iPads are versatile devices. Twenty years ago, we had to buy a camera, a calculator, a phone, and a TV, all separately. Now, all these functions are also in iPads, including a flashlight.
You don’t need a torch or a flashlight if you have an iPad. You can use the iPad’s LED Flashlight to light up a dark room or dark environment.
Not all iPad models have thought, there are only two models with this feature. In this article, I want to go through all the iPads with flashlights, suggest some flashlight apps, and show you how you can turn them on and off.
Which iPads Have Flashlight
iPads have flashlights, but not all models. All iPad Pro models (except the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1 generation) and iPad Mini 6 have the LED flashlight at the back of the iPad next to the camera.
In the future, we might see some changes, and Apple might add this feature to other iPad models as well.
How To Turn It On and Off
- Swipe down from the iPad’s right corner (The Control Center will appear).
- Tap on the ‘Torch icon.’
Your flashlight will turn on. If you don’t see the torch icon in the control center, you must enable it in the settings.
- Open ‘Settings’
- Tap on ‘Control Centre’
- Find ‘Torch’ and include it in controls.
If you don’t see the torch icon under ‘more controls,’ that means your iPad doesn’t have the flashlight.
How To Control iPads Flashlights Brightness
To adjust the flashlight brightness, press and hold the flashlight icon until a new icon appears on your screen. Then, swipe up to make it brighter or swipe down to make it dimmer.
This will allow you to change the brightness of the flashlight; sometimes it’s not bright enough or the opposite.
Flashlight Apps on iPad
There are also alternative apps you can download from the App Store if you want more functionality.
What I like about this app is that you can turn on Flashlight on an iPad with it, and you can turn your iPad into a night light. It brightens your screen up to the maximum, and you can use this feature to get some reading done or put your kids to sleep and of course it also works just as normal flashlight.
Simple app with three simple flashlight functions. You turn on the flash, and it stays on until you turn it off. You can also send SOS signals with this app and adjust strobe. Allowing you to modify the frequency of how often the flash goes on.
I liked this app for its simplicity. You open the app, and there’s a flashlight, and you turn it on and off with the red button; it resembles a real-life flashlight.
With this app you can change the colors of the flashlight and communicate in Morse code.
Turn iPad Flashlight On with Siri
You don’t even need to unlock your iPad. Just simply say, “Hey Siri, can you turn the flashlight on?”
If it doesn’t work by any chance, you have to go to settings and enable Siri. Sometimes, it’s disabled, and it won’t respond to your commands.
This function should work on all iPad Pro models running iOS 12 or newer and iPad Mini 6. You can also use Siri to turn the flashlight off.
Does Flashlight Affect Battery Life?
Yes, using a flashlight on an iPad does affect your iPad’s battery life. It requires your device to emit bright light, which consumes more power. How much battery it consumes depends on the brightness levels and for how long it’s being used.
Can I use a third-party app on my iPad to turn on Flashlight if It doesn’t have a built-in Flashlight?
Yes, you can utilize third-party flashlight apps that use the screen as a light source. I recommend the MyLight app for this purpose.
Why do classic iPads and iPad Air Not have a flashlight?
iPads are intended to be used as productivity devices, for media consumption, and for content creation, where the flashlight feature may not be as essential as it is on a smartphone. This is why Apple has prioritized other features instead of a flashlight.
Does iPad 10 Have a Flashlight?
No, iPad 10 nor other iPad classic models have a flashlight. But it does have a LED flash for the rear camera, but it only works when you want to take a picture.
Does iPad Air 5 Have a Flashlight?
No, iPad Air 5 nor other iPad Air generations have a flashlight. It lacks a TrueTone flash for its rear camera, which is the essential hardware component used by the iPad flashlight feature.
However, you can use the iPad Air screen as a flashlight by turning the brightness up to the maximum.
Does the iPad Mini Have Flashlights?
Yes, the iPad Mini has a flashlight, but it is only the 6th generation iPad Mini.
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