iPad Pro iPad Pro 9.7 has no option in control center for flashlight, despite having a flash?

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  1. wdam123 macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering why they wouldn't add the flashlight option onto the iPad despite newly implementing a True Tone Flash on the back of the iPad?
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    It's the only iPad that have flash. they can't put the flashlight in just for one model.
     
  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Why not? The Air 2 has toggles for mute and rotation lock in Control Center, but the Air only has one or the other. They could add an additional button not in other iPads.
     
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    they'll need to add it to the new build of iOS9...or 10
     
  5. wdam123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The iPod Touch 5 was the first iPod to have a flash and it has the flashlight option in control center while older generation doesn't, so why not the iPad?
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    Hopefully, would be useful I guess
     
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Probably a minor oversight. They'll address it at some point.
     
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    If you thought taking pictures with an iPad was funny, wait until they turn on the flashlight...
     
  8. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I'm in my room. It's dark. I need to get out of bed and go to the bathroom. Let me put my iPad down and fumble around trying to find my phone so I can use the flashlight on a different device.

    Sitting on the couch playing on my iPad. Phone charging in the other room. Power goes out. Gotta get up to light some candles. Ow! Stubbed my toe on the corner of the coffee table because I couldn't see.

    It's kind of silly to pretend a flashlight on the iPad wouldn't be useful.
     
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    So using a flash as a flashlight is funny, but turning your iPad backwards and using the screen as one isn't?
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Did I say it wasn't? o_O
     
  12. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Then what was your point? ō_ō
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I don't know.
     
  14. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Yes they can, quite easily actually
     
  15. wdam123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Impractical
     
  16. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    This is the biggest complaint with the new Pro 9.7" for me. Honestly such a small thing but yet so practical. Certainly something which is easily addressable with a software update.
     
  17. benjs macrumors regular

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    Most obvious case study: I need to use it to guide me to the washroom at 2am, so that I can then play games on the toilet.
     
  18. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Rather than fumbling around with an iPad you could try using your other senses to make it to the bathroom. My wife does it several times a night and hasn't fallen yet. Sure, it's an oversight by Apple but "first world problems"...
     
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    Thats the dumbest thing I've ever heard
     
  20. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    It's most likely an oversight. However, there's probably an app for that, just like everything else. I'm not looking for one since I don't have the new iPad yet, but those of you who are complaining can probably look and report their findings back here.
     
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    I don't know about you, but I can easily just hold an iPad without "fumbling around" with it.

    Sure, it might not be an issue when you wake up in the middle of the night and your pupils are already dilated, but if you were just using your iPad and have to find your way around in the dark, it's a lot harder to see.

    I honestly don't understand why anyone is arguing about having a flashlight on an iPad. :confused:
     
  22. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Exactly! And they can't just put a True Tone display in for just one model. Oh, wait...
     
  23. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    In which case you must be doing ok. ;)

    Honestly, you're looking for "faults" now, by moaning bout something you hadn't even thought about (or needed) until today IMO.
     
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    I often have my phone with me as I shut off lights/check locks in my house late at night, but usually don't turn the flashlight on when the glow from the main screen has more than enough light to give me a sure foot path.

    If that doesn't give you enough light to maneuver, then you may have other problems in addition to the need for a "real" flashlight.
     
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    Wasn't meaning to moan but yeah that's me being critical and pointing out very small things :)
     

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