What is Assistive light on my phone?

Last Update date : Nov 23. 2020

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Assistive Light (or Torch) is one of the useful features of Samsung Galaxy Smartphones as you can now turn your device into a flashlight. This function uses the led light located at the back of your device.



This feature also has a pre-installed widget that allows you to turn on this feature in a single touch.


To enable Assistive Light / Torch through widget, follow the steps given below:


For Android KitKat and up OS versions 


Step 1: From the Home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or press and hold on a blank space:






Step 2: Tap Widget.





Step 3: Search for Torch Widget, press and hold the Widget until the home screen appears.





Step 4: Put the widget at a desired location/space on the home screen.





Step 5: Tap to switch ON/OFF the feature.





For Android Jellybean and earlier OS versions 


Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Apps.





Step 2: Go to Widget section and look for Assistive Light Widget. Press and hold the Assistive Light Widget until the home screen appears.





Step 3: Place the widget at a desired location/space on the home screen.





Step 4: Tap to switch ON Assistive Light as shown below.





Note: Assistive light widget is available only for those devices that has LED flash light at the back.




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