On iPhone SE, how to add flashlight to lock screen?


draa

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Maybe swiping up from lockscreen to access control center -> flashlight is a workaround you can live with? That’s the way I handle it on my 7+ with 12.1
 

whohasaquestion

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That's exactly what I was afraid to hear.

This just drives consumers like myself further away from Apple ecosystem.
 
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gwhizkids

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That's exactly what I was afraid to hear.

This just drives consumers like myself further away from Apple ecosystem.
If that is the deciding factor for you, I think you were already one foot out the door. Sure I can get the flashlight with one click on my Xs, but it was only an upslide (to get to CC) and a click on my 7+. Ergonomically, very little difference.
 

Natya Sadella

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The camera button is so useless. We all know we can swipe to the side for YEARS now and have access to the camera. But a single flashlight toggle would look dumb. Instead they could do one button, with at least 5 or 6 options/apps when you press it
 
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decafjava

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The camera button is so useless. We all know we can swipe to the side for YEARS now and have access to the camera. But a single flashlight toggle would look dumb. Instead they could do one button, with at least 5 or 6 options/apps when you press it
You can add it to the Control Centre though...
 

C DM

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After getting my xs I avoid the control center. I REALLY have to stretch my thumb to reach the right notch for the cc
That's essentially why those lockscreen shortcuts are there.
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It's exclusive the the X phone because it's not as easy to access the control center to toggle the flashlight. It makes perfect sense that older phones retain the same way it's been done for 5+ years.
The only downside with that is that just to get the flashlight one needs to enable access to all of Control Center from the lockscreen, which allows access for much more, including being able to put the phone in airplane mode, for example.
 
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Natya Sadella

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That's essentially why those lockscreen shortcuts are there.
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The only downside with that is that just to get the flashlight one needs to enable access to all of Control Center from the lockscreen, which allows access for much more, including being able to put the phone in airplane mode, for example.
Yeah but I need the flashlight waaayy more often than I am on the lockscreen. But I would love a new gesture like 3d touch on homebar area or the old 3d touch multitasking gesture to bring up cc.
 

C DM

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Yeah but I need the flashlight waaayy more often than I am on the lockscreen. But I would love a new gesture like 3d touch on homebar area or the old 3d touch multitasking gesture to bring up cc.
There's also reachability that can help when it comes to easier access to control center.
 

Jason B

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Didn't you know you can say "Hey Siri flashlight" and it will turn it on?!?!

Also works good when you can't find your phone in a dark room and boom, the light comes on!!!
 

eicca

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Didn't you know you can say "Hey Siri flashlight" and it will turn it on?!?!

Also works good when you can't find your phone in a dark room and boom, the light comes on!!!
Hey that's new, last I checked (don't remember when) Siri wouldn't do it.
 

d123

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Didn't you know you can say "Hey Siri flashlight" and it will turn it on?!?!

Also works good when you can't find your phone in a dark room and boom, the light comes on!!!
And “flashlight off” will turn it off as well.