Thousands of Android applications let us make most of or devices in many ways. One of such ways is turning our smartphones into a multi-function flashlight. Thanks to the many flashlight applications available on Google Play Store. However, even though these applications are very useful and great, the can create problems and instead of making our lives easier, they make them a real pain in the neck.

Don’t worry, this article will help you deal the ‘flashlight not turning off’ problem on Android devices.

Causes of ‘flashlight not turning off’ problem.

The most common causes of this problem include:

  • A flashlight application works but some of its options such as Morse code do not
  • One or more flashlight applications do not turn the flash off. They may seem to work well, but fails to turn the flashlight off.
  • Rouge third-party application
  • Glitch in the system
  • Malfunction in the handset’s flashlight hardware.
  • Defect in the built-in sensor of the flashlight unit.

How to fix the flashlight problem on your Android device.

1)      Restart your device

Press and hold the Power button of your device to enable a restart or a soft reset. This will solve the issue on many devices if it’s only a minor glitch. However, in case the bug is more severe, restarting your device serves as a temporary solution and the problem happens again.

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2)      Disable the Auto Mode

Disable the Auto Mode of your flashlight application and then activate it manually. This tests whether there’s a problem with the sensors or if there’s an issue with the Auto Mode of your application.

3)      Get rid of any protective film covering your phone’s sensors

A protective film in front of sensors can cause the trouble. If you suspect that his is the cause of the problem, just remove it to see the issue will be solved.

4)      Use your flashlight in Safe Mode

Start your device in Safe Mode and then activate the flashlight application. If the app works just fine under safe mode, a third-party application may be the cause of the problem. Uninstall the program causing the problem if a third-party is the root of the trouble.

5)      Use the inbuilt in flashlight application

If you’ve an inbuilt flashlight application, it is safer to use it since a third party application may interfere severely with the stock application. The inbuilt flashlight application hardly creates problems. The inbuilt version is not packed with additional options, but that is fine. What you need is a torch, not tons of effects.

6)      Update the Android version

Some flashlight applications do not function properly on older Android versions. When installing a flashlight application, look at its details to check whether it supports your Android version.

7)      Avoid using many flashlight applications simultaneously

Using many flashlight apps at the same time may make your device behave improperly. Choose only one. Definitely, you should not exceed two applications.

8)      Hardware solution

Change the flashlight and check. Moreover, check the Flashlight capacitor for any water or physical damage. If it is damaged, replace it.

With the above solutions, your flashlight problem will work fine but if the problem persists, factory reset your device after backing up your data to an external device.

Source: androidcentral

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