1. Fredo_p's Avatar
    I am.coming from the S4. Had the S8+ for 2 months now. I miss having the widget and i dont like haviing to swipe the sife menu, scroll to the light and turn it on. Or swipe down to find tbe flashlight option in the dropdown menu.

    Is it a hidden feature or do i have to force iinstall it like i did with tbe 360 camera option?
    08-01-2017 01:17 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can always re-arrange the buttons on the notification bar toggles to make the flashlight be the first thing (or wherever you want it) or have it be the first panel on the side-bar, but to each their own (I think it's the same or faster than going back to the Home Screen, scrolling to the one with the widget, and tapping on it).

    BUT if you're dead-set on a widget, unfortunately, the S8 doesn't offer a stock one. You can either download a 3rd party flashlight app that supports widgets, or if you use a 3rd party launcher that supports it (like Nova), add a widget to system actions that is linked to turning the flashlight on/off.
    08-01-2017 01:30 AM
  3. deadbeatles's Avatar
    Yeah, I miss that too. It's much easier to just have an icon on the home page than it is to swipe the edge panel, then go to its panel and turn it on. It's 2 or 3 extra steps. It would be nice to have a widget again.

    I kind of want to dl on of those remapper apps and use the Bixby button as the flashlight button. Haven't gotten around to it and I kind of want to keep apps like that to a minimum.
    08-01-2017 08:11 AM
  4. johna22's Avatar
    I know it won't work for all instances since there might be times you want to turn on the flashlight in silence, but I've found using Bixby to turn the flashlight on and off pretty handy. Don't even have to unlock the screen.
    08-01-2017 10:01 AM
  5. Fredo_p's Avatar
    I tried to set up Bixby unlock but it kept failing so i skipped that part. .
    08-02-2017 12:00 AM
  6. Fredo_p's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind having the flashlight as part of tbe side menu in the app list, but the way it is now, with the ruler thing, i dont like it.

    I tried to do a Google search in hopes i could find an apk link like i did with the 360 camera feature they removed to push there 360 sale (what i think)
    08-02-2017 12:02 AM
  7. BratPAQ's Avatar
    How about from notification? Just 1 swipe and tap.
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    08-02-2017 04:08 AM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can rearrange the icons in the drop down so on one pull the flashlight is available.
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    08-02-2017 06:01 AM
  9. justafew's Avatar
    You can rearrange the icons in the drop down so on one pull the flashlight is available.
    And the advantage of this over a homescreen widget is that you can access this from your lockscreen so you don't even have to unlock the phone to use your flashlight
    08-02-2017 11:44 AM
  10. Fredo_p's Avatar
    Didnt realize i could access it from the lock screen. That helps a lot. I never see the lock screen as i use my fingerprint to unlock.
    08-02-2017 07:03 PM
  11. BratPAQ's Avatar
    And the advantage of this over a homescreen widget is that you can access this from your lockscreen so you don't even have to unlock the phone to use your flashlight
    You can access notification panel from lock screen? How?
    08-02-2017 08:26 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can access notification panel from lock screen? How?
    Swipe down from the top
    08-02-2017 08:27 PM
  13. BratPAQ's Avatar
    Swipe down from the top
    Doesn't work on mine. Exynos version.
    08-02-2017 08:57 PM
  14. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Doesn't work on mine. Exynos version.
    Page over to the right
    08-02-2017 09:57 PM
  15. BratPAQ's Avatar
    Page over to the right
    The edge screen? Yes I can access that. The quick settings I can't access it from the top. The only way I can access is if there's a notification icon on lock screen. I can pull the icon and the quick settings will show. Weird.
    08-02-2017 10:45 PM
  16. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The edge screen? Yes I can access that. The quick settings I can't access it from the top. The only way I can access is if there's a notification icon on lock screen. I can pull the icon and the quick settings will show. Weird.
    I think they meant that once you pull down from the top on the lock screen if the flashlight isn't on the first quick settings page scroll over to the next page. There's more icons there.
    08-03-2017 01:06 AM
  17. sweetypie31's Avatar
    08-03-2017 01:08 AM
  18. justafew's Avatar
    The edge screen? Yes I can access that. The quick settings I can't access it from the top. The only way I can access is if there's a notification icon on lock screen. I can pull the icon and the quick settings will show. Weird.
    If you have AOD on, then first hit your power or home button to go to the lock screen. Then when you swipe down, do it from the very top of the screen (not from the clock or where the notifications normally are).
    08-05-2017 08:44 AM

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