1. ctychick's Avatar
    I notice there is a flashlight in the settings drawer. Is there any way to add it to my homescreen for faster access? I also see a flashlight app offered in the Galaxy App Store. Has anyone used that one? I've been wary of flashlight apps ever since some of them were found to be acting as spyware once downloaded. I'm looking for a safe flashlight that has an easy toggle widget for my homescreen. Suggestions?
    08-27-2016 09:50 PM
  2. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I believe you have to download a separate app for that. Not sure if you knew but you can rearrange the quick settings to move the flashlight up so it's available on the first swipe. I know it's not ideal for you but at least you'll be able to access it quickly from any screen.
    08-27-2016 09:55 PM
  3. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    I notice there is a flashlight in the settings drawer. Is there any way to add it to my homescreen for faster access? I also see a flashlight app offered in the Galaxy App Store. Has anyone used that one? I've been wary of flashlight apps ever since some of them were found to be acting as spyware once downloaded. I'm looking for a safe flashlight that has an easy toggle widget for my homescreen. Suggestions?
    I used that flashlight app before they put it in the notification bar...
    08-27-2016 09:55 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    It's in your notification drawer as a quick toggle

    08-27-2016 09:55 PM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Did you try checking the widgets to see if the Flashlight was there?
    08-27-2016 09:55 PM
  6. Connert's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of the flashlight apps either, largely for the same reason. I also don't like additional apps to do the same thing equally as well.

    I have moved the flashlight switch to the top center position on the drop down notifications menu. It's fairly quick and easy to get to from there.
    scorpiodsu likes this.
    08-27-2016 09:58 PM
  7. catloverplayer's Avatar
    Yes the Note 4 had a flashlight as an app. It got moved to the notification drawer on the 5 and sadly on the 7 it's still in the notification drawer.

    The 7 though let's you cut up the brightness of the flashlight. At max it's the brightness I've ever seen on a smartphone.
    08-28-2016 02:21 AM
  8. treedabl's Avatar
    You can add it to a side widget "my places"
    08-28-2016 02:46 AM
  9. rikken's Avatar
    I notice there is a flashlight in the settings drawer. Is there any way to add it to my homescreen for faster access? I also see a flashlight app offered in the Galaxy App Store. Has anyone used that one? I've been wary of flashlight apps ever since some of them were found to be acting as spyware once downloaded. I'm looking for a safe flashlight that has an easy toggle widget for my homescreen. Suggestions?
    Try Smart Tools. That app has a flashlight widget.
    08-28-2016 02:48 AM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    On my Note 5 it is in my notification shade and I can pull that down without unlocking my phone.
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    08-28-2016 03:19 AM
  11. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's in the notification shade.

    You can also add it to the edge screen as part of Quick Tools.
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    08-28-2016 06:32 AM
  12. byrds8's Avatar
    Wish they would have made a widget for it. I usually use tiny flashlight but since it has no way to turn up the brightness, I dont want to use it anymore.
    08-28-2016 07:56 AM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    Flashlight apps are often some of the worst apps in terms of privacy and security issues... I'd avoid them like the plague.
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    08-28-2016 07:59 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    But they come as part of Samsung. Not even an app 😆
    08-28-2016 08:00 AM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Flashlight apps are often some of the worst apps in terms of privacy and security issues... I'd avoid them like the plague.
    Yeah. I stick to the ones on the phone.

    At least on Marshmallow, you can deny the permissions......if the app is made on that SDK.
    08-28-2016 08:06 AM
  16. komobu's Avatar
    I use this one...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ve_light_wiget

    I put this wiget on my home screen and it the size of every other icon. You touch it and the light comes on. You touch it again and it goes off. Very simple and fast. You dont have to select other buttons after you click it. Simple one touch to turn on and one touch to turn off.
    08-28-2016 08:07 AM
  17. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    Someone in another thread posted about a shortcut maker app, and mentioned how you can make shortcuts to the power changing settings. The same should be able to be done with the flashlight in the quick notification area if you can find out what name or service it goes by...
    08-28-2016 08:24 AM
  18. French's Avatar
    QuickShortcut Maker is the name of the app, however I just took a look and it didn't jump out at me. That's not to say it isn't there...there's a TON of stuff and I just didn't thoroughly read it all.
    08-28-2016 09:25 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I couldn't find it either. If the op wants, they can try to go through each action to find the flashlight.
    08-28-2016 10:32 AM

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