How to activate the flashlight: Lately, you have often been forced to work late into the night, and by the time you get home, all your family members are already asleep. In an effort not to wake anyone up, you also avoid turning on the lights, ending up bumping into every corner of the house each time. To prevent this from happening again, you thought about lighting the rooms using the torch of your smartphone but, not being particularly knowledgeable in technology, you would like my help to succeed in your intent.
That’s the way it is, right? Then let me tell you that today is your lucky day! With this guide, in fact, I will explain to you how to activate the flashlight, both on smartphones and tablets equipped with Android and on iPhone and iPad. In addition to showing you all the solutions at your disposal to make light using the LED flash of your device’s camera, you will also find the detailed procedure for turning on the flashlight when you receive a phone call or a new notification.
How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? Then do not delay any longer and investigate the topic immediately. Follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully, try to put them into practice and I assure you that, when you need it, you will be able to activate the flashlight of your smartphone without encountering any kind of problem. Happy reading and good luck for everything!
How to activate the flashlight on Android
If you are wondering how to activate the flashlight on a device Android, all you have to do is call up the quick settings menu and press on the option to turn on the LED flash of the camera of your smartphone / tablet.
To proceed, activate the screen of your device, swipe from top to bottom, to display the quick settings menu, and press on the item Torch, in order to activate the LED flash.
If you don’t see this option, click on the icon pencil, at the top right, locate the option Torch, keep your finger pressed on it and drag it into the box Place the selectors, to add it to the Android quick settings menu.
Alternatively, if you have activated Google Assistant, the virtual assistant developed by Google, you can turn the flashlight on and off even with simple voice commands. To do this, say the command “OK Google”, to invoke the Google voice assistant, and then the command “Access the torch”.
How do you say? Would you activate the flashlight from the lock screen? If so, you need to know that it is only possible to do this on certain devices. For example, if you have a smartphone Huawei, tap on side button switch on / off, to activate the phone screen, swipe from bottom to top and, from the menu that appears at the bottom, tap on the icon of the torch.
Finally, I would like to point out that on some devices (eg. Huawei And Wiko) you can also activate the flashlight via the default app. In this case, locate the app in question on the home screen or in the drawer of your smartphone, start it by tapping on it and, in the new screen displayed, press the icon of the torch, to turn it on and off whenever you want.
How to activate the flashlight on iPhone and iPad
For activate the flashlight on the iPhone, you can simply act from Control Center of iOS, as long as you have not removed this feature from the settings of your “iPhone by”.
To proceed, then take your iPhone and call the Control Center swiping down from the top right corner of the screen (on iPhones with notches) or swiping up from the bottom edge of any screen (on iPhones with a Home button).
Now, regardless of the iPhone model you have, press the icon of torch, to activate the LED flash of your phone’s camera, while making a long tap on it you can also set its brightness.
How do you say? You don’t see the option Torch In the Control Center of iOS? In this case, click on the icon of gear wheel present on the home screen or in the drawer of your iPhone, to access the Settings of iOS, and select the option Control Center. Then choose the item Customize controls and, in the section Further checks, press the button + related to the function Torch.
As mentioned in the previous lines, you can also activate the flashlight via Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. If so, all you have to do is say the commands “Hey Siri”, to call up Siri (you can also do this by pressing and holding the side button on iPhone X and later models or the Home button on iPhone or earlier models), and “Turn on the torch” or “Can you turn on the flashlight?”. In this regard, my guides on how to enable Siri and how to communicate with Siri may be useful.
Also, if you have a iPhone X or successful models, I point out that you can also activate the flashlight using the appropriate button on the lock screen of your “iPhone by”. By doing so, you can turn on the flashlight with a simple tap and without unlocking the phone.
To proceed, take your iPhone and activate the screen (it is not necessary to unlock it) by tapping on the display, pressing the right side button or by picking up the phone (if the function is activated Raise to activate).
Now, lightly press on the icon torch, visible at the bottom left, until you feel a slight vibration to indicate that the flashlight is on. To turn it off, you can repeat the same procedure or, if the screen is active, swipe to the left.
If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to activate the flashlight on iPad, you should know that this feature is only available on iPad Pro. Also in this case, to use the flashlight, it is possible to activate it via the Control Center iPadOS and via Siri, as I indicated to you for turning on / off the flashlight on iPhone. The activation of the LED flash from the iPad lock screen is not available.
How to activate the flashlight when they call you
If your intention is activate the flashlight when they call you, all you have to do is access the settings of your device and enable the function in question, especially useful when it is not possible to activate the ringtone or vibration of your mobile phone.
If you have a device Android, you should know that this feature is natively available only on some smartphones, such as i Samsung. In this case, to activate it, go to Settings of your device, select the options Accessibility And Advanced settings and, in the new screen displayed, press on the item Flash notification. Then move the toggle next to the option Camera flash from OFF to ON And that’s it.
If your smartphone does not have this feature, you can download one of the many third-party applications that allow you to activate the flashlight for each notification, including calls. Among those I would like to recommend, there are Flash Alerts 2 And Flash On Call. In this regard, my guide on how to put the flash when they call you on Huawei may be useful.
On iPhone (and on iPad Pro models produced after 2016), however, you must access the Settings of iOS, by pressing the icon of gear wheel, select the option Accessibility and locate the section Hearing. Then press on the item Audiovisual content and move the toggle next to the option LED flash for warnings from OFF to ON, to activate the function in question.
By moving the lever next to the item Flashes with Silent from OFF to ON, you can turn on the LED flash only when the ringer switch is set to Silent. For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to put the flash when they call you on the iPhone.