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How To Activate Flashlight On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Using a flashlight on a smartphone is nothing new and there are actually quite a few third-party apps aiming to serve you as a flashlight. But why bloat your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus with extra apps when it already has a built-in flashlight that does just that?

Whenever you’re in a dark area, you can turn your smartphone into a flashlight with just one tap. The experience probably won’t rival the one of using a LED Maglite, yet you’re still going to appreciate having access to this feature.

So now that you no longer have to research on Google Play, explore apps and compare reviews to pick the best one, you probably want to know more about the option that you have at hand.

The Flashlight app in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus is also called a Torchlight and it is simply a widget. You get to place it wherever you want on the screen and you can turn it on and off with just one tap, as previously suggested.

You’ve guessed, the most “complicated” part is to drag the widget wherever you need on the Home screen, and that’s what we’re going to show you in this article.


How to activate the flashlight on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Use your fingers to press down the Home screen until you’ll see popping up the options of Wallpapers, Widgets, and Home Screen Settings;
  2. Tap on the Widgets option;
  3. Browse among the list of widgets until you find the one labeled as Torch;
  4. Tap and hold on the Torch icon until you can drag it to an empty corner of your Home screen.


This was the most “challenging” part. From now on, you have the widget shortcut at your disposal, right on the main screen. When you want to turn the flashlight on, you tap on it. If you want to turn it off, you tap on it one more time.

Now you know it and the next time when someone asks you How do I activate the flashlight on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you’ll be able to help. Until then, you might even explore by yourself how to turn on the flashlight by using the launcher – it’s pretty similar, though some widgets might be in different locations than you were expecting.


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