ios7 Flashlight

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by mxidis88, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. mxidis88 macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2013
    SLC, UT
    I recently upgraded to ios7 beta 3 from beta 2. Everything was dandy until I looked at my flashlight in control center this morning. It is greyed out and I can't use it...Anybody have any ideas why?
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Someone in another thread suggested using the flash when taking a picture. Then trying to use it again, it might work.
  3. mxidis88 thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2013
    SLC, UT
    That did the trick....weird bug. Thanks for the help!
  4. Cthulhu179 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    This is not just a beta thing. I have this problem today but the same camera fix still works.
  5. codywohlers macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2012
    Alberta Canada
    Weird, I had this problem today too, for the first time. The "take a picture with the flash on" trick worked for me too. Thanks!
    iPhone 5S, iOS 7.0.4
  6. Gavald, May 3, 2014
    Last edited: May 3, 2014

    Gavald macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2014
    I'd love if this worked for me, unfortunately, my camera app isn't working either.

    The flashlight icon is greyed out, as was the OP's issue, but I've got the added bonus of the camera app freezing up as well. The screen is blacked out. I can turn the flash settings on or off or auto, and the HDR settings on and off as well. If I try to take a picture, though, nothing happens. If I try a second time, none of the options (camera button, HDR, flash, switching to front facing) work and the app is frozen.

    I can switch to the front facing camera sometimes, and other times it'll make the app freeze as well.

    There are many others with this issue, and I've scoured the forums, but nothing works. I've tried:

    - closing all programs
    - Restarting the phone
    - Hard reset (lock and home buttons)
    - Installing a 3rd party app
    - trying to take pictures with the normal app with the flash on

    I don't want to fully reset my phone to factory settings, as nobody I've seen with this problem on the forums has fixed it this way. The camera I might be able to live without... The flashlight... It's more useful than one would realize!


    Turns out that the flashlight works, as long as I have something else open (like Chrome). No luck still with the camera, but at least I can see in the dark again!
  7. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Freezing camera app would have the phone back to apple in a New York second.
  8. Srahb macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2014
    'Take a picture' tip worked for me as well. Thanks!

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