How to Fix iPhone Flashlight Greyed Out in iOS 13/12/11

Why is my iPhone flashlight greyed out? Don’t worry, we will help you fix the iPhone flashlight greyed out issue quickly, applied to all iOS versions.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 23, 2020
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When you need to use the flashlight, you can easily open it by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the control center, and then tap the Flashlight option. However, you just find that the flashlight greyed out in the control center. Why is my iPhone flashlight greyed out?

In fact, you are not the only one that meets the iPhone flashlight greyed out the issue. It mostly happens when you update your iPhone to the newest iOS version like iOS 12, iOS 11 or the new iOS 13. We collect several practical methods that can help fix the iPhone flashlight greyed out the problem. Just follow the steps below to fix it.

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iPhone Flashlight Greyed Out

Part 1. Why is My Flashlight Disabled

There are some possible reasons can cause iPhone flashlight greyed out or not working at all.

  • Usually, the flashlight is greyed out when the camera is in use. Since some flashed will conflict with iPhone flashlight.
  • If the apps on iPhone are continuously used for a long time, it could have gotten some glitches in it.

How to Fix iPhone Flashlight Greyed Out

According to the above reasons, you can try the following fixes to enable your iPhone flashlight again:

Solution 1. Quit the Camera App

You can try this method first. Usually, the flashlight is greyed out when the camera is in use. This essentially creates a conflict between the camera’s flash and the flashlight. So just quit the Camara app, the flashlight will be enabled quickly. If this way didn’t work, you can move to the next one.

Solution 2. Close All Apps on iPhone and Restart Your iPhone

Close All Apps on iPhone

For iPhone 8 and earlier: Tap the Home button twice quickly and swipe up to close all the apps. Then press and hold the Home button and the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone X and later: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause slightly in the middle of the screen. And swipe right or left to view the processing app. Then swipe the Messages app up to close it.

Restart Your iPhone

For iPhone X/XS/XR and iPhone 11: Press and hold the Side button (on the right side of your iPhone), simultaneously press either volume button until the slider appears. Drag the slider and switch from left to right to turn the iPhone off. To turn iPhone back on, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

For iPhone 6/7/8: Press and hold the Side button until the slider appears.

For iPhone SE/5 and earlier: Press and hold the top button until the slider appears.

Solution 3. Turn off LED Flash for Alters

It may help you fix the iPhone flashlight greyed out issue sometimes. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Scroll down and choose LED Flash for Alerts > Turn it off.

Solution 4. Restore iPhone with iTunes

If you want to try this method, you need to back up iPhone firstly.

Step 1. Connect the device to the computer in which there are iTunes backups > Launch iTunes > Click Summary on your left > Click Restore Backup.

Step 2. Choose a backup you want to restore from.

Step 3. You need to confirm the “Restore” process by clicking Restore.

Also ReadHow to Backup iPhone/iPad to Computer with Ease >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix the iOS 13/12/11 flashlight greyed out issue. Hope these methods can help you. By the way, if you have other tips work, please feel free to share with us in the comment below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.