How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch?

How do I use my device as a torch?

The location of the torch or flashlight function on your device will depend on the operating system your device is using. Most Samsung phones allow you to to quickly access and turn on the torch from your quick settings, but if this is not available you can also add the torch as a widget.

 

For devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and lower you will need to add a widget.

For devices running Android Jelly Bean and higher you can use your quick settings.

 

Find out how to check what Android version your device is using or follow along with the steps that are similar to your device.

Adding the torch using Widgets (Android Ice Cream Sandwich and below)Click to Expand
1 Tap and hold any blank space on the home screen
How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch or flashlight?
2 Tap Widgets
How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch or flashlight?
3 Tap and hold the Torch or Flashlight option, then drag it onto your home screen
How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch or flashlight?
Accessing the torch through the quick settings (Android Jelly Bean and above)Click to Expand
1 Swipe down from two places at the top of the screen, to access your quick settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen
2 Tap Torch to turn it on or off

Please note: if the Torch option is not displayed immediately, swipe left to see more quick settings

Tap Torch
Adjusting the torch brightnessClick to Expand
1 Swipe down from the top of the screen, to open the notification panel
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen
2 Tap the word Torch, beneath the quick settings icon
Tap the word torch
4 Tap the switch to turn the torch on
Tap the switch to turn it on
5 Drag the slider left or right, to adjust the brightness
Drag the slider left or right to adjust the brightness
6 Tap Done to confirm
Tap <b>Done</b> to confirm

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