. :rolleyes:
     
  21. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I use flashlight app. I use it mostly for quick things like opening locks in dim light and getting to the car in the dark.
     
  22. ImNewToMac macrumors newbie

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    light

    I actually just use the eBay app and you can turn the light on to look for Bar codes, think I'll have a look for a purpose built app now! :)
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I do. I use an app called PowerLight to use the flash as a flashlight.
     
  24. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    I just turn it on to find my way in the dark during late night potty trips. Have also used it to light up a dinner receipt in places too dark to read the bill. No special app - just turn it on to regular screen.
     

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