How to Add Flashlight to iPhone Home Screen (iOS 17)

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Whether you want to find your way in a dark room or want to head to the restroom in the early morning, the Torch comes in handy. In such a scenario, it is very vital to quickly access the button to enable the iPhone torch as an alternate option of Best Flashlight Apps.

Although most Apple nerds are familiar with the flashlight function in the control panel. Have you ever thought about adding a flashlight to iPhone home screen? Imagine being able to access the Torch with just a single tap – wouldn’t it be easy? In this guide, we’ll show you a complete procedure on how to add a flashlight to an iPhone home screen running the iOS version.

How to Add Flashlight to Your iPhone Home Screen

There are different ways to enable a flashlight on your iPhone. First, press the Side Key to reveal the flashlight Icon on iPhone lock screen, then simply press and hold the Flashlight Icon to enable it. Another option that comes in handy is using Siri by saying, “Siri, turn on torch.” The Control Center can be accessed by swiping from the top right corner and then hitting the Torch Icon to enable it.

If you are searching for the handiest way to access a flashlight on your iPhone, then all you need to do is configure the flashlight on the iPhone home screen. The easiest way to configure the flashlight widget to the home screen and another handy way is creating a flashlight button on the home screen using the shortcuts app. The procedure for this is mentioned below in the article.

How to enable iPhone Flashlight instantly from the Home Screen

Luckily, this procedure is quite handy; all you need to do is create a shortcut for switching on & off the flashlight. After this, we’ll add it to the iPhone Home Screen for quick access to Flashlight. Remember, the Shortcut App is designed by Apple that is compatible with iPhone & iPad running at least iOS 12 or iPadOS 12 and later version.

Add Flashlight to iPhone Home Screen using Shortcut App

Step 1: Access the Shortcut App on your iPhone. Hit the + Icon at the iPhone screen’s top right corner.

Step 2: Tap on Add Action Button. In the search field at the top, type Set Flashlight and select Set Flashlight from the action.

Step 3: Hit on Turn, and from the prompted menu, select Toggle.

Step 4: Select Arrow Icon next to the Torch. After that, drag the Brightness Slider to the maximum.

Step 5: In the bottom menu, select i Info Button. Tap Add to Home Screen.

Step 6: Enter the shortcut’s name as desired; also, select the Icon for your flashlight shortcut.

Step 7: Tap on Add > Done > Done.

Now, Move on to your iPhone home screen, and Tap on the app icon to turn on Flash Light as a shortcut.

Add Flashlight widget on your iPhone Home Screen

Once you’ve created the Flashlight shortcut, here is how you can add it to the iPhone home screen. 

Step 1: On your iPhone home screen, tap and hold on empty space.

Step 2: Tap on Plus Icon option located at the upper left corner.

Step 3: In the search field, enter Shortcuts and select it from the search field.

Step 4: Tap the Add Widget Button below the single flashlight shortcut widget to configure the shortcut widget to your iPhone home screen. To set or Change the Default shortcut, Tap on Widget again > Select Flashlight Shortcut.

Step 5: At last, select Done.  

That’s It!

Bonus Tip: Access Flashlight on iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max using Action Button

If you have iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max, it’s the cherry on the cake. You can quickly access the flashlight using the Action Button. By default, the Action Button is set to silence the iPhone. So, the first thing you need to do is configure the Action Button to Flashlight. Here’s how you can do so.

Step 1: Go to the Settings App on your iPhone. Scroll Down and tap on Action Button.

Step 2: Then swipe left to right until you get Torch option.

Step 3: Once you do so, press and hold the Action Button to turn Flashlight on/off.

Final Verdict!

That’s it, folks! This is how you can easily add a flashlight to the iPhone home screen. Further, if you have any relatable query, drop it in the comment box below.

Also Read:- 4 Ways to Turn off the Flashlight from iPhone


How to activate the Flashlight on my iPhone without using Control Center?

On some iPhone flagships, a torch button is located in the lock screen’s lower left corner. All you need to do is tap on it to enable/disable flashlight. What makes it super convenient is that you can hinder brightness level of a flashlight. 

What should I do to restore my Torch to my iPhone’s lock screen?

Access the Settings App on your iPhone > scroll down and tap Control Center. Atlast, tap on the Green + Icon next to the Flashlight.

Why is the Torch on my iPhone turned off?

That’s because the low-power mode is enabled on your iPhone. Thus, turn off the feature; go to the Settings App > scroll down and select Battery. On the next screen, turn off the toggle next to the Low Power Mode.

Why am I unable to activate my iPhone flashlight from iPhone lock screen?

If the flashlight not working on your iPhone running the latest iOS version, then you might have accidentally removed it from the Control Center. To turn it on, head to the Settings App > Control Center > Tap on Green + Icon next to the flashlight. 

Can I activate my Torch with the back tap?

Yes, you can activate Torch with a back tap. For this, go to the Settings App > Accessibility > In the Physical And Motor Menu, tap on Touch > Scroll down and tap on Back Tap > Select Double Tap > In the System Menu, choose Flashlight.

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Karly Wood

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