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    Default Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    When I heard iOS 7 was coming with a built in flashlight on the control panel, I sent the developer of my flashlight app an email and told him I planned to continue using his app. He replied with a huge thanks. Why would I keep it? I like the features and is faster to open than pulling up the control panel. It really is a great flashlight app. It's simply called, "Light". It has what I call no nonsense features. You can make the screen completely dark while using it. I don't like having light from my screen shining back at me. Hiding the status bar is optional. Do you still use a 3rd party flashlight?
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    No, I never did. I use the built in flashlight on a regular basis though.
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    Nope. I use the built in one as well.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Same here, I use the built in flashlight when needed.
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    Default Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr1nce View Post
    No, I never did. I use the built in flashlight on a regular basis though.
    If you don't like light shining back at you, you can keep a black wallpaper on your camera roll and lower the panel and bring up the black screen from photos. I have this thing about if an intruder is in my house. When I shine my light at him, I don't want him to see me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    If you don't like light shining back at you, you can keep a black wallpaper on your camera roll and lower the panel and bring up the black screen from photos. I have this thing about if an intruder is in my house. When I shine my light at him, I don't want him to see me.
    I have a 1600 lumen CREE LED flashlight for that reason. It also doubles as my rifle light too.

    Back on topic, I never used a third party flashlight app and I have also never used the built in one either. I have so many torches laying about the house that I can always grab one. I have three sitting next to me at the moment for instance.

    I go shooting a lot and most of my flashlights are able to be rail mounted.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    I used a third party Flashlight app until iOS places one in the Control Center, and now, that is the only one I use.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    I have a 1600 lumen CREE LED flashlight for that reason. It also doubles as my rifle light too.

    Back on topic, I never used a third party flashlight app and I have also never used the built in one either. I have so many torches laying about the house that I can always grab one. I have three sitting next to me at the moment for instance.

    I go shooting a lot and most of my flashlights are able to be rail mounted.
    I have a decent flashlight. But I use it mostly outside. But I use my phone bedside. The other is too big. It also comes in handy in the car at night. Even with the inside lights on, it's hard to find that dime I dropped.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Im liking the one in the control center.
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    I always used to use a flashlight app but now one is built in I've never felt the need to download a 3rd party flashlight the built in flashlight is good enough!


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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    I use the one in Control Center.
    It serves my needs.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    I use the stock one. I don't understand why anyone wouldn't.


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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Nope. The stock flashlight is very bright plus it's easily accessible.
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    There's no point, in my opinion. I do not need strobe.
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    Default Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    There's no point with a stock flashlight in the software. & everything else Nikki said. Lol I said the same thing without reading your comment.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Deleted 3rd party one to free precious space from my phone :-)
    I use the one in the notification centre. Incase you don't want the screen light on your face, you can press the power/lock button on top immediately after turning on the flashlight from notification centre. The screen will go off and flashlight stays on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritesh View Post
    Deleted 3rd party one to free precious space from my phone :-)
    I use the one in the notification centre. Incase you don't want the screen light on your face, you can press the power/lock button on top immediately after turning on the flashlight from notification centre. The screen will go off and flashlight stays on.
    How much space could a flashlight really take up? Lol.
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    Same thing as everyone else, use the default flashlight
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    How much space could a flashlight really take up? Lol.
    If I remember correctly, it was using up a good 13 kb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritesh View Post
    If I remember correctly, it was using up a good 13 kb.
    Just too much..
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    My grandma was telling my grandpa about the flashlight the other day and he didn't know anything about it. He's been using his screen for light. LOL! "Yeah, it gives off a lot of light but it goes out quick." We looked at each other and was like no... The iPhone has a flashlight.
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    The iphone has a flashlight?!?! Where!!... I think my final brain cell has finally given up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJ92 View Post
    The iphone has a flashlight?!?! Where!!... I think my final brain cell has finally given up!


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    Swipe up from bottom to open control center. Click flashlight icon in lower left. It uses to LED camera flash as a flashlight.
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    Using my app is faster for me because it's difficult to swipe the control center up with the Otterbox Defender on it. It takes 4.2 mb of space. Many of you have 30 gb or more of music on your phone. And you criticize a 4.2 mb flashlight? I like the features of this flashlight. Besides, I promised the developer I would keep it. LOL
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    Default Re: Do You Still Use A 3rd Party Flashlight App? Why Or Why Not?

    I prefer using the built in flashlight. Don't care for looking for a flashlight app now that there is an official one.


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