How to Use Harry Potter ‘Lumos’ Hack on iPhone


iPhones have a lot of cool features that can be very useful. We’re always learning cool new hacks and there’s one I learned recently that every Harry potter fan will want to try immediately.

It’s amazing how many cool hacks are available on our phones. These “smartphones” have many more features than we know. It seems that iPhones keep offering hidden tricks that never cease to amaze me.

I recently learned that you can block unknown callers on your phone; you can unlock your iPhone with your voice; your phone can alert you when it detects certain sounds; and the Apple logo on the back of your phone is a secret button.

There are still so many other iPhone hacks we haven’t discovered yet, but one hack I discovered yesterday involves Harry potter of all things.

Harry Potter iPhone Hack Explained:

I recently found a post that went viral on Instagram. This post read: “ATTENTION HARRY POTTER FANS: It was years ago when I realized that if I say ‘Lumos’ to my phone, the flashlight will turn on.”

Of course, I had to try it…

Does it work?

I felt silly when I tried it at first because I was shouting “Lumos” into my phone and nothing was happening. Then I realized that for this to work you either have to say “Hey Siri, Lumos” or hold down the right button and say “Hey Siri, Lumos!” So when I tried this way, like magic, my phone’s flashlight turned on.

What does this have to do with Harry potter?

fans of Harry potter already understand the link and if you don’t, you’re not a real fan. (Joke!). The word “Lumos” is a wand lighting charm used to illuminate the tip of the wizard’s wand so that the caster can see in the dark. You know, kinda like a flashlight.

Here’s the really cool thing…

If you want to turn off your phone’s flashlight Harry potter-Style, you can use the wand extinguishing charm, “Nox”, which is used to extinguish the caster’s wand light. So to turn off the light, just say “Hey Siri, Nox” – and you’ll feel like a wizard like Harry.

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