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

The location of the torch or flashlight function on your device will depend on the make and model of your device.

 

Older devices and operating systems will have the torch function available as a widget; newer devices will have the torch available in the notifications bar.

 

Adding the torch using WidgetsClick to Expand
1 Tap and hold on an empty space on the Home screen until options appear
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 Navigate to, and tap and hold on Torch or Flashlight to drag it onto your home screen.

Don't see the Torch option? See the steps showing you how to access it from the notifications bar.

How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch or flashlight?
Accessing the torch from the notifications barClick to Expand
1 From the Home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen to access the notifications bar
How do I use my Samsung Galaxy device as a torch or flashlight?
2 Choose the Torch icon to turn the light on or off

(If the Torch icon is not displayed immediately, choose the Expand button (this can be displayed as an arrow pointing down or  two lines)

Tap Torch

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