Flashlight Missing from Control Center in iOS 11 on iPhone? How to Get It Back

Control Center on iPhone got some major improvements with iOS 11. Users have been asking for the ability to customize Control Center for a while now, and we finally got it! However, this has also been confusing for some. If you opened Control Center and found the flashlight was gone, no need to panic. It’s still available! Now that you can customize Control Center on iPhone, you can choose what functions are important for you. If you’ve been wondering where the flashlight on iPhone disappeared to, here’s how to get it back.

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How to Get Flashlight Back on iPhone with iOS 11

Don’t worry— the flashlight on iPhone isn’t gone. It’s just hiding from your view. We need to customize your Control Center to get it back. To get the flashlight back in Control Center:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select Control Center.
  • Tap Customize Controls.

  • The first list contains all the functions currently accessible from Control Center.
  • Scroll down to the second list.
  • Find Flashlight; tap the green + sign to add flashlight to Control Center.

  • Once you’ve done so, open Control Center and you’ll see the little flashlight icon again.

That’s all there is to it. If any other Control Center functions you’re used to seem to be missing, use this tip to recover them.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.