1. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I had a flashlight app on my Note 3 that I could swear was working but now is not. I download and tried approximately 6 more and none of them are working. I even tried one that said it was for the Note 3 but it didn't work either. Anybody have any ideas?

    Deb from my Note 3
    02-22-2014 03:22 PM
  2. ferndog75's Avatar
    That happens to my flashlight every so often. The thing I do all the time is just reset my phone and then try it out again. It seems to work after the reset, why, I don't know.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    ShaggyKids likes this.
    02-22-2014 08:06 PM
  3. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Just reboot your phone. I haven't figured out what periodically causes the flash LED not to work, but rebooting the phone always works for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Rixx3 and ShaggyKids like this.
    02-22-2014 08:37 PM
  4. 12v's Avatar
    My first note3 flashlight app that came on the phone and the camera flash didn't work either so I called Verizon and they gave me another phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-22-2014 11:49 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Definitely try a restart first

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    ShaggyKids likes this.
    02-23-2014 01:01 AM
  6. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Reboot worked, thanks.

    Deb from my Note 3
    Rixx3 likes this.
    02-23-2014 01:53 AM
  7. bobodobo's Avatar
    Same here. Flashlight apps and camera flash stop working once in a while, but a restart fixes it every time.
    02-24-2014 01:46 PM
  8. jbutewicz's Avatar
    I can confirm. Been messing around developing a flashlight app and the way android works with all of these devices sure is a pain. You shouldn't have to ever reboot if the application is designed well, but usually doing so will solve the problem.
    dpham00 likes this.
    05-02-2014 03:36 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah it sucks. It rarely happens but unfortunately when it does happen, it happens at the worst times. I was trying to take some pictures at a wedding and it just died. Had to restart but by then someone with an iPhone already took the picture

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-05-2014 05:53 PM
  10. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Let's only hope that this annoyance gets fixed with the KitKat upgrade.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-06-2014 11:26 AM
  11. Vudumedic's Avatar
    It is a known bug with the Verizon variant of the Note 3. They have known about it since shortly after the device was launched. There was a maintenence update that was supposed to be pushed with the fix back in January so I can only presume that it will be baked into the OS upgrade when big red chooses to grace us with that.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-08-2014 07:45 AM
  12. Lochmore's Avatar
    Is it really so hard to make a flashlight work?
    I have Samsung S5 mini and I had the same problem. The torch stopped working just hour after I first discovered it's existence. I could still activate the led using the magnifier function instead which had a button for light too. It's nice to know there is back up light when I don't have time to reboot. It was also amazingly hard to find the flashlight function in the first place. I almost thought it HAD no flashlight, but found it when I tried the easy mode and there it was on the first page. After some while I discovered a way to bring that function (and the magnifier) to normal mode too and also found User manual in the process! o_O
    11-02-2014 06:06 PM
  13. pasel's Avatar
    Restart the phone
    04-29-2016 09:00 AM

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