1. FlashCrazy's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S4 I used to be able to use the flashlight widget to keep the light on while taking a photo. This worked great for focusing and getting the right angle in low light to capture information stickers. However, on my new S7, I've tried using the Flashlight setting or a Flashlight app, but once I open the camera app it turns off the LED. Does anyone know if there is a way around this? Obviously I can set the camera to flash on when taking a photo, or press the screen to focus which briefly turns it on, but I always have to go back and review the photo to make sure I got all the information and there wasn't a bad reflection.

    Alternatively, maybe there is another non-stock camera app that will work better or allow me to keep the light on?

    Thanks for your help!
    04-16-2016 10:30 PM
  2. dirtydantx's Avatar
    Just tested this with my S7... cycle your flash to "on". point your camera towards the subject (or info sticker) and tap the screen. It will temporarily light up the flash and focus where you tapped. You may have to tap a few more times to get the angle just right but this should solve your problem.
    04-17-2016 12:14 AM
  3. Adam Krueger's Avatar
    I'm with you. I use it for work. I use it to look around in dark places like a basement and crawl space. Then take photos of what I want. The tap and wait works but takes for ever and then my eyes need to reset. Is there a way to turn it back??
    05-13-2016 07:25 PM
  4. turbodharma's Avatar
    Help... I also need to know this because I'm stuck with the same issue on my nexus 6p...it used to work on my GS6... It really is useful to keep flash always on while camera app is open :/
    09-14-2016 05:54 PM
  5. MeatLoafT's Avatar
    Has anyone tried using one of the free magnifier apps from the Play Store? It works for me. I can't tell which one it is (different icon set) but at 1x magnification and light on, you can hit capture and do what you describe.
    09-15-2016 12:15 AM
  6. MeatLoafT's Avatar
    Has anyone tried using one of the free magnifier apps from the Play Store? It works for me. I can't tell which one it is (different icon set) but at 1x magnification and light on, you can hit capture and do what you describe.
    Actually I'm wrong on the free app part, it's a built-in widget, but I'm not sure if it's Google, Samsung, or Nova Launcher.
    09-15-2016 12:29 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    Turn on flash in camera, then set to video mode, you'll then start recording a video with the flash on. You'll also have a capture button which is basically take a picture of whatever you are recording at the time.
    09-15-2016 01:35 AM

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