The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus are considered Samsung’s latest flagships. Powerful smartphones with a top-notch configuration, little we suspect that they can feature some of the simplest yet most useful apps. Take the Light App, for instance, also known as the Torch. Just like the name suggests, it can transform your fancy smartphone into a handy flashlight, perfect for dark times when you’d do anything to have a light source, no matter how dim.
Even though the Light App cannot compete with a regular lantern, it definitely makes more than enough light. So, in case you didn’t know you have such an app on your smartphone, read on and discover this super simple functionality of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Previous Samsung smartphones didn’t have a dedicated app for this purpose. In order to have a flashlight on them, you would have had to download a special app from the Play Store. Now, the devices come with a built-in widget that lets you easily activate the function. In this article, we’re going to show you what you need to do to place the widget in a more convenient place on the Home Screen, for easier access.
How to place the Light App on Samsung Galaxy S8’s Home screen
The process is simple and intuitive, as long as you get to the right menu. With your smartphone turned on, use one finger to press down the home screen. Hold until you go through the Wallpaper, Widgets and Home Screen Settings and tap on the Widgets menu.
You’ll see a list with all the available widgets, among which is this Light App, labeled as Torch. Tap on the Torch widget and hold it until you can move the icon wherever you want on the Home screen.
From now on, the Light App will be permanently on your screen. It takes one tap to turn it on and another tap to turn it off. Turning a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus into a flashlight has never been easier.