One of the things I really like about iOS and iPadOS is that a tiny colored dot manifests itself in the Status Bar when your handset’s camera or microphone activates. Not only is it a great way to be reminded that your hardware is being used in the background, but it also promotes privacy by ensuring you’re in the know whenever an app taps into your camera or microphone.
I can’t count on my own two hands the number of times I’ve witnessed someone who forgot their device’s flashlight on and failed to realize it either because they were out in the Sun or because the LED flash was being covered by something. Having said that, a similar Status Bar-centric indicator for the rear-facing LED flash could also benefit users.
That LED flash on your iPhone doubles as a flashlight with adjustable brightness. If you use your iPhone flashlight often, you might want to learn a new trick that will let you quickly turn on your device's flashlight and adjust its brightness in one uninterrupted motion.
If you use your iPhone’s rear-facing LED flash as a flashlight to help you navigate dark environments from time to time, then you’re far from alone.
Right out of the box, Apple provides a shortcut on the Lock Screen for the aforementioned purpose, and it even offers a satisfying amount of haptic feedback when toggled. As for a cool sound effect, however, users are left underwhelmed.
In addition to being a phone and an internet communications device, the iPhone could be described as a digital multitool. A great example is the handset’s rear-facing LED flash, which doubles as a flashlight when we find ourselves stranded in the dark.
Out of the box, a stock iPhone supports use of the aforementioned LED flash as a flashlight via the Lock Screen Quick Action button or the dedicated Control Center module. Users may also adjust the LED brightness in steps if they wish. Unlike a lot of flashlights on the market today, however, the iPhone’s LED flash seems lackluster in the feature department. That’s where a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Tenmetsu by iOS developer Plat-Ykor comes into play.
First and foremost, your iPhone is an internet-based communications device, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other things. The handset’s rear-facing LED flash, for example, doubles as a convenient multi-stage flashlight when you’re stuck in the dark.
Stock iPhone users are limited to using the Lock Screen’s flashlight quick action button or using Control Center’s toggle button from anywhere else in iOS. But in those awkward slick-fingered situations where using a touch screen simply isn’t a viable option, a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Manaar by iOS developer Plat-Ykor could come in handy.
If a notched iPhone is your daily driver, then you might be familiar with just how easy it is to accidentally activate the rear-facing LED flashlight from the Lock Screen. Even more annoying is when it’s a bright and sunny day outside and you can't see that you have the flashlight feature turned on, therefore forgetting all about it and imposing unnecessary battery drain on your device.
FlashNotify is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Greg0109 that was created to prevent the two aforementioned scenarios from happening to you. As the tweak’s name implies, FlashNotify works by notifying you when you forget to turn off your handset’s rear-facing flash and provides intelligent features for turning it off when this happens.
I often find myself in situations where I require a flashlight, and when one isn’t readily available. When this happens, I’ll do the only logical thing and grab my iPhone to use the LED torch functionality.
There are some cases, however, when using the touch screen to activate my iPhone’s LED torch just isn’t an option, and that’s one reason why I’m excited about the release of a new and free jailbreak tweak called ShakeLight by iOS developer Kritanta.
Your iPhone’s rear-facing LED camera flash becomes an excellent makeshift flashlight in a pinch, but have you ever glanced at your handset’s battery level after accidentally leaving your LED flash turned on? I have… and it wasn’t pretty.
With a newly-released jailbreak tweak dubbed OhMyFlash by iOS developer NoisyFlake, you can prevent this from happening. The tweak implements a customizable timeout period, after which your iPhone’s rear-facing flash is automatically turned off.
If you own any of Apple’s notched handsets, such as the iPhone X, XR, XS, or XS Max, then you’re already familiar with the two small shortcuts that appear on the bottom left and right of your Lock screen for the Flashlight and the Camera.
These shortcuts are incredibly useful in a pinch, and yet Apple never thought to provide them for users of older, non-notched handsets. Fortunately, you can now change that with the help of a free jailbreak tweak called ShortcutEnabler by iOS developer NoisyFlake.
I use my iPhone’s rear-facing LED flash as a flashlight all
the time for various tasks, but I’ll be the first to admit that Apple could and
should come up with a more intuitive way of toggling it on or off. In some
cases, using a software button to toggle the flashlight just isn’t good enough,
such as when you have wet or dirty hands.
Here to the rescue is a new free jailbreak tweak called SmartLight by iOS developer smokin1337, which spearheads a solution to these kinds of scenarios by letting users toggle the rear-facing flashlight on or off with the device’s hardware buttons instead.
iOS 12 makes Siri flashlight a reality. While this is something we learned back at June's WWDC, we're bringing this convenient feature to your attention ahead of iOS 12's public launch.
Shortcuts are always advantageous, especially on the smartphones we use every day. That’s why iOS developer Neo Ighodaro crafted a new free jailbreak tweak known as Jumper.
Just like countless other shortcut-based jailbreak tweaks released in the past, Jumper provides you with two different app shortcuts on the Lock screen, allowing you to access the respective apps in a pinch.