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Quickly turn off the iPhone flashlightDonald Bell shows you an alternative, faster way to switch off your iPhone's flashlight feature.
It may seem low tech, but one of my favorite features on my iPhone is the flashlight. It really comes in handy in a tight dark space like this. You're looking for the right cable, reaching around in the dark. I don't always have a flashlight on me, but I always have my smart phone on me. So that feature really comes in handy. Swipe up from the bottom and a tap on the flashlight icon, and you're in business. That same swipe and tap will also turn it off, but what if you wanted to turn it off even faster? Well here's what you can do. You can swipe up halfway using the camera icon from the lock screen and it turns your flashlight off. I'll show that to you again. Here's the flashlight on, here's me turning it off by pressing on that camera icon and taking it just halfway up. You don't actually launch the camera app. That's all you have to do. This isn't anything more than just a cool trick to show off to your friends. But hey, I gave you one second of your life back. Use it wisely.