Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020
When you pay much money for getting a great camera result and after a few days it shows flash disabled error in iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, iPhone X I know how terrible it is. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (Dual Camera) is known for its awesome camera result and outstanding performance. There could be chances of hardware damage, or any malfunction attacked your iPhone 8 Plus. Find the quick solution on Flash is Disabled in iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus and isn’t turn on.
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iPhone 8 Plus Flash is Disabled or Flash is Disabled on iPhone X: Here’s Fix
Fix 1: Force Close the Camera App
To be sure about hardware or software problem, first, we will try this fix. It is simple and will give a quick solution. Force close the app and then after few moments again launch the app and check whether iPhone 8 flash disabled is fixed or not.
To Force Close app on iPhone X: Go to Multitasking app screen and Force touch on App switcher app. Until you see (-) red icon at the top of the app. Swipe up to close the app. (Find more Force Close app on iPhone X)
To force close Camera App on iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus: Double click on the home button, swipe up to close the app.
Fix 2: Flash is Disabled- Hard Restart the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
If the first solution does work for you then hard restart the iPhone to solve flash disabled in iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone 8. It will also fix the minor glitches which are resisting the flash. Let’s hope this solution will troubleshoot this error.
- Step 1: Press and release the volume up button.
- Step 2: Press and release the volume down button.
- Step 3: Now Press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Fix 3: Flash is Disabled- Reset All Settings on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Is there widget and settings are missing or not available then reset all settings works and fix quickly.
- Go to the Settings.
- Next, Tap on General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
Fix 4: Flash is Disabled- Turn off location Service for Camera
Disabling the location services may bring changes and the flash could get light up in the camera.
- Step 1: Go to “Settings”.
- Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Privacy”.
- Step 3: In the “Location Services”, click on “Camera”.
- Step 4: Now tap on “Never” to disable the location service of the camera.
If this doesn’t work for you check out the next fix.
Fix 6: LED flash for an alert not working
Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > Turn on/Off LED Flash for alerts.
Related more: LED Flash for Alert Not Working on iPhone
Fix 5: Disable Background Refresh
Likewise, turning off background refresh will reduce the load on the app and your flash disabled on iPhone 8/8Plus problem can be fixed.
- Step 1: In the “Settings”, open “General”.
- Step 2: There click on “Background App Refresh” and find the “Camera” app and disable it.
After trying all these tips your iPhone flash should have started by now, launch the camera and try taking pictures. And if still it isn’t working then contact Apple Support.