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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UberPooch, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. UberPooch

    UberPooch Lurker
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    Got my 7 Edge and trying to figure out how to add the flashlight widget to my home screen. I know where to find the widgets but for some reason the flashlight isn't there. Anyone else have this problem?

    Thanks

     


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    Post #13 by UberPooch, Mar 12, 2016 (1 points)
  3. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Yea i noticed that, the widget has been removed from marshmallow for an s7 it seems.

    You can of course open it from the notification panel, as i'm sure you are aware.
     
    #2 bIOforger, Mar 12, 2016
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  4. UberPooch

    UberPooch Lurker
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    Yeah, but it's a pain digging for it. Guess the only other option is to find a decent flashlight app.
     
  5. Rich_NY

    Rich_NY Well-Known Member

    It's in the settings when you pull down from the top. You can move those, so the flashlight appears on the top 5, so you don't have to pull the settings all the way down.
     
  6. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Yep we know that, but it's more convenient to just tap a widget on a home screen, which you can only do now it seems with a 3rd party app.
     
  7. UberPooch

    UberPooch Lurker
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    ^^This. Pretty stupid there's no flashlight widget on Samsung's flagship phone. Anyone using a 3rd party app they can recommend? Looking through Google Play Store and many want to track/access multiple areas of the phone just to install.

    My previous phone was the Motorola Pure Edition and I used their MotoLight app which is available in the store. I may try that and I was pleased with the easy UI.
     
  8. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    No ads or permissions in this one.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.bleeding182.flashlight
     
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  10. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Er yea i said there were no ads in my post.
     
  11. UberPooch

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  12. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    It's just a widget, not an app, so look in your widgets. It works fine.
     
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    X2
     
  14. UberPooch

    UberPooch Lurker
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    Ah, got it. :)

    Thanks everyone for the help. One less hassle to deal with.
     
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I was gonna recommend Tesla LED Flashlight,but,it's force closing,perhaps it needs a bug fix/update for Samsung devices running Android 6.x...............
     
  16. Bodycount

    Bodycount Android Enthusiast

    Yeah it's stupid they removed the widget from 6.X. One of the things I liked about 5.X.

    I just placed it in my shortcut bar as one of my first five.
     
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  17. Jinxii

    Jinxii Newbie

    On the edge, it's available in the task edge with the compass and ruler function. Side swipe the tab, hit the cog, and enable the panel from there. It's an extra step than hitting the old widget, but it's there.
     
  18. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    See if the Flashlight is in with your programs. If it is hold down on it and drag it to your home screen. This method works on my HTC One M8 running Android 6.0. It should work for you as well.
     
  19. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    S7 Edge runs 6.0.1 outa the box, the flashlight isn't listed in the app drawer.
     
  20. emster2112

    emster2112 Lurker

    I'll add my best suggestion I just figured out. While in the widget pull down at the top of the screen (I have S7), to the right of the cog you have a vertical 3 dot menu bar. Tap it and all of your widgets show up. You can drag all to any spot you want. And you can choose how many show in your grid. See my attached screenshot to see the menu bar. :D
     

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  21. emster2112

    emster2112 Lurker

    I'm sorry if I didn't get all the terminology correct,but you should be able to figure it out.
     

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