How To Record Video On iOS 8 With Camera Flash Turned On

A jailbreak tweak called Record ’n’ Torch has been updated to support iOS 8. We bet you can guess what it does.

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both posses a pretty impressive camera each, both for taking still photos and moving video. The improved flash that allows for more lifelike results is also welcome, but unfortunately Apple still doesn’t allow the flash to be activated during the recording of video, something that we have never really understood the reason for.

Limitations like this are the kind of thing that the jailbreak community thrives on though. which is why Record ’n’ Torch is so obvious, yet so awesome at the same time.

iPhone 6 camera

As the name of the tweak heavily suggests, once installed, it will allow users to activate the flash, or torch, when you’re well into the process of recording a video. That means that if you had started recording a video and realized that the whole scene is getting darker by the minute, then you can turn on the camera flash without having to stop the video recording itself, which is very handy if you’re asking us..

Importantly, the tweak recently received an update that brings it up to speed as far as support for iOS 8 is concerned, which at this point is a box that all the best tweaks need to have ticked in order to remain relevant. Really, who isn’t running iOS 8 at this point?


Perhaps even more important is the fact that Record ’n’ Torch is free to download, so even if you think that you might only use it once in a very long while, it’s worth having installed for the one time you do need it. Download it now, because when you need it, it will be too late.

Go on, you know we’re right.

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