How to Enable Flashlight Mode on your Android Phone

by Billy Mark Blogger

Often, we find ourselves in situations that make turning on the flashlight mode necessary. Since people usually do not carry a portable flashlight, then make use of the one in their phone. A majority of Android phones come with inbuilt flashlight feature that can be turned on by a single tap. In case your phone does not have this functionality, then you can use any flashlight app available in the app store. In this blog, we will discuss the various ways to enable flashlight mode on Android.

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Method 1: Toggle on flashlight mode with a single tap

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, the toggle switch for the flashlight is built right into the quick settings. For accessing it, you just have to launch the notification bar, locate the flashlight option, and touch it. The flashlight shall get enabled within moments. For turning it off, you just have to touch the same option again.

If you want to  use the toggle option for turning on flashlight mode, then just follow the instructions listed below:

  • First, you need to bring the notification bar down.
  • Now, find the flashlight option and touch it.

Method 2: Use a Flashlight app

In case the flashlight application comes pre-installed in the device, then you can use it. In case it isn’t there, then you can install one from the app store. These apps are usually free and can be easily downloaded.

Thankfully, there are a number of options available in the Play Store. Follow the instructions listed below:

  • Select a flashlight app.
  • Install it from Google Play Store.
  • Launch the app and start using it.

Method 3: Use Google Assistant

Google Assistant was introduced in late 2016 on Google Pixel phones, and it lets users communicate with their devices via verbal commands. All phones that run Android 6.0 and higher include Google Assistant. You can use the digital assistant to play your favorite songs, get weather updates, and also for turning on the flashlight mode.

For opening Google Assistant, you need to hold down the home button. And after a few, seconds, the Google Assistant will appear. Now, you can command it to turn on the flashlight. When you want to turn it off, just command Google Assistant to do the same.

In case you cannot give verbal commands or are in a noisy place where Google Assistant is not able to understand you, then you can type out the instructions. Just launch Google Assistant, touch the keyboard option in the lower left-hand edge and input this text: turn on the flashlight.

Here are the stepwise instructions:

  • Hold down the home button.
  • This will bring up Google Assistant.
  • Now, just command: “Okay Google, activate my flashlight.”

Method 4: Use a gesture on OnePlus

In case you have a OnePlus phone, then you can activate your flashlight easily. You just have to draw the V letter on the locked screen of your phone. However, to use this gesture, you need to enable it first.

  • Launch the Settings app on your OnePlus phone.
  • Select the Gestures option from the menu.
  • Now, turn on the option for Toggle flashlight.
  • After that, you can just draw the V letter on the screen when it is turned off.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at

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