John John - 11 months ago 31
iOS Question

Turn on torch/flash on iPhone

I know that the only way to turn on the flash and keep it on on iPhone 4 is by turning the video camera on. I'm not too sure of the code though. Here is what I am trying:

-(IBAction)turnTorchOn {
AVCaptureSession *captureSession = [[AVCaptureSession alloc] init];
AVCaptureDevice *videoCaptureDevice = [AVCaptureDevice defaultDeviceWithMediaType:AVMediaTypeVideo];
NSError *error = nil;
AVCaptureDeviceInput *videoInput = [AVCaptureDeviceInput deviceInputWithDevice:videoCaptureDevice error:&error];

if (videoInput) {
[captureSession addInput:videoInput];

AVCaptureVideoDataOutput* videoOutput = [[AVCaptureVideoDataOutput alloc] init];
[videoOutput setSampleBufferDelegate:self queue:dispatch_get_current_queue()];

[captureSession addOutput:videoOutput];

[captureSession startRunning];

videoCaptureDevice.torchMode = AVCaptureTorchModeOn;


Does anybody know if this would work or am I missing anything? (I don't have an iPhone 4 yet to test on -just trying out some of the new API's).



the lockforConfiguration is set in your code, where you declare your AVCaptureDevice is a property.

[videoCaptureDevice lockForConfiguration:nil];