iPhone tips and tricks: Know how to turn on flashlight with just a touch

    iPhone users can turn on the flashlight with the rear panel without using the screen. Here’s how to. 
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Dec 18 2021, 11:20 AM IST
    iPhone tips and tricks: Just tapping on the rear panel twice or thrice can turn on the flashlight of your iPhone.
    iPhone tips and tricks: Just tapping on the rear panel twice or thrice can turn on the flashlight of your iPhone. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
    iPhone tips and tricks: Just tapping on the rear panel twice or thrice can turn on the flashlight of your iPhone.
    iPhone tips and tricks: Just tapping on the rear panel twice or thrice can turn on the flashlight of your iPhone. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

    Apple iPhone users, who have been using their Apple smartphone for years, must know most of the basic tips and tricks that iOS makes possible. However, there are other iPhone tips and tricks that are not known and remain hidden. Among these iPhone tips and tricks is a nifty one that can light the torch with just one tap. So, to turn on the flashlight on an Apple iPhone, users mostly know about the orthodox one that takes much longer. In this old way, the idea is to press the flashlight icon at the bottom left corner of the lock screen. Another way is to go to the control centre to switch on and off the flashlight of the iPhone. Well, don't forget about Siri either! When you need help, ask Siri! Yes, your voice assistant can help you even to switch on the flashlight. However, you can turn on an iPhone torch even faster. Remember, this is really helpful in an emergency.

    We are talking about the use of the rear panel of the iPhone, which can be used for various purposes including to turn on the flashlight, without touching the screen. How does it work? As simple as tapping on it! Users need to know that the feature works only with the Apple iPhone 8 and later models.

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    Rear panel option to switch on the iPhone flashlight

    - To use the rear panel option, you first need to open the Settings of your iPhone

    - Then, scroll down to 'Accessibility' option and tap on it

    - There, under the Physical and Motor option, Click on 'Touch' option

    - There you will find the Back Tap option. Click on it.

    - It will ask you to choose one option between 'double tap' or 'triple tap'. Choose the way you want to use the feature.

    - Tap on Torch under System.

    And, it's done! The only thing that you need to do now is to tap on the rear panel twice or thrice to turn on the flashlight of your iPhone. If you have a protective case on your iPhone, it will still work. In addition to the flashlight option via the rear panel, you can use the double tap or triple tap feature to access the camera, notification centre, control centre and many other functions. The accessibility feature was introduced by Apple to iOS 14. The tech giant provides many such accessibility features to support the vision, hearing and physical and motor needs.

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    First Published Date: 18 Dec, 11:20 AM IST
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