Some iPhone X Series Customers are Complaining that the 'Flashlight' Annoyingly Continues to Turn on Automatically
A new report this morning claims some Apple iPhone X series owners are complaining that the Flashlight feature is turning itself on and draining the battery. The report notes that 488 iPhone users have reported the problem to Apple, asking the tech giant how to remove the fussy shortcut from the main screen entirely. If you don't have this problem, you probably have a pre-iPhone X device — and more control of when you let your little light shine.
USA Today quoted Sacramento comedian Morgan Lujan, 28, said that the flashlight on his iPhone XS Max seems to turn itself on at least once a day. "It's interesting that the camera shortcut on the other side of the phone is never triggered. For some reason, it's always the flashlight."
Another iPhone owner, Toussaint Campbell, 21, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, said that he accidentally triggers the flashlight on his iPhone XS "all the time. When I'm just walking with my phone or holding it, my hand just so happens to be all over the screen. People ask me all the time, 'Do you know your flashlight is on?' I've gotten used to it."
Considering that Apple noted in their conference call that they have 900 million iPhones in the wild, 488 complaints is not a major issue. Annoying, perhaps. Apple could address this in a future update if in fact it's a glitch rather than human error. For more on this, read the full report here.
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