Apple Will Allow iOS 18-Compatible iPhones To Control How Narrow Or Wide Their Flashlights Get

The ‘flashlight’ feature has existed on Android smartphones and iPhones, and it is an addition that has just worked and proved its utility repeatedly when you did not have a spare light source. However, Apple likely feels that users should have more control over how narrow or wide the flashlight gets, which is why the company has introduced this change in iOS 18, giving compatible iPhone owners more control.

iOS 18 will also allow users to change the flashlight button on the lock screen so it is not pressed accidentally

One would likely ignore the flashlight functionality of a smartphone since it is a basic addition to a device, but after WWDC 2024 concluded, we learned that Apple decided to give some extra attention to this feature. In addition to preventing users from accidentally pressing the flashlight button on the lock screen, iOS 18 will now allow users to adjust the width of the light, choosing to increase it or make it narrower.

The demonstration of this feature was provided by Android Authority, with the three images showing that the UI elements change drastically depending on whether the flashlight gets narrower or wider. This is an excellent approach from Apple as users can view the intensity of the light without inspecting the iPhone’s back constantly.

If you want to try out the feature for yourself, you can download and install the first iOS 18 developer beta on your devices. We have prepared a detailed guide on how to prepare your iPhone to install this update, so we highly recommend that you check it out because this information will come in real handy if you want to try it out.

Keep in mind that some users have reported several bugs in the latest beta, but if your experience turns out to be different, do play around with the flashlight and let us know what you think in the comments.

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