How to Adjust Flashlight Brightness on iPhone 14

Adjusting the flashlight brightness on the iPhone 14 is easy. Wake your iPhone, swipe to access the Control Center, press and hold the flashlight icon, and slide to set your desired brightness level.

Our article continues below with more information about changing the iPhone flashlight brightness, including pros and cons of making this adjustment, as well as some frequently asked questions.

So, you’ve just got your hands on the new iPhone 14? Congrats! Now, let’s talk about one of its nifty features: the flashlight. Gone are the days when flashlights were just bright or off. With the iPhone 14, you can adjust its brightness to suit your needs. But how do you do that? Let’s dive right in!

Related: How to Turn on Auto-Brightness on iPhone 13

The Basic Steps to Flashlight Enlightenment

  1. Wake Up Your iPhone: You don’t need to unlock it completely. Just give it a little nudge or tap, and your screen will wake up. Easy peasy, right?
  2. Swipe into the Control Center: Remember when we used to swipe up from the bottom? Well, now, on the iPhone 14, just swipe down from the top right corner. Imagine it like pulling down a tiny curtain. That’s your Control Center!
  3. Press and Hold the Flashlight Icon: Spot that flashlight icon? Give it a long press, and a slider will pop up.
  4. Slide to Adjust: Now, simply slide up or down to adjust the brightness. It’s kinda like adjusting the volume on your old-school radio but for light!
adjust the slider

Why Bother Adjusting the Brightness?

Now, you might be thinking, “Why do I even need to adjust the flashlight’s brightness?” Well, here’s why:

  • Saves Battery Life: Lower brightness = less battery usage. It’s simple math!
  • Eye Safety: Ever accidentally blinded yourself with the flashlight in a dark room? Ouch! With adjustable brightness, you can keep things gentle on your peepers.
  • Might Not Be Bright Enough: At the lowest setting, you might struggle to find those lost keys in a dark room.
  • Takes a Few Seconds Longer: Instead of just tapping to turn it on, you’ve got to adjust that slider.

Some Quick Tips and Tricks

  • Fast Adjustments: If you’re in a hurry, just tap the flashlight icon in the Control Center to turn it on or off. No need for the slider!
  • Remember Your Setting: The iPhone 14 will remember your last brightness setting. So, the next time you turn on the flashlight, it’ll be just how you like it!

Bringing it All Together

Adjusting the flashlight brightness on the iPhone 14 is super intuitive. With just a few simple swipes and taps, you can have the perfect amount of light for any situation. Whether you’re looking for your pet hamster under the bed or trying to read a book in the dark, the iPhone 14 has got you covered!


  1. Can I adjust the flashlight brightness when my iPhone is locked?
    • Absolutely! You can access the Control Center and adjust the flashlight even when your iPhone is locked.
  2. Does the iPhone 14 automatically adjust flashlight brightness based on ambient light?
    • No, it doesn’t. You have full control over the brightness setting.
  3. Is this feature available on older iPhone models?
    • Yes, some older iPhone models with 3D Touch or Haptic Touch support flashlight brightness adjustments in a similar way.
  4. What if my flashlight slider isn’t working?
    • Restarting your iPhone often solves minor glitches. If the problem persists, consider checking for software updates or consulting Apple Support.
  5. Can I use Siri to adjust flashlight brightness?
    • As of now, Siri can turn the flashlight on or off but can’t adjust its brightness.