Learn whether your iPad has a flashlight feature built in, and how to use it if it does.
The iPad is a powerful device that makes it easy to stay on top of school, work, and even gaming. Such a powerful device like this also means there are other features that come in handy. For example, many iPad models also have a flashlight.
If you’re wondering how to use the flashlight on your iPad, this article is for you.
Which iPads Have a Flashlight?
One of the simplest ways to tell if an iPad has a flashlight is to look if there’s an LED flash on the back of the iPad. If you don’t see this on your iPad, it means that your iPad doesn’t have a flash camera.
Most iPad Pro models have a flash camera, with the only exception being the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that came out in 2015. iPad Air models, from the fourth generation and later, also have a flash camera, which means there’s also a flashlight. The sixth generation iPad mini also has a flash camera, but all earlier models don’t.
All other standard iPad models don’t feature a flash camera or a flashlight. Even the ninth generation iPad that came out in 2021 doesn’t feature a flash camera. So if you have any of these models, you won’t be able to use the flashlight.
How to Use the Flashlight on an iPad
To use the flashlight on your iPad, just slide down from the top right of the screen to open the Control Center. Here, you will see the option to use the flashlight.
If your flashlight is missing, you can go to Settings > Control Center and add Flashlight under More Controls. This will give you the flashlight option in the Control Panel. If it still doesn’t work, there are other ways to fix the flashlight on your iPhone or iPad.
Will Future iPads Still Have to a Flash Camera?
Future iPad models will most likely continue to have a flash camera. While the future for the standard iPad is uncertain, the iPad Pro now features a LiDAR scanner and other impressive features. With improvements like this, it’s hard to fathom why Apple would get rid of the camera flash.