Native iPhone App turns your iPhone into a Flashlight

This is probably one of the simplest native iPhone application developed for the iPhone but one that can be quite useful if you wake up in the middle of the night and want to use your iPhone as a light.

The native iPhone application is aptly called Flashlight.

Flashlight has been developed by iPhone developer Brent Jensen. Flashlight increases your iPhone’s brightness up to full by displaying a full screen white rectangle (thus making it a “flashlight”).

You can also slide your finger up and down to adjust its brightness. Double tapping results in exiting the iPhone app. If you want to quickly go to its lowest brightness, just tap in the
upper left corner and if you want to quickly go back to full
brightness, just tap in the bottom right corner.

You can check out the video demonstration of the native iPhone application below:

If you want to use this native iPhone game then you will need a jailbroken iPhone. You can check out one of these iPhone software to jailbreak your iPhone: ZiPhone 3.0 – New version of Popular tool to JailBreak and Unlock iPhone or iLiberty: Easy to use Application to JailBreak, Activate and Unlock iPhone. As part of the jailbreaking process ZiPhone or Liberty will also install the Installer App.

Once Installer App is installed on your iPhone, locate Flashlight in the "All Packages" folder and choose the program to install it. Then allow the iPhone to reboot and go to the Home screen to launch the program, to use your iPhone as a Flashlight.

This native iPhone app seems to have been released quite sometime back, so if you have checked it out please do give your feedback on the iPhone as a Flashlight in the comments below.


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  • vishal

    Seriously, u r kidding rite?
    Or did u just get an iphone yesterday. It seems the 3rd party applications are slowly dying, with 2.0 around the corner and the app store. why give ur app for free? just charge through the app store. its getting bad.

  • Here is a great alternative for those not willing to jailbreak:

    In safari, goto: about:blank

  • Hari

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I used one of the first native demo apps from Erica Sudan called Light, which is meant for this purpose, but it didn't control the lcd brightness. I just tried the Flashlight last night and it is much better (as it maximizes the brightness automatically while it is running, and restores it when it is done). In fact it incidentally came of use for my wife.

  • lucas

    Rainbow Flashlight = better
    can get any color you want, and if you run your finger back and forth it makes a pretty light show when youre high 😉

  • Until Apple changes their SDK to allow people to fiddle with brightness levels (and I doubt they will) all the flashlight apps are pretty pointless.

    Firing up safari or email has pretty much the same effect.