6 Best Ways to Turn Light Off/On in Flashlight Mode for Android Devices

Do you know how to turn light off using the flashlight mode for Android devices? It's actually pretty easy, and there are a few different ways to do it.

In this blog post, I will go over the six best methods for turning on flashlight mode. If this is what you are looking for, then I have you covered.


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Do you know how to turn light off using the flashlight mode for Android devices? It’s actually pretty easy, and there are a few different ways to do it.

In this blog post, I will go over the six best methods for turning on flashlight mode. If this is what you are looking for, then I have you covered.


Let’s get started!

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Smartphone with a turned on flashlight. iStock@Essentials

Follow along with the 6 Solutions that you can use to turn your flashlight on or off.

#1. Use Quick Settings on Android

Quick Settings menu is a hidden feature on android that can be used to turn lights on or off. Here’s how-

How to Turn on Flashlight using Quick Settings on Android

One of the great things about Android is its built-in flashlight feature. Whether you’re hiking in the woods or just trying to find your keys in a dark room, the flashlight can be a lifesaver. And best of all, it’s super easy to turn on and off using the Quick Settings menu.

This should work for all newer phones having Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

To turn on the flashlight, simply swipe down from the top of your screen to access the Quick Settings menu. Then, tap on the icon for the flashlight (it looks like a light bulb). The flashlight will turn on instantly, giving you a much-needed boost of light.

How do I turn the light off?

If you need to turn off the flashlight, just tap on the icon again. That’s all there is to it! With just a few taps, you can have light whenever and wherever you need it. So next time you’re in a dark situation, don’t forget to reach for your Android phone and turn on that flashlight.

Where is my flashlight on this phone?

Here are the steps:

  • Swipe down the notification bar with your finger from top to bottom.
  • Swipe it once more to see a list of quick settings.
  • To access the complete list, look for and tap on the Edit icon.
  • Tap on the flashlight icon to enable it under the Quick Settings
  • Click on Done.

#2. Shake to Turn On Flashlight Android

To use your phone as a flashlight, install the Shake Flashlight app. Simply shake your phone to turn on the Flashlight. You may turn on the Flashlight even if your Android device’s screen is off by shaking it once more.

#3. Turn on Flashlight with Power/Volume buttons

There are a couple of different ways that you can turn on your flashlight on an Android device. You need flashlight apps from the Google play store for this to work.

One way is to use the Torchie app.

By holding both volume buttons/keys together, you may instantly turn on/off the bright flashlight / LED/torch on your phone. It’s quick, fast, and innovative. When used during screen on, lock screen, or screen off (when enabled from settings), it works equally well.

The second way is by using Power Button FlashLight /Torch app. To start the flash/camera LED light, press the power button on your phone within three seconds.

#4. Tap back of the phone to turn the flashlight on

Turn on the flashlight by simply tapping the smartphone. This is possible by using a Flashlight app called Tap,Tap. This app is not available in Google Playstore and can only be downloaded from a XDA forum thread.

(Not going through the installation process here)


  • Bluetooth when kept On does not drain your battery appreciably. It is only in the range (1-4%) per day
  • Flashlight when kept on for a long time will drain the battery quickly
  • Phone screen brightness drains your battery fast

#5. Try Gestures to enable the Flashlight

With a gesture, you may control your flashlight. Different phones have various methods, but they’re quite easy on Redmi smartphones. You can use gestures to turn on the flashlight on a Redmi device if you’ve got one.

(You don’t need the flashlight button.) Let’s see the steps here:

  • Go to Settings >Additional settings
  • Scroll down to Button shortcuts
  • Look for Turn on torch and tap on it
  • A list of options is displayed such as Double press the Power button; Long press the Home button; Long press the Menu button; Long press the Back button; Power+Home; Power+Menu; Power+Back
  • Tap on Double press the Power button (or any other option)
  • Turn off the screen
  • Now do the gesture as chosen and the flashlight should turn on.

#6. Use Google Assistant

In October 2016 Google Assistant launched its first Pixel smartphone enabling users to interact with their phone using voice commands. It will work on any smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher and it will play music, update the weather and also turn on flashlight mode.

Tell Google to Turn on Flashlights

If you don’t want to download any third party app, then you can use Google Assistant to turn on the flashlight of your Android device. For that, you need to give a voice command to Google Assistant.

Here are the steps:

First of all, unlock your Android device and launch Google Assistant.

(install the app if you do not have it already)

Now, say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” to give a voice command.

After that, you need to say “OK Google switch on flashlight”.

As soon as you say this phrase, your device’s flashlight will turn on instantly.

To turn off the flashlight, you need to say “OK Google, turn the flashlight off”.

You can also ask Google Assistant to turn on the flashlight when your device is locked. For that, you need to enable the “Access with Voice Match” option.

The steps will be different for various android phones but if you have Redmi Note Pro then follow as below:

  1. Go to Settings app -> Google turn off light settings google
  2. Scroll to Settings for Google apps turn off light settings for google apps
  3. Tap on Search,Assistant and Voice turn off light settings search assistant voice
  4. Look out for Voice turn off light settings voice
  5. Now under OK GOOGLE, tap on Voice Match turn off light ok google
  6. Enable “OK Google” detection by toggling it to the right.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can turn on flashlight mode using Google Assistant.

Try to download Easy FlashlightSuper Bright LED Flashlight app from Google playstore and use it to light up a dark room or to find something that you dropped on the floor.

FAQ: More About Turning Light On or Off

How do I turn my iPhone flashlight off without swiping?

By using your voice, you can engage Google Assistant and tell it to turn off your flashlight for you. Whether you say “Hey, Google” or hold down the home button, it should only take a few seconds for Google Assistant to do its job. And with that one simple command, your flashlight will be turned off in no time!

Where is the flashlight in Settings?

1. Swipe your screen from the top edge of your Android screen to bring up the Quick Settings icons.
2. Scroll to find the Flashlight option.
3. Tap it to turn on the light.
4. Tap once more to turn light off.

How do I turn the light off my iPhone?

Using the Control center you can turn off the LED flash on your iPhone. Here’s how:
1. To bring up and open Control center, swipe down from the upper right corner.
2. Locate the flashlight widget and tap it once to turn off the light.
3. Repeat Step 2 to turn it back on.
You can also ask Siri to do it for you. Just say “Hey Siri, Turn off my flashlight.”

Now It’s Your Turn

I hope you enjoyed this article about how to turn light off/on in flashlight mode for android devices.

Now I’d like to hear from you: Which strategy from today’s post are you going to try first?

Are you going to explore gestures or Google assistant? Or are you more comfortable with the quick settings?

Let me know by leaving a comment below now.

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