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RetiredInFl

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Not a way to currently do that, but one can hope. With the wave of customization options added for the home screen in iOS 14, I'm hopeful the lock screen will be next.

Sorry to bump this old thread but I can't imagine why Uncle Tim won't let **ME** decide if I want to burn a hole in my leg and/or run down my battery faster! Such a practical and I'm sure simple option to facilitate with all the brilliant minds at Apple!
 

TheSkywalker77

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I’m really not surprised they aren’t customisable. With Apple, it’s their way or the high way.

I do hope to see these buttons customisable in the future tho, it’d be a great iOS 15 feature.
 
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VSMacOne

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Sorry to bump this old thread but I can't imagine why Uncle Tim won't let **ME** decide if I want to burn a hole in my leg and/or run down my battery faster! Such a practical and I'm sure simple option to facilitate with all the brilliant minds at Apple!
By the looks of it, iOS 15 will come with much more customization options for the Control Center. And if the other leaks are true we’ll have an always on display on the iPhone 12S so hopefully more lock screen features.
 
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philpalmiero

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I'd be happy if they just added a few more seconds of holding in the flashlight button before it turns on. i.e. increase the intent factor.
 

RetiredInFl

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I simply can't understand the logic of NOT ALLOWING the f'in flashlight on the lockscreen to be removed. With all the customization they now permit this would probably require 1 line of code. I would love to hear their "logical" reason for not allowing this to be removed.

Oh, and also a way to actually DEFAULT the camera to remain in PHOTO (or whatever your choice mode is).
 

Bogstandard

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I'm certain that we'll have the option to disable the flashlight in the future.
It could be an "intelligent battery saving" feature that will help market one of the future models of iphone.
The ad writers just need to get the hype semantics just right for the campaign.😉
 

Paddle1

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I wondered why I couldn't Haptic Touch the flashlight button on my XS with 3D Touch enabled. Now I see it was most likely intentionally omitted to decrease chance of unintentional activation.
 

Allyance

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I wondered why I couldn't Haptic Touch the flashlight button on my XS with 3D Touch enabled. Now I see it was most likely intentionally omitted to decrease chance of unintentional activation.
The sensitivity of the flashlight button was much more sensitive on my old iPhone X, now with the 12Pro it is a snap switch that takes some effort to turn on. I use it to get to bedroom late at night when done watching TV. Never turned it on accidentally yet.
 
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macintoshmac

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I’m really not surprised they aren’t customisable. With Apple, it’s their way or the high way.

I do hope to see these buttons customisable in the future tho, it’d be a great iOS 15 feature.

Would actually be a productivity-booster to be able to change them to the apps we use most often. My father would set one to timer and I to Telegram and Asana.
 

KennyJr

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I have the same problem but with the camera button, accidentally activate the camera constantly. Probably holding it wrong...
On my iPhone 12 Pro Max I have to push the button pretty hard to get the flashlight to turn on. Easier just to ask Seri to turn it on.
 

Paddle1

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The sensitivity of the flashlight button was much more sensitive on my old iPhone X, now with the 12Pro it is a snap switch that takes some effort to turn on. I use it to get to bedroom late at night when done watching TV. Never turned it on accidentally yet.

On my iPhone 12 Pro Max I have to push the button pretty hard to get the flashlight to turn on. Easier just to ask Seri to turn it on.
That's interesting, I was under the impression it was purely a time-based long press and not pressure sensitive.
 

GreyOS

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That's interesting, I was under the impression it was purely a time-based long press and not pressure sensitive.
I didn’t think the 12 Pro had 3D Touch, i.e. it doesn’t know how hard you’re pressing. Those people should just try pressing lightly but for longer.
 
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