Use Android Phone LED As Torch + Flashlight

When you are stuck up at some dark place to get some view of the direction or just need some light in a room when the electricity’s not there, you need just one thing – a torch. But what if you are not having it or getting your hands on one when the need creeps in? The mobile phone with their display lights is the next best option because we at least carry our mobile phones with us, 24*7. But what if you are having a Smartphone which often does not has the inbuilt torch feature? “Tiny Flashlight + LED” app will allow you to Use Android Phone LED As Torch + Flashlight, being very useful when dark and no electricity.

It’s very simple and useful app. The app will use your device’s camera LED (camera flash) as a torch to produce the brightest light possible. Just in case, your device is not having a flash light behind the phone, then you can use the screen light(basically white screen light, which is bright enough for daily use) which displays bright light on your front display screen. Use the latter option when your mobile phone doesn’t have a camera led or you want to save the battery as the Camera LED option will consume more of your battery.

How The App Works?

Once installed form the Android Market, open it and you’ll see the ‘POWER’ widget right in the centre of the screen. Just finger tap it and light flashes from your Camera LED at the back of your device. That’s the torch light for you. Hit it again and the light turns off. Simple. It will also show you the remaining battery life in percentage form.

For the Screen Light Options, you’ll find a circular small button on the top right corner of the screen. Just click it and you get to see various options of screen lights – police light, warning light, strobe light etc. Use any as per your choice. You can change the brightness and color for various lights. See the following image.

Use Android Phone LED As Torch + Flashlight

App Features:

It supports the widest range of devices with camera led (camera flash). You will find a great variety of screen lights such as Warning Lights, Police Lights, Color Flashlight, Strobe light(CAUTION: Strobe lighting can trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy.), Morse Code, Text to Morse,Manual Morse Code – Different light sources, which may be useful in many situations.


You can also share the app over Facebook, Twitter, Google+, E-Mail. I would like to recommend using this app with the Camera LED option as that works like a torch in real sense. The ‘Screen Light’ option is less effective as the flashlight here is less bright.

You will find many such apps in the Android market. There is this Brightest Flashlight Free app that turns on all the available lights on the mobile device – Camera Flash LED, Screen, Keyboard Backlight, Soft Keys Backlight, Notification LED, etc at their maximum brightness levels. Unlike Tiny Flashlight + LED app, this one has an Automatic Timer that exits the application after 2 Minutes.


The Flashlight app runs on all the android devices. With the brightest illuminator, Fastest startup, Elegant design and Strobe mode with sensitive frequency controller, it could be the most handy flashlight you will ever have. The thing to notice is that it uses the Camera light with no Screen Light option like in the above mentioned apps.


And just in case, your mobile device doesn’t have a Camera in it, you can use the Screen Light – Torch app. A alternative for the Camera-LED Flashlight, this simply lights up your SCREEN ONLY at full brightness when pressed. Its as simple as that.


So you can use all the available applications and turn your mobile device into a bright torch that would be very handy whenever you’ll get stuck up in darkness.

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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