Over the years, OEMs have discovered new ways to make use of the software, as well as the hardware features on their smartphone offerings. We have seen new features being added, and redundant features being offloaded, all in the pursuit of creating the perfect smartphone for users.

While features like IR blasters and the shift from MicroUSB charging to Type C charging have been among the bigger changes and evolutions, one of the more understated ones has been that of the flashlight.

Since most smartphones, today have the LED Flash for the rear and in some cases, even the front camera, the smartphone brands world over, decided to add in an extra bit of functionality into their smartphones, and that is the flashlight feature.

Android smartphones today, make use of the LED flashes to work as flashlights and the results are surprisingly great. What this has done is removed the dependency we all had on physical flashlights. Today, if you are stuck in an area where there is low light or absolutely no light, your smartphone can act as a ready to go flashlight and help you navigate through the area without a problem.

Using the Flashlight feature on your Android smartphone is actually very easy, and here’s how you can do it.

Step 1. Unlock your Android smartphone to reveal the home screen.


Step 2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the taskbar.


How to turn on the flashlight on Android smartphones


Step 3. Tap on the ‘Flashlight‘ button to activate the Flashlight.


How to turn on the flashlight on Android smartphones


Once you are done, you can follow the same procedure and click on the flashlight button once again to turn off the flashlight.