Flashlight and Camera Lock Screen Guide for iPhone X

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Flashlight
  • Cameras
  • 3D
  • iPhone
  • iPhone X
  • iOS 11
The lock screen of your iPhone X has Flashlight and Camera shortcuts that must be hard-pressed to access their corresponding apps right from the lock screen itself.
Hard-pressing is the feature that requires 3D Touch in your iPhone to be enabled, and because it is enabled by default, the Flashlight and Camera shortcuts are present on the lock screen.
That said, if you turn off 3D Touch in your iPhone X, both Flashlight and Camera shortcuts go away from the lock screen, and the easiest way to access these apps after that is from Control Center.
To make things clear, this guide first demonstrates the effect on lock screen when 3D Touch is disabled, and then explains how to use the apps from the lock screen after re-enabling 3D Touch:
Check the Lock Screen for Flashlight and Camera Icons
  1. Wake your iPhone X
    Press the Sleep/Wake button once. This wakes up your iPhone X to the lock screen.
  2. Verify if the Flashlight and Camera shortcuts are present on the lock screen.


  • Manage 3D Touch
    1. Unlock your iPhone X
      Swipe the screen up (look at the screen for Face ID, or type the passcode if protected). This unlocks your iPhone X, and takes you to the Home screen.
    2. Get to the Accessibility window
      Tap Settings > General > Accessibility. This opens the Accessibility window that allows you to configure your iPhone X’s settings to best suit your preferences.



    3. Get to the 3D Touch window
      Tap 3D Touch from under the INTERACTION section. This opens the 3D Touch window that lets you adjust the 3D Touch settings.

    4. Disable 3D Touch
      Tap the 3D Touch toggle button. This disables 3D Touch on your iPhone X, and all the features that use 3D Touch get disabled as well.


    5. Check the lock screen
      Press the Sleep/Wake button once, and press it again after a second or two. This takes you to the lock screen. Notice that the Flashlight and Camera shortcuts are gone.

    6. Re-enable 3D Touch

  • Unlock your iPhone, and back on the 3D Touch window, tap the 3D Touch toggle button again. This re-enables 3D Touch on your iPhone X, and makes the Flashlight and Camera shortcuts appear on the lock screen again.


    Access Flashlight and Camera from the Lock Screen
    1. Get to the lock screen
      Press the Sleep/Wake button once (if iPhone’s screen is not awake). This wakes your iPhone X to the lock screen.
    2. Access Flashlight
      Hard-press the Flashlight icon on the lock screen. This turns on the Flashlight in your iPhone X, and its icon on the lock screen turns white.

      Hard-press the icon one more time to turn off Flashlight.

    3. Access Camera

  • Hard-press the Camera icon form the lock screen. This turns on the Camera app that you can use to capture photos and videos.

    Swipe the Gesture Bar up to turn off the Camera and get back to the lock screen.


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