Is my flashlight bugged?
My iPhone 5 has recently started greying out the flashlight button on Control Centre, and my rear-facing camera isn’t working either. Google searches seem to suggest this is a common bug. I’ve tried restoring the iPhone from iTunes and also a full firmware restore, but it hasn’t helped. Is this something that iOS 8 is likely to fix? Adrian Poole I don’t think that this is a software bug. If it were an iOS bug then it wouldn’t have started happening only recently ( my Google trawl doesn’t indicate that this is a known iOS bug). If it were a corrupted preference or kernel, then restoring ought to have resolved it. I’m of the opinion that this is a hardware fault. Possibly caused by moisture that has corroded some contacts? Possibly caused by a knock that has created a loose connection? If your phone is under warranty, take it to an Apple Store. If it isn’t, take it to an Apple Store anyway and see what they quote for a repair, but I strongly suspect that it will be a case of might-aswell-just-get-another-phone. Regardless, don’t hold out for iOS 8 to rescue here.