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  1. Idan Barir's Avatar
    Ten days ago, my Nexus 4 was updated to the new Android Lollipop. Initially, I enjoyed the new built-in flashlight feature so much, I got rid of my flashlight app. Alas, after I started using Chromecast and the Hotspot toggle feature, the flashlight feature's icon simply disappeared from my quick-access tray.
    Does anyone have any idea as to how I retrieve this option manually, so that I will not need to re-install the flashlight app?
    That's how my tray looks at the moment:
    Where did the built-in flashlight disappear?-screenshot_2014-12-07-12-45-50.png
    Thanks in advance!
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    12-07-2014 04:51 AM
  2. Knudroid's Avatar
    Strange, could it possibly be hiding behind the battery saver notification?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-07-2014 12:47 PM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    This might explain what happened to your flashlight: Unused tiles will automatically disappear from Quick Settings in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Unfortunately, no one seems to know how to get it back.
    12-08-2014 06:28 PM
  4. johnson.9203's Avatar
    Ten days ago, my Nexus 4 was updated to the new Android Lollipop. Initially, I enjoyed the new built-in flashlight feature so much, I got rid of my flashlight app. Alas, after I started using Chromecast and the Hotspot toggle feature, the flashlight feature's icon simply disappeared from my quick-access tray.
    Does anyone have any idea as to how I retrieve this option manually, so that I will not need to re-install the flashlight app?
    That's how my tray looks at the moment:
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    Thanks in advance!
    check your widgets,,,i had the same issue
    01-12-2015 01:04 AM
  5. Gatoroid's Avatar
    The flashlight toggle has disappeared from my Nexus 5 over the past few days. After I read about Google Now being able to toggle the flashlight, wifi, and bluetooth, I tried the flashlight. The next day, I discovered that the toggle was missing from my quick settings. That's when I found your post.

    After reading the responses I thought, "Is it possible that using the voice command removed it from the settings?" So... I used the voice command to toggle bluetooth (to see if a similar effect would occur). Then, while I was at it, I tried the voice command for the flashlight again. Guess what happened? I got a message with an exclamation point icon which said, "This device doesn't have a flashlight."

    After a phone restart, the toggle in the quick settings has returned.

    I am posting immediately afterward, so I haven't tested any of my hypotheses (voice command affected toggle, restart restored it, etc.), but at least I can contribute my story.
    02-25-2015 08:58 AM
  6. zorak950's Avatar
    My icon came back after opening the Camera app.
    David Cruickshank and nyijedi like this.
    02-25-2015 12:31 PM
  7. DLK1's Avatar
    My icon disappears after I use the voice command to turn flashlight ON, then when I use voice command to turn flashlight OFF, the icon reappears.
    02-28-2015 04:00 PM
  8. Maggie Pantsvanilla's Avatar
    I never had it show up (note 4). I went to widgets, search widget for flashlight and it allowed me to add a flashlight widget. Not sure if this helps anyone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2015 12:25 PM
  9. threadx2003's Avatar
    My quick settings menu did not update with lollipop. I still have the same blue background as I did before. And I have no flashlight option in the menu. I have looked at the images of the new quick settings menu on the web and mine does not look that way, it still looks the same. Does anybody know why? I would like to get my flashlight back, as it disappeared from the home screen when I updated to lollipop. I have a Version S5.
    03-14-2015 10:58 AM
  10. Stephanoscyp's Avatar
    Of the camera does not work, nor will the flashlight. A reset solved my problem.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-14-2015 12:45 PM
  11. Tina Banner's Avatar
    go to your home screen and hold your finger on the screen till three options appear. Select widgets. Select the torçh widget and drag it onto your home screen. Done xx
    04-13-2015 05:41 PM
  12. NannerAirCraft's Avatar
    I had this happen on my Nexus 5 but it returned after a quick restart.
    04-14-2015 09:46 AM
  13. vadimladon's Avatar
    I had the same issue today on my Nexus 4 after updating to 5.1 today. I fixed it by "FORCE STOP" the Camera app, and then clearing the app data (not the app cache). After turning off my phone, the Flashlight shortcut is back in my Quick Settings drop-down. Give it a try. You can't hurt your camera by clearing its data.
    04-20-2015 06:59 PM
  14. phil0sophic's Avatar
    My quick settings menu did not update with lollipop. I still have the same blue background as I did before. And I have no flashlight option in the menu. I have looked at the images of the new quick settings menu on the web and mine does not look that way, it still looks the same. Does anybody know why? I would like to get my flashlight back, as it disappeared from the home screen when I updated to lollipop. I have a Version S5.
    My wife and I have Verizon GS4's with the same issue after OTA lollypop update.
    05-04-2015 08:35 PM
  15. bubbbab's Avatar
    Can't find a stock light anywhere. SGS4

    Samsung Galaxy S4 And 4.4.2 Switched from Z10 July 26.2014
    05-05-2015 09:21 AM
  16. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    go to your home screen and hold your finger on the screen till three options appear. Select widgets. Select the torçh widget and drag it onto your home screen. Done xx
    This works unless you don't want it on your home page. I was unable to move it anywhere else!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 "Size Does Matter!"
    05-05-2015 12:59 PM
  17. Keith Johnson6's Avatar
    I can turn on my flashlight with voice commands but have tried all of your suggestions and cannot get an icon on my quick settings any suggestions LG G3 vigor ver.5.2/Rogers wireless version. I can't even find a widget on my phone for it.
    05-05-2015 11:10 PM
  18. Victoria559's Avatar
    Same thing was happening to me all u have to do is power your phone off and count to twenty then power it back on them it should reappear
    08-28-2015 05:25 PM
  19. bwettler's Avatar
    Turning on the camera and then looking for the flashlight---that worked for me too. How strange!
    09-03-2015 08:07 PM
  20. Tarototh's Avatar
    For all those well meaning individuals who offered solutions involving widgets or home screen short cuts to the flashlight, thank you but please stop!! This thread is not about how to turn on the flashlight, we know there are apps and short cuts to do so!!!

    This thread is SPECIFICALLY about the lollipop notification tray icon going missing.

    Mine did, and the trick with the camera app worked. I simply opened the camera app. I played with the flash/auto flash icon but i don't know if that was the differentiator.. Anyway, now the flashlight icon is back in my notification tray... Very strange.

    Can someone with more time on their hands please pester Google about this bug?
    10-27-2015 11:45 PM
  21. Tarototh's Avatar
    go to your home screen and hold your finger on the screen till three options appear. Select widgets. Select the torçh widget and drag it onto your home screen. Done xx
    For all those well meaning individuals who offered solutions involving widgets or home screen short cuts to the flashlight, thank you but please stop!! This thread is not about how to turn on the flashlight, we know there are apps and short cuts to do so!!!

    This thread is SPECIFICALLY about the lollipop notification tray icon going missing
    10-27-2015 11:51 PM
  22. WolfStock's Avatar
    I'm trying to do this as well - however I have have a perhaps more basic problem. The flashlight icon has never appeared in my status bar. I've done searches and see how to bring up the flashlight icon in Lollipop - by "double-swiping" down the status bar. However my phone (S5) doesn't have this double-swipe version, even though it does have Lollipop (5.0)! Are there two different versions of Lollipop out there? My status bar is the greenish-blue color (default) as opposed to the gray color I see on various "how-to's" for Lollipop.

    I currently have Tiny Flashlight, but want to get rid of it - mainly because it can't be removed from my status bar without the app being force closed. However I want to still have some mechanism to do a flashlight. It's nice to see that it's finally an Android feature, but I can't seem to get to it.
    10-31-2015 10:33 AM
  23. sethyboy's Avatar
    I'm trying to do this as well - however I have have a perhaps more basic problem. The flashlight icon has never appeared in my status bar. I've done searches and see how to bring up the flashlight icon in Lollipop - by "double-swiping" down the status bar. However my phone (S5) doesn't have this double-swipe version, even though it does have Lollipop (5.0)! Are there two different versions of Lollipop out there? My status bar is the greenish-blue color (default) as opposed to the gray color I see on various "how-to's" for Lollipop.

    I currently have Tiny Flashlight, but want to get rid of it - mainly because it can't be removed from my status bar without the app being force closed. However I want to still have some mechanism to do a flashlight. It's nice to see that it's finally an Android feature, but I can't seem to get to it.
    Samsung phones are different, because although the software is Lollipop, Samsung layers their own skin over it, which means it might be different from some tutorials you'll see. The version you're seeing here is the stock version of Lollipop, which can be found on Nexus phones and most Motorola phones.

    That being said, try looking in your widgets (hold on the home screen and tap Widgets) for "Torch" or "Assistive light". There is a flashlight widget that you can place on your home screen and turn on when you want. It's not exactly the same, but it should do the job.
    11-02-2015 09:04 AM
  24. Oscaran's Avatar
    I never had it show up (note 4). I went to widgets, search widget for flashlight and it allowed me to add a flashlight widget. Not sure if this helps anyone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thanks Maggie - you helped me - the simple solutions are often the best!
    12-07-2015 02:15 PM
  25. MNZ's Avatar
    Change the flash setting in your camera to auto.
    Ten days ago, my Nexus 4 was updated to the new Android Lollipop. Initially, I enjoyed the new built-in flashlight feature so much, I got rid of my flashlight app. Alas, after I started using Chromecast and the Hotspot toggle feature, the flashlight feature's icon simply disappeared from my quick-access tray.
    Does anyone have any idea as to how I retrieve this option manually, so that I will not need to re-install the flashlight app?
    That's how my tray looks at the moment:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks in advance!
    01-30-2016 01:44 AM
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