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People can't stop turning on their iPhone flashlights by accident

By Heather Kelly

19 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

If you have an iPhone there has almost definitely been a time when you accidentally turned on the flashlight. In this article, we discover how you can prevent this from happening again.

There are two kinds of iPhone users. The ones who accidentally turn on their flashlight and leave it blaring out of their back pockets - and the people who wonder how they keep doing that.

Sarah Andrew Wilson says pockets are partially to blame, specifically the lack of pockets in women's clothing. With no place to quickly put her iPhone away, the tech entrepreneur is constantly grazing her screen with a hand while trying to multitask, hitting the flashlight button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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