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How to Use your iPhone 4 as an LED Flashlight: Springflash

The iPhone 4 has many new features and upgrades compared to its younger sibling the iPhone 3GS. One of the most anticipated features was the inclusion of an LED flash for taking pictures in low light. I’ve already discovered the camera can still capture images in extreme low light conditions without flash. But for those “shots in da club,” flash photography is your only option.

What about other uses for your LED flash? Why not use it as a flashlight? You can do so easily by downloading any free LED flashlight app in the App Store. You’ll find a plethora of free ones. Just search for them.

However, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, there’s a new tweak called Springflash that will perform the same task but in a fraction of the time. There is also a SBSettings Springflash toggle to make life even easier.

So, in summary, if you want to use your iPhone 4 LED as a flashlight, you have three options:

Option 1. Download a free flashlight app from the App Store.

Option 2. If you want a faster method of activating the LED flash, install Springflash and the SBSettings Springflash Toggle via Cydia.

Option 3. Launch the Camera app, turn flash ON.

The LED flash works pretty well as a flashlight in darkness–it’s really bright. I can find a plethora of uses for this LED flash, but one thing is for sure your battery life will be affected!

Are you using any flashlight apps with your iPhone 4?

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  • Alex

    I use activator to set an action for the LED light. Such as the button combo “volume up, volume down”.

  • Dangersnert

    Is there a way to control the brightness?

  • Jayo6969

    same ….its so much better

  • William

    I use Everlight

  • livininvic

    I use Flashlight. It’s free, and one tap to open the app, and the flash turns on automatically. Your method is two taps. Open camera, turn on flash. For this application, this app store app is faster than the jailbreak method.

  • Leventco

    I set mine as holding the power button at lockscreen for 2 seconds, dont even have to unlock the phone to activate the LED.

  • Anonymous

    I’m using SwitcherPlus, a tweak in Cydia. It allows for native multi-tasking “Switcher” feature to also be used in the Lock Screen Mode. A bonus is a little flashlight they call the torch. Works great, I like it a lot.

  • Anonymous

    I use this, too. With Activator support, I have it set so I double click the sleep/wake button to turn on and off. :) There was a rumour long ago that this would be a native feature of iOS 4, but it never happened.

  • http://www.gamerant.com/ alex_sebenski

    Same. Activator, sleep power button double tap.

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  • http://twitter.com/irfanuks irfanuks

    I was using method 3 up until now, mainly because I didn’t use it often. Just got SpringFlash. So much easier. Thanks for the activator tip! Wouldn’t have known otherwise.

  • TRuss

    not if you use this application right. I can turn on my light by hitting volume up and down at the same time and turn it off by hitting them again. don’t have to turn on the phone or unlock it or anything thus clearly faster than anything you can do unjailbroken