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  1. mobrules's Avatar
    Anybody get the flashlight chop to work? Doesn't work for me
    07-01-2015 04:02 PM
  2. xweb10's Avatar
    Anybody get the flashlight chop to work? Doesn't work for me
    Yes, it works great. Make sure it is enabled in the Moto app.
    07-01-2015 04:04 PM
  3. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Anybody get the flashlight chop to work? Doesn't work for me
    It works for me, but why on earth did they implement and advertise this. It takes 2, sometimes 3, hard shakes for it to work. It's much easier to just go to settings and touch flashlight.
    07-01-2015 04:07 PM
  4. KSDroid01's Avatar
    It works for me, but why on earth did they implement and advertise this. It takes 2, sometimes 3, hard shakes for it to work. It's much easier to just go to settings and touch flashlight.
    With mine it takes a little practice but now works each time. You have to be careful with the motion or it can be confused with the camera wiggle, once I was trying to get the camera, turned on the flash instead, but also got a warning message that couldn't use the camera because the flash was on!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    tvouge likes this.
    07-02-2015 03:11 PM
  5. Cybric11's Avatar
    Ok. No chop chop for flashlight.
    07-04-2015 01:09 AM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Ok. No chop chop for flashlight.
    Are you saying you can't get it? You have to hold the phone sideways and chop chop. If you're confused go to the Moto app and watch a demo within there.
    hannsoft likes this.
    07-04-2015 02:18 AM
  7. Cybric11's Avatar
    Watched the demo and chopped and chopped with no luck. Maybe my defender case is interfering.
    07-08-2015 06:58 PM
  8. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Anybody get the flashlight chop to work? Doesn't work for me
    Works fine for me.
    07-08-2015 07:48 PM
  9. tdizzel's Avatar
    For me it only works if I'm holding the phone tightly as a chop. If I have loose grip and do the exact same motion then I get nothing, but if I have a tight grip on it then it works every time. It doesn't seem to matter how hard I chop either, just as long as I'm holding it tightly.
    07-08-2015 08:58 PM
  10. John_Thomas's Avatar
    Mine worked the first time. Then it didn't want to. I kept trying and finally got it to work. A couple more times and it seems to work pretty well now.
    07-08-2015 10:02 PM
  11. Tom Furlan's Avatar
    The Flashlight chop seems less than perfect. I had a lot of trouble getting to work at first, but it seems a little easier now. Sometimes you need more than 2 chops, sometimes you can chop twice, and it will come on a half second later. I think getting used to it is PART of the issue, but not the whole issue. I was part of the soak test, and some people reported problems on the soak test message board also.
    07-09-2015 09:58 AM
  12. donaldmd13's Avatar
    I think the key is doing the chops fast (faster than you would intuitively think). I was waiting a half a beat between chops and it doesn't work. Do the chops faster and I think you'll have more luck making it work consistently.
    07-09-2015 11:00 AM
  13. treesyjo's Avatar
    For some reason, I can do the chop chop without any issue. Works 99 times out of 100 for me. My poor husband can'
    t barely get it to work. One thing is he is a leftie and I can't get it to work in my left hand. He can do it a little better in his right hand but it's still sporadic. One thing I noticed when he tries it is he's using more of his arm for the action where when I do it, I'm just using my wrist. And he's almost doing 2 quick shakes instead of an actual chop. It was actually comical last night watching him trying to do the chop chop motion. I've held his hand and did it for him so he could feel the motion but he still struggles. But it did seem that the more times he tried, the more times he was successful. So I think it's just going to take some practice.

    And I definitely think it's easier to chop it on then trying to find the flashlight button on the phone. It's nice to just pull it out of my purse and chop it on without even looking at it.
    adayoff likes this.
    07-09-2015 12:27 PM
  14. adayoff's Avatar
    Quick sharp wrist chop works every time! Gotta be quick and sharp. Hiii-yahhh!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    tvouge likes this.
    07-09-2015 12:33 PM
  15. tvouge's Avatar
    Quick sharp wrist chop works every time! Gotta be quick and sharp. Hiii-yahhh!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Exactly. It's a pretty forceful and quick motion, so you don't accidentally activate it in your pocket/backpack. Once you get the hang of it, it works everytime. Awesome feature.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    maxman1 and VZWsucks like this.
    07-09-2015 01:25 PM
  16. leehardballer12's Avatar
    Cool feature! I noticed the new flashlight toggle on the pull down menu right away and was happy to see it, even though TeslaLED handled that well enough for me. Now with this...this is cool. Definitely two quick, firm chops...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-10-2015 12:15 AM
  17. jerrykur's Avatar
    I found I have better luck chopping it into my palm.
    jesta192 likes this.
    07-10-2015 12:43 AM
  18. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I found I have better luck chopping it into my palm.
    Excellent tip! Also makes dropping it less likely, lol.
    07-10-2015 03:12 AM
  19. I800C0LLECT's Avatar
    I found I have better luck chopping it into my palm.
    That snap at the end of the chop is what it's looking for. Hitting the hand stimulates that well
    07-10-2015 08:00 AM
  20. MizWylie's Avatar
    Ha. I chopped so hard I chopped my first line leader with a phone. No one was more shocked than him to be smacked with a phone.
    Tim Bell1 likes this.
    07-11-2015 10:48 PM
  21. dungoyle's Avatar
    I love this new feature. I never used the twist function for the camera that everyone gushed about (not dissing it, I just never tried/therefore used it), but the flashlight function is terrific; especially if you have to negotiate a screen unlock first -- plus, I never put my flashlight app on the home screen to avoid accidentally activating the LEDs. I admit, it took me a bit to figure out just the right angle and timing, but now that I have, I'm golden. I use my phone as a flashlight pretty regularly at work, so this has been a very welcome accessory in my tool belt.

    For me, I point the phone down about 45 degrees, and two sharp shakes turns on the flashlight almost without fail.
    07-11-2015 11:27 PM
  22. Karl Turbo's Avatar
    My wrist is so sore now. I did get it to work a few times, but it's not worth the pain. I'm over 50 BTW.
    07-12-2015 09:21 AM
  23. dungoyle's Avatar
    My wrist is so sore now. I did get it to work a few times, but it's not worth the pain. I'm over 50 BTW.
    I'm 54 Karl. Get with the program. (I'm just messing with you by the way)
    07-12-2015 06:48 PM
  24. mobrules's Avatar
    I figured out why it didn't work for me. I had Moto actions disabled. Don't really like it or need it. Activated it and promptly threw my phone across the floor trying the flashlight. Thankfully Otterbox saved the day as I was laughing at myself.
    07-12-2015 07:52 PM
  25. dungoyle's Avatar
    I figured out why it didn't work for me. I had Moto actions disabled. Don't really like it or need it. Activated it and promptly threw my phone across the floor trying the flashlight. Thankfully Otterbox saved the day as I was laughing at myself.
    You made my day
    mobrules likes this.
    07-12-2015 08:30 PM
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