How to Turn on Front Flash on TikTok (iPhone & Android)

Have you been struggling with turning on your front flash on TikTok? In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about turning on the front flash on TikTok, whether you’re an android or iPhone user.

TikTok has been one of the fastest-growing apps in the last five years. It’s a platform that allows users to create videos and share them with a large audience.

Creating videos on TikTok is fun and easy as the platform has a user-friendly interface. But, just as the saying goes: you can’t have it all, and TikTok is one such app that, although it has a lot of unique features, comes with a constraint as there’s no flash on the TikTok front camera to highlight subjects in dim light.

Since the TikTok app doesn’t allow front flash, there’s an easy technique that lets you create a brightness that resembles a flashlight. It works by enabling your device’s Classic Invert or Color Inversion feature and increasing screen brightness to the highest. 

Classic Invert or Color Inversion is a feature that allows users to reverse colors; This feature is usually for people who suffer from certain eye defects. But this feature is the true and tested remedy for the front flash alternative on TikTok.


Does Front Camera Flash Feature for TikTok?

The answer is no for those asking if you can use the front flash on the TikTok app. TikTok doesn’t have any front flashlight feature. However, if you open your front camera on your iPhone or Android’s main menu (outside TikTok), you can quickly turn on your flash by tapping the flash icon.

But unfortunately, once you tap on your TikTok app, the flash icon doesn’t appear, leaving us with the question of how to enable the front flash on TikTok.

How to Do Front Flash on TikTok

Front flash doesn’t work on TikTok like other apps, but you can customize and adjust the settings on your iPhone or Android device with a few adjustments.

Most people slide through different filters on TikTok until they get a bright filter, but the method listed below works better and more effectively.

Front Flash on TikTok (iPhone)

To use front flash on iPhone:

1. Tap on Settings

To enable front flash on TikTok with iPhones, you need to allow the ‘Classic Invert’ feature on your device; hence go to ‘Settings app’ and tap on it to open it.

2. Click on ‘Accessibility.’

Once you tap on settings, you’ll find a menu with multiple options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, and many others.

Scroll down, and you’ll find the ‘Accessibility’ option.

Tap on it and go to Accessibility settings.

3. Tap on ‘Display & Text Size.’

After tapping the ‘Accessibility’ option, you’ll find four sections: Vision, Physical and Motor, Hearing, and General.

Under the ‘Vision’ section, you’ll find ‘Display & Text Size.’ 

4. Turn on ‘Classic Invert.’

When you click on ‘Display & Text Size,’ you’ll see a ‘Display & Text Size’ setting that lets you change text size, increase contrast, reduce transparency, and much more.

You’ll also find a ‘Classic Invert’ option.

Tap on it and enable it. This option automatically reverses the colors of your iPhone’s display.

Reversing the colors of the display serves as a front flash.

5. Increase Device Brightness and Record Video

Note: Before recording, endeavor to turn your brightness to the highest.

Once you’ve done this, switch to the front camera by tapping ‘Flip’ and record your video.

The ‘Classic Invert’ will be a front flash on your TikTok videos.

6. Turn off ‘Classic Invert.’ 

After recording, you’ll need to turn off ‘Classic Invert.’ Doing this would help you see how the video turns out. But you need to turn it off to be able to see the result.

To disable ‘Classic Invert,’ return to settings and click on ‘Display & Text Size.’

Tap on the ‘Classic Invert’ option again and disable it.

7. Upload the Video on TikTok

Once you’ve successfully disabled ‘Classic Invert’ on your iPhone device, you can return to TikTok and preview the video you just recorded.

Even if you’re in a dark place or not, you’ll be able to spot anything in front of your camera because objects will be visible once you have ‘Classic Invert’ enabled.

After previewing the video, if you find it satisfactory, you can post it on TikTok; otherwise, you can redo another video with ‘Classic Invert’ turned on again.

Front Flash on TikTok( Android)

Using the front flash on TikTok on an Android device is almost similar to the iPhone but with a slight change in names and menu names.

While the iPhone uses ‘Classic Invert’ to switch colors, Android also uses the color Inversion’ feature. So here’s a quick guide to follow to enable front flash on TikTok using an Android device.

1. Tap on Settings App on your Android device.

2. Scroll down to Additional Settings and click on it.

3. Tap on ‘Accessibility.’

4. Select the Vision tab from the top of the screen.

5. Tap on ‘Color Inversion’ and toggle on ‘Use color inversion’ on the next screen.

6. Increase your device brightness to max. If you have the battery-saver feature enabled, then turn it off to allow you to set your device brightness to maximum.

7. Open TikTok App on your iPhone device.

8. Tap on the Plus (+) icon to open your TikTok camera.

9. Record your video by clicking the record button. Finish your recording and endeavor to keep the TikTok app in the background.

10. Turn off the Color inversion toggle. You can do this by typing ‘Color Inversion’ in the Settings search bar to access it immediately.

11. Return to the TikTok preview video window, preview your video, and tap ‘Post’ to publish the video if it meets your preference.


TikTok is a fantastic app with many unique features, but one major constraint most TikTok users face is the inability to make explicit videos without external lighting. 

Unfortunately, regardless of if you’re an Android or iPhone user, you cannot record yourself in a dark place using the front flash on your TikTok app, but with the little hack discussed above, you can turn on ‘Classic Invert’ which can act as a front flash on TikTok.

‘Classic Invert’ makes objects in your camera visible hence it’s worth trying out. 

Remember to turn off ‘Classic Invert’ after recording to see the result.

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