Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Torch Light in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a default widget named Torch which will let you use your phone as a flashlight to improve your visibility. This widget works by utilizing the LED flash below the rear camera to project a flashlight beam. You need to add the torch widget to your home screen first before you can use this widget to turn on or off the LED flash.


How to add the torch widget to home screen?
See the following steps to do so:
  1. While you're in home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on a blank area of the home screen to go to the home screen edit page.
  2. Tap the Widgets icon at the bottom of the screen. It'll quickly bring you to the widgets list.
  3. Find the Torch 1x1 widget.
  4. Tap and hold the widget and then drag it to the home screen.
  5. Release the widget to place it in home screen.
  6. The torch widget has been added to home screen.

How to use the torch widget?
When you have added the torch widget in your home screen, you can use this widget to turn the LED flash on or off to improve your visibility. See the following steps as the example to use this widget:
  1. Turn on the flashlight
    Tap the torch widget icon in home screen to turn on the flashlight. The torch widget turns green and the white light icon appears on the status bar as a sign that the flashlight is on.
  2. Turn off the flashlight
    FYI, since this widget can't turn off automatically then you need to turn it off manually otherwise it will stay on even when the screen is locked or off. You can use one of the two following ways to turn off the flashlight:
    • From home screen
      Tap the torch widget icon in home screen to turn off the flashlight. The torch widget icon turns gray and the white light icon disappear from the status bar as a sign that the flashlight is off.
    • From the notification panel
      Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap the torch notification to turn off the flashlight.

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