Turn On Flashlight During Video Call: You all must be familiar with the presence of a flashlight on your smartphone, aren’t you? While most of us use it in our camera to capture pictures or shoot videos in the dark, it also works as a handy torch.
In fact, if you look back to the past, you’ll remember how all mobile phones, even the older, keypad ones that didn’t come with cameras, still had a torchlight to help the users navigate things in the dark.
But what about the front flashlight? Is it possible to turn on flashlight during video call? How to turn on front flashlight during video call?
If you’ve come here looking to find answers to these questions, we’ll give them to you in this blog.
Stay with us till the end to learn all about how to turn on flashlight while video call on Android and iPhone devices.
Sound’s good? Let’s get started.
How to Turn On Flashlight During Video Call
As all of you must already know, the feature of video calling uses access to both your front and back cameras. And since the function of flashlight is closely associated with the camera, turning on front flashlight while video call can be slightly tricky.
If you own an android device, congratulations! You can easily turn on flashlight during video call with the help of Flashlight for Video Call app.
Here’s how you can:
- Open Play Store and Install Flashlight for Video Call app.
- Launch the app and continue with the 3 Days Free Trial by selecting any plan.
- Don’t worry, you won’t be charged anything during the Free Trial.
- Enable “Display Over Other Apps” permission for the app to work properly. Tap on Ok.
- Next, find the app from the list and tap on Enable the permission.
- Tap on the Light Icon and it will create a flashlight box during the video call.
- You adjust the brightness of the box & screen flashlight, size, and color from the box itself.
You can also enable the Flashlight from Quick Notification Window. If you’re unfamiliar, simply swipe down your quick notification window and tap on the Pro Flash to turn it on.
What About iPhone Devices?
While video calls and flashlight go hand-in-hand on an android device, you cannot expect the same from your iPhone. On an iOS smartphone, there’s no scope of turning your flashlight on during a video call, be it on Facetime, WhatsApp, or any other social media platform.
And if the flashlight on your device is already turned on, the act of receiving or dialing a video call will turn it off automatically.
Can Flashlight Work During Voice Calls?
Unlike video calls, voice calls have nothing to do with your device’s camera or flashlight and, thus, don’t create any problem in its functioning. In other words, when you’re on a voice call, you can easily turn your flashlight on and off any time you feel like it, regardless of whether you use an android or an iOS device.
How to Turn On Flashlight When You Get Incoming Call
In the previous section, we learned how you can manually turn on your flashlight while being on a voice call. But did you know that flashlight could also be used as a notification for incoming calls? Well, it could, and in this section, we’ll tell you how that can be done on both android as well as iOS devices. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your smartphone. From the list of actionable options displayed on this app, navigate Apps and tap it open.
Step 2: On the Apps tab, you’ll find five options, with the first one being System app settings. Tap on it to view and alter the settings for all the system apps on your device, including your call settings.
Step 3: Upon opening the System app settings on your device, you’ll find all your system app listed down. Here, navigate Call Settings (which is generally not too far below on the list) and tap on it.
Step 4: On the Call Settings tab, you’ll see a list of all the actionable options for call settings. The setting that you need to choose here is Incoming call settings. As soon as you find it, tap on it to view all the incoming call settings that you can alter.
Step 5: On the next page, you’ll see about five to eight options with toggle switches next to them. One of these options include Flash when ringing, which means that every time you get an incoming call, you’ll be notified about it with a flashlight.
This setting is always turned off by default. And in order to turn it on, all you need to do is swipe right on the toggle until it turns green/blue (depending on which smartphone you’re using).
Here’s how you can do it on your iOS device
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone. You’ll see how the actionable options provided to you here are categorized differently. Scroll through this list until you navigate Accessibility and then tap it open.
Step 2: On the Accessibility tab, you’ll see four categories with multiple actionable options in each one. Scroll down until you find the HEARING category; you’ll see four choices in this category, the third one being Audio/Visual.
Step 3: Tap on this option to go to the Audio/Visual tab. On this tab, scroll down to the bottom of your screen because that’s where you’ll find what you’re looking for.
With this, we’ve reached the end of our blog. Today, we’ve learned about the functioning of a flashlight in a smartphone while you’re on audio or video call. We’ve also discussed how a flashlight can be used for notifications of incoming calls on your device, alongside including the steps that you need to take to turn this setting on for your device. If you found the answer you were looking for in our blog, we’d love to hear all about it in the comments section.