How to quickly turn on the flashlight (using the power button) on Android

How to quickly turn on the flashlight (using the power button) on Android
Having the ability to turn your smartphone’s flash into a flashlight can be very useful at times. Even Google acknowledged this, and added a default Flashlight app in Android Lollipop. While Google’s Flashlight can be accessed pretty quickly, you still need to tap your screen to do it. Thankfully, there’s a faster way to turn the flashlight on, without touching the screen at all - thanks to a new app called ClickLight.

Developed by TeqTic, ClickLight lets you turn on the flashlight just by pressing the power button twice. The screen can be either off, or on - it works in both cases. Conveniently, pressing the power button twice will also turn the flashlight off. In a way, this app transforms your smartphone into a genuine flashlight, being the fastest of its kind (and the easiest to use, from what we can tell). While ClickLight can be downloaded for free via Google Play - see the source link below - you can also pay $0.99 to access an extra function: changing the time after which the flashlight automatically turns off (the default is 1 minute).

You don’t need to have a handset that runs Android Lollipop to use the ClickLight app. Theoretically, this works on any device (with a flash) running Android 3.0 or later. It’s been confirmed that the app works on many handsets, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, LG G2, Motorola Droid Turbo, Motorola Moto X, Motorola Moto G, Sony Xperia Z3, OnePlus One, and others. Some bugs may be encountered on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or the HTC One (M8).

Let us know if you're finding this app useful!


source: Google Play more info: XDA Developers Forum

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9 Comments

1. dzennon

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I have the OnePlus One You can just draw a 'V' on the locked screen and the flashlight comes on Pretty handy

2. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Doesn't it go off all the time?

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

No actually it's pretty good about not activating accidentally. I've only found the flashlight on about once a month. What really activated accidentally is their two finger swipe up the screen to activate music controls. All of a sudden music would start playing from my pocket. It was the weirdest thing till I figured out why.

8. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

you are right man. i have this feature disabled. lol

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not a bad feature.

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i use xposed addition for using torch with power button

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I use Quick Click to add all sorts of button shortcuts to my unrooted Moto X. I have it "listening" only when the screen is on; two up volume clicks and my flashlight is on, three down clicks calls my wife. Simple and more customizable.

7. wupapa

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Thanks it's really helpful

9. a_r_s_e_n

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Good one!

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