How to Fix iPhone Flashlight Not Working Issue


It’s a quite common problem that our iPhone flashlight doesn’t work, and the flashlight may become gray or not responding. Now don’t be scared, it can be fixed. Follow below steps and fix your iPhone flashlight not working issue.

Restart iPhone

Firstly, we can try to restart our iPhone to have a try when iPhone flashlight not working. It can always help us solve some small issue.

Press the power button on your iPhone and hold on until it shows up notification “Slide to power off”, then slide it to close your iPhone.

Now wait for one or two minutes, press your power button and home button together and hold on until Apple logo show up on the screen.

Then wait for a minute, and your iPhone will be open, and try your iPhone flashlight again.

Update iPhone with Latest iOS

When there is new version of latest iOS released, you can try to update your iPhone with it. Sometimes old version may be not compatible well with some apps.

Now open your iPhone, go to Setting--General--Software Update, and you can see new version here when there is one.

Download it and update your iPhone with it, and try your iPhone flashlight again.

Reset All Setting

Also we can reset all settings of our iPhone to reset our iPhone settings to its original ones.

Open your iPhone, go to Setting--General--Reset--Reset All Settings.

Restore iPhone with iTunes

Last we can see how to fix our iPhone flashlight not working issue with restoring our iPhone, it’s suitable for the situation that all above methods won’t work. See below steps.

Launch iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC.

When it’s recognized, go to Files--Summary, tap on “Restore iPhone” on the right page, and confirm with “Restore”.

Tips: it may erase all our iPhone data, so if you don’t want to lose your iPhone data, you’d better do some backup before restoring your iPhone.

And if you need, you can come to iRefone for help. iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can backup and transfer more than 16 kinds of files as well as recover them, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, Safari, WeChat messages ect. Also when you have backups, it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.

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There are several ways to fix iPhone flashlight :
  1. Turn off the camera app
  2. Restart your iPhone
  3. Try a soft reset
  4. Reset your iPhone setting
  5. if nothing is working take it to apple care