See in the dark with a new app that utilizes Apple’s LiDAR & infrared sensors : iphone

LiDAR NIGHT VISION is a new app from Sperry Labs (that’s us)- available for $1 – made for the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the iPad Pro (4th Generation). It uses both the front and back cameras to allow a user to see their surroundings – even in complete darkness. It uses LiDAR in the back camera, and the infrared sensor in the TrueDepth camera in the front.


Unlike a regular camera, LiDAR and infrared sensors do not need ambient light. They both generate their own light, which you cannot see. Therefore, both sensors will work in complete darkness. Here is a video with an explanation and showing it in action (with bonus spelunking content).

The LiDAR Night Vision app turns the world around you into a depth map, where different colors represent distances from your device.


  • See in the dark without turning on your flashlight

  • Show off your new phone capabilities

  • Explore how LiDAR and infrared technology works

  • Learn about depth maps and seeing without light


This app will work on devices that don’t have LiDAR. It will use the front TrueDepth camera to provide a depth map of yourself and objects behind you. The rear-facing display will not work without an iPhone 12 Pro or iPad Pro (4th Generation).


We’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and questions. We’re pretty big nerds for this stuff and have plans to dig in further on this and other LiDAR applications. If you’ve found a particular app or app feature useful- we’d love to hear that too.

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