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Does iPad have a flashlight?

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Light, for many, means hope, education, comfort, and luxury. As it became a commodity in the form of bulbs, tube lights, and torches earlier, it has evolved today to a digital screen with a flashlight option at the back. It is a quicker option than the earlier sources of light and continues to become a part of our digital devices, including our iPads.

Read this article to find out if your iPad has a flashlight and if it does, then how to use it in an emergency or otherwise.

Also read: How to stop the iPad’s screen from rotating?

Switching on your light

The flashlight feature did not exist in the 2015 iPad Pro models, iPad Air till the third generation, and iPad Mini till the fifth generation. Even the ninth-generation iPad does not have a flashlight. To check if you have a flashlight on your iPad, turn it around to see if there is an LED on the back. If it is missing, then the flash camera is not an option on your iPad.

You can switch on your iPad’s flashlight by following the steps given below:

Control Centre

Swipe down on the right side of your iPad to show the icons in the Control Panel. In this panel, you will find the flashlight icon. Tap on it to switch on the light. You can also adjust the screen’s brightness by pressing and holding the flashlight button.

In case, you are unable to view this button, visit your Settings and tap on the Control Centre icon. Check if the Flashlight control is available and then tap on that control option, which will be visible under More Controls. The flashlight option will then be visible in the Control Panel.

Siri o Siri

You can also ask Siri to switch on the flashlight using the following prompts:

  • “Hey Siri, turn on my flashlight.”
  • “Hey Siri, will you turn on my flashlight?”
  • “Hey Siri, turn off my flashlight.”
Via Apple Support

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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