If the flashlight won’t work on your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you can usually troubleshoot the issue in a matter of minutes and get your trusty light shining again.
A nearly exhausted battery can prevent an iPhone 12 flashlight from working, especially if the phone is very warm or cold.
If you cannot find your flashlight in your iPhone 12 Control Center, you may have accidentally removed it, but you can quickly add it back in the Settings app.
The iPhone 12 is bundled with numerous useful features. One of those is the flashlight, which can be a lifesaver during times when you need a little extra light but don’t have an actual flashlight on hand or when you’re out of batteries. However, just like with any other feature, the iPhone’s 12 flashlight might malfunction. If it suddenly stops working, there are ways to troubleshoot to get it up and running again.
How to troubleshoot your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro flashlight not working issue
If your iPhone 12 flashlight isn’t working, however, you don’t necessarily have to be left in the dark.
Here are four ways to fix an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro flashlight that won’t turn on.
Charge your iPhone
If your iPhone’s battery is almost zero, the flashlight may not work. This is all the more true if the phone is very warm or very cold, conditions that already reduce its proper function. Charge your iPhone , get it down to a moderate temperature, and try again.
Close the Camera app
If your iPhone 12 camera app is open, the flashlight won’t be able to take control of the LED. Please follow these steps to close the camera app on your iPhone 12:
Simply swipe up fro the bottom of either the home screen or in an app. Once you do that, all active apps will appear on-screen, in the order of when they were last used. From the switcher, locate the Camera app, and swipe up on its card.
Restart your iPhone
Turning your iPhone 12 off and on again may refresh the software and restore the flashlight. Here is how:
Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is hold the Power button / Side button and either theVolume button until you see the power off slider on the screen.
Step 2: Now, you have to drag the Slider from left to right and wait 30 seconds for your iPhone to turn off.
Step 3: To turn your iPhone back on, simply press and hold the Power button / Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Reset your iPhone settings
If a basic restart doesn’t do it, reset your phone’s settings. You won’t lose any data, images, or other stuff, but you may need to reset your wallpaper and alarms and other basics.
Step 1: Start the “Settings” app, then tap on “General.”
Step 2: Now, tap “Reset,” and finally “Reset All Settings.”
Step 3: Tap “Confirm.”
We trust one or a combination of these fixes worked for you and your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max flashlight is working again. Now you know what to do if flashlight is not working on your iPhone 12.
If you have any other questions, let us know in the comments section below.