The Lock screen on iOS comes with a tiny camera grabber that is located in the bottom right corner of the screen. Swiping it up will open the camera directly from the Lock screen without requiring you to unlock your device first. If you use flashlight on your iPhone frequently, you might be interested to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as Lumos, which brings a similar feature to the Lock screen, enabling you to quickly start the flashlight.

By default, the quickest way to turn on the flashlight on your iPhone is through Control Center. Lumos goes a step further and provides a much quicker way by adding a tiny icon to the bottom left corner of the Lock screen dedicated to flashlight. Unlike the camera grabber, you’ll have to tap on the flashlight icon in order to turn it on, instead of swiping it up. Tapping on the icon again will switch it off.


Once you install Lumos, head to the tweak’s preferences pane from the stock Settings app in order to configure it. You’ll find two icon styles which you can choose and you can also adjust the position of the flashlight icon on the Lock screen by configuring the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ sliders. The ‘X’ slider determines its horizontal position while the ‘Y’ slider allows you to adjust its position vertically. You can also tap on the numbers next to the sliders to manually choose a value between 1 to 100.

If you frequently use your iOS device’s flashlight, I definitely recommend that you check out Lumos. As you’d expect, the tweak is available for free and can be installed via Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

What do you think of Lumos? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Gabe Travis

    Whats the wallpaper used?

  • Tyril

    I use Activator set to turn on/off the flashlight when I press the Down and Up volume buttons sequentially.

  • Jason B

    Looks like a good way to end up with a dead battery. Why not implement the same functionality as the camera grabber, so that it’s not accidentally turned into a pocket flashlight?

  • JoshuaHulgan

    Much faster? I somehow doubt that.

  • I take it sliding up the CC was to much work and about one minute slower??

    • Justice and Malice

      This tweak saves precious milliseconds

    • How about if I don’t have the CC enabled in the lock screen?

  • Ditto

    • Justin Bates


  • Adam Bowman

    After reading this article I used Activator to activate the flashlight by double pressing the sleep button. I’m happy now. This is even quicker than this tweak since I don’t even have to press the home button to turn on the screen.

  • SkyFall

    I have set Activator to activate flashlight when I hold the down volume button.

  • Blip dude

    Was trying to get the person that created torch to do this for iOS 7 but completely ignored my 3 emails. Oh well, at least there is now this!!

  • James Gunaca

    iOS 8 will render this a little unusable as that’s the area used for Handoff. Also, depending on your location, iOS 8 will show links to apps like Starbucks and the app store directly when near a location that has an app (like Home Depot, 24 Hour Fitness…to name a few I’ve seen so far while testing iOS 8).

    • VictorMartino

      But iOS 8 isn’t out yet, so the tweak is still useful!

      • James Gunaca


  • VictorMartino


  • J™

    cant believe this tweak is actually free! *sarcastic*

  • Dan

    Not compatible with lockinfo

  • Yunsar

    What about lumos maxima?

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    Just got the fact it’s referencing Harry Potter I may get this.

  • Osama H. Shoora

    What’s your theme

  • Gabe Travis

    Ah, thanks

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Instead of this, one can simply use the flashlight toggle in Control Center, which can be accessed from the lock screen.