iLightningCam 2 - The Second Generation - Real-time lightning photography with iPhone made easy.

It enables everyone to take spectacular pictures of real lighting strikes with an iPhone or iPad!

This is the free Lite version of iLightningCam 2!
It offers all features of the full app, but pictures can only be saved with low quality (640x480 - 0,3 MP).
For full resolution please buy our complete new iLightningCam 2!

After three years of development, iLightningCam 2 follows the unique iLightningCam, which was the only app with ISO control since 2012 with more than 160 000 users.

iLightningCam 2 features:

- Full AUTO Mode!
No user input needed!
The app changes automatically between day and night mode
Continuous calculation of best ISO settings based on the last

- Original Photo Resolution, no tricks, no interpolation!

- Much better detection!

- Double-shot , + one image as blend of first and second shot!

- New modern design!

- For experts: ISO ranges are fully manually adjustable, if wished!

iLightningCam 2 uses true real-time recognition of lightning strikes. Once recognized, your iPhone takes a picture of the recognized lightning in up to 8MP. And yes - your iPhone or iPad is fast enough!
You only need a good view on a real thunderstorm.

The app works free hand. Just point your iPhone towards the scene/part of the sky/thunderstorm where you expect the next lightning, start the iLightningCam 2 and wait, the app will automatically press the trigger if a lightning is detected in your view.

Lightning storms are life threatening for you and your phone!!! Take care using this app! Do not take any risks and avoid exposure to thunderstorms! Use this app only in lightning and storm protected places. You are solely responsible for your actions and adverse consequences. Read full safety warning in the instructions page, before using this app.
Who is it not for: It is not for children and it is not for mentally handicapped persons, as they may have not the ability to protect themselves against lightning or the associated storm.

What’s New

Version 3.1

- Crashfix for older iPhones
- UI improvemts for iPhoneX
- Better detection

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

_Little_75_ ,

Amazing! Never lets me down

This app is so easy to use and gets great pics of lightning. I was always too slow on the camera button, now I don't have to worry. I don't know how it does it, but it does it so well!

RichardIanRobinson ,

Took great photos when expected

Don't be in a hurry as there a few questions to answer to get to the photo part but took great photos. Questions are essential to get light and focus right. Good app.

Optimal ,


Does not catch the majority of lightning, even with sensitivity set to max and lightning size set to small. When it does catch one in time, it is often a photo with clouds and a faint white horizontal line across the photo. I have managed to catch a couple of good ones, but at the time expense of dozens of missed lightnings.


Florian Stiassny
16.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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