iLightningCam 2 Lite 4+

Lightning Strike Photography

Florian Stiassny

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 20 Ratings
    • Free



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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

bschendel ,

Meh, timing was a little late

I used this on “auto” mode where it triggers by itself. Problem was by the time the shutter opened, the big visible lightning bolt had dissipated so all I kept getting was a background glow in the sky.

Also, kind of a funny side effect with this app on iPhone XS (without the home button) is when I’d swipe up to go to home screen, it kept thinking I was changing one of the menus. Was hard to quit out of! Haha.

Anyway as for capturing lightning, I had better results with a long exposure app.

Topthrill420 ,

Love it

I use both versions of the app the original and the second Version
They both work very well
Have gotten some phenomenal lightning photos. Not disappointed that's for sure. If you don't have this app you need to try it for the new user will take a little getting used to but it's worth it

Lizziebeth10 ,


I'm running this on a 4.5 year old iPhone 4s. The pictures I get are fantastic. Wow.

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