Fixed : iPhone 6 flashlight greyed out (won't turn on)


After upgrading iPhone to iOS version, flashlight icon starts to grey out and cannot switch ON it. Try the below alternatives to fix this issue.
iPhone flashlight icon grayed out
Solution 1: Reset the phone

  • Close all the opened applications in your iPhone
  • Hard reset the phone by pressing home + lock button for at least 10 seconds.
  • Release the button after Apple logo appears

Solution 2: Restore iPhone from backup

  • Go to settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings
  • Restore phone from original backup
  • Go to settings -> Battery -> Low power mode. Wait for few minutes
  • Go to settings -> Battery -> Low power mode and turn off the Low power mode
  • Open your camera and flashlight should work properly now.

Solution 3: Switch IN and OUT of video mode

  • Go to camera
  • Switch to video mode and come out often.
  • Camera hardware will be reinitialize including the flash

Solution 4: Reset all settings

  • Go to iPhone Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset all settings
  • This process will reset all settings without deleting any data and fixes software related issues on the device.

Solution 5: Disable LED flash for alerts
Sometimes disabling LED flash for alerts will fix this issue.

  • Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility
  • Scroll down and find LED flash for Alerts under Hearing section
  • Turn it off

Solution 6: Restart your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone can rectify issues caused by third-party applications.

  • Power off the iPhone
  • Wait for 30 seconds
  • Turn on the iPhone

If the problem still persists, it’s most likely a hardware issue. So contact Apple store and change your camera.

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