iPhone 5 Flashlight Issue with iOS10

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  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Just upgraded my old iPhone 5 with iOS10 and noticed that now it's not a bright bluish light anymore, it's more yellowish now. Not sure I like that.
     
  2. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm just saying that iOS10 has changed the color and brightness of the flashlight app on my iPhone 5 from a bright bluish color to a dim yellowish color.
     
  3. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    You do realize that the phone software has nothing to do with the hardware right?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, to be fair, with 3D Touch there are actually controls as to how bright the flashlight could be.
     
  5. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    It certainly doesn't change the hue though.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But at the same time it is software controlling hardware on the level of changing how the light is emitted from the LED flash.
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    Does the flash work properly otherwise?
     
  7. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Did you try the native iOS flashlight?

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    Cheers
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Are you using the stock iOS flashlight feature or a third party?
     
  9. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    He uses an app for it, to what I can make out of his replies!

    Cheers
     
  10. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I am using the native flashlight app. All I know is that the light was much brighter before upgrading to iOS10. I'm sure Apple tweaked the software so it gives a more natural looking picture with the flash, which is actually a dimmer light.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I never heard of such thing and I highly doubt that is the case but whatever you say :D
    Maybe its all in your head or an issue with your particular LED light. Try to compare to other same model devices on ios 10.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    However this results into bad flashlight performance in very low light. I took the same photo with someone using iPhone 6. His picture looked way better than mine in terms of flashlight brightness. That is, his photo could see what is what while mine was a blurry yet seriously unclear image.
     

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