How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

Last Update Date : Apr 03. 2018

Turning on Torch simply takes three steps. You can change the position of the Torch icon to make it two steps. 

 

This topic also provide operation steps for previous Android OS versions and older phone models. 

 

Please note that the Chinese version of this FAQ is also available.

Turn On Torch (Android 7.0)

1 Drag down from top of screen
2 Drag down from bottom edge of notification board
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
3 Tap Torch
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

You have completed the steps.

Change Position of Torch Icon

1 Tap "More" icon
2 Tap "Button order"
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
3 Drag Torch icon to desired position, and tap "DONE"
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

The position of Torch has changed.

How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

Turn On Torch (Android 6.0)

1 From the home screen, scroll down the notification board
2 You will see part of the notification board, tap "Edit" or down arrow to see more
3 Look for the "Torch" widget, tap it and turn on the Torch
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

Alternative for Step 2. 

 

If there is no EDIT button, please press the down arrow button instead.

How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

Previous Phone Models

This method usually applies to previous models.

Please note that torch or flashlight function is not available in some old phone models.

1 From the Home Screen, pinch the screen using two fingers
2 Tap "Widget"
3 Go to Widget section and search for the Torch widget
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
4 Press and hold the Torch Widget until the home screen appears
5 Put the widget at a desired place on the home screen
6 Tap the Torch Icon to switch it on
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?
How to Switch On Torch/Flashlight in Samsung Smartphones?

NOTE:

1) Due to battery constraint, the Torch cannot be turned on for long hours.

2) Torch widget is available only for those devices that have LED flash light at the back. 

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