1. SandmanATHF's Avatar
    I just received my Pure and am having trouble launching the Flashlight via gestures. I am coming from a 2013 and have no problem launching the camera, which just may be because I am used to it.

    The flash does work, but I cannot get it to launch at all via gestures. I've tried different flicking speeds, lengths, and different hands. Any recommendations?

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    09-18-2015 05:32 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I just received my Pure and am having trouble launching the Flashlight via gestures. I am coming from a 2013 and have no problem launching the camera, which just may be because I am used to it.

    The flash does work, but I cannot get it to launch at all via gestures. I've tried different flicking speeds, lengths, and different hands. Any recommendations?

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    Did you turn the option on?
    09-18-2015 05:38 PM
  3. Clocks's Avatar
    Don't use your wrist at all. Think tomahawk.
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    09-18-2015 05:49 PM
  4. SandmanATHF's Avatar
    Yep, that did it clocks! Thanks you!

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    09-18-2015 09:30 PM
  5. charliefromflorida's Avatar
    I'm probably the only one this happens to but I can't get that "quick handshake" "karate chop" gesture to work. I think I got it maybe once out of 20 times and then couldn't duplicate. Is this a "secret handshake"?
    09-20-2015 08:58 PM
  6. Channan's Avatar
    You have to do it really fast.
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    09-20-2015 09:10 PM
  7. ibleedbloo's Avatar
    I was inconsistent at first, but practice makes perfect. It's all in the wrist!

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    09-20-2015 09:37 PM
  8. Rem3Dy's Avatar
    I'm probably the only one this happens to but I can't get that "quick handshake" "karate chop" gesture to work. I think I got it maybe once out of 20 times and then couldn't duplicate. Is this a "secret handshake"?
    No limp wrists!

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    09-21-2015 12:02 AM
  9. terellw's Avatar
    Keep your entire arm still EXCEPT for your wrist, when you do the motion....

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    09-21-2015 04:12 AM
  10. globster2000's Avatar
    Think of Chuck Norris

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    09-21-2015 06:44 AM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    I think there need to be a lanyard added like the Wii motes, since I can see some phones tomahawking into the night Does seem an odd movement for a device we do not want to fling out of the hand.
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    09-21-2015 02:38 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    Did you turn the option on?
    Where is the option?
    09-21-2015 02:44 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Where is the option?
    In the Moto App under Actions.
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    09-21-2015 02:49 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    At first I was bad at it .. but after a few times I got it down now .
    09-21-2015 03:03 PM
  15. thebobby00's Avatar
    I can't get it either! Hopefully I don't fling it out of my hand later.
    09-21-2015 03:33 PM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    FYI

    Moto X Pure Edition tips and tricks | Android Central

    Motorola has included several ways to activate and deactivate the flashlight on the Moto X Pure Edition, including a clever chopping motion that works even when the screen is off. You can double-chop to turn the flash on or off. But if you activate the flashlight this way and set the phone face-down, the flashlight will almost immediately turn itself off.

    It's likely this is a way to stop your flashlight from turning on in your pocket and remaining on long enough to do harm. Once the sensors on the front of the phone detect the screen is against something, the flashlight turns off. If you turn the flashlight on from the quick settings menu, the light will stay on as long as you tell it to.

    Now if only it'd do this if left face-up.
    09-21-2015 05:12 PM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    A Kansas fan obviously came up with this projectile prone method of activation. Tomahawk!
    09-21-2015 07:43 PM
  18. whymista's Avatar
    Yep, that did it clocks! Thanks you!

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    Awesome. I have had mine for a week and could never figure it out either lol

    Yut Kill
    09-21-2015 09:07 PM
  19. SUSIE0461's Avatar
    I had the moto x 2nd gen and the flash light gesture worked great. now with the pure edition I'm having a hard time with the chop gesture to turn on the flash light
    10-04-2015 11:32 PM
  20. Ryaan Johnson's Avatar
    Maybe it's a fsu thing.. But no problems here woohhoooo ohhhhhhh. Oooohhhh. Works like a charm.. Thinking the vocals help??

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    10-06-2015 09:57 AM
  21. gjhoddy's Avatar
    I was having trouble until I figured it out.. Focus on the UP gesture instead of the down chop..I can now get it to work every time

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    10-06-2015 10:39 AM
  22. charliefromflorida's Avatar
    I had it but then didn't use it for a couple weeks and now can't get it to work again
    10-06-2015 10:45 AM
  23. brentj's Avatar
    Here's a five-second video showing how I do it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/70v2o0uzlz...00404.MP4?dl=0
    10-10-2015 11:35 AM

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