Iphone4 flashlight app question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Awesom-o, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Awesom-o macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    So I've noticed when I take a pic with a flash on my iPhone4, there are 2 flashes. One dim (probably for focusing) and another brighter one for when the pic is actually taken. Every flashlight app that I've tried uses the dimmer light as a flashlight while the
    actual flash is significantly brighter.

    It's just an LED. There shouldn't be a reason why they wouldn't use the brightest setting for a flashlight unless they are worried about it getting too hot
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The dimmer flash is for focussing and/or red-eye reduction.
  3. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
  4. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    Does anyone know of a decent flashlight app, that uses the brightest LED setting?
  5. Awesom-o thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    Exactly my question but fewer words
  6. tdog09 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    As far as I know, there is no way within the SDK to change the intensity or level of the flash. It's either Flash On, or Flash Off, that's it.

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