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In my accessibility settings on my Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500), there is an "Assistive light" option that "Turn[s] on torch to see better". It activates the light on the back of the device.

Is there a way I can activate the light quickly without having to go through the accessibility settings?

ps: If someone could tag this with "torch" and possibly also "gt-s7500", that would be great.

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Might one of the thousands of torch apps on Google Play be a solution to your question? Alternatively, automation apps like Tasker could be used to e.g. turn on the torch "on shake" or other defined events. –  Izzy Mar 10 '13 at 22:30
    
Thanks, @Izzy. I wondered if there might be something built in to Android, but I'll look for an app. –  Highly Irregular Mar 12 '13 at 22:53
    
They are sometimes pre-installed (look into your drawer for an app named "Torch", the torch.apk file comes bundled e.g. with CyanogenMod in many cases -- might be it comes with stock as well). Some devices even offer it for the shortcut-bar integrated into the notification area. –  Izzy Mar 12 '13 at 22:55

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Theres a Torch app in the market that toggles on open.

Do you want a single button on home screen? Then you need to shortcut it.

Do you need it on your lock screen: swipe for widgets.

Do you need it on voice activation? "Ok google, open app flashlight/torch"

Do you want it on your shortcut bar? Drag it from programs.

Im not really sure what you want.

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Was hoping I wouldn't have to install an app that loads up ads just so I can open the torch quicker. A toggle-on-open feature would be great. I'd most appreciate whichever option is the quickest and easiest to open (without activating in my pocket), starting with the lock screen active. Maybe a custom lock screen is the way to go... –  Highly Irregular May 15 at 5:33
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Nexus torch doesnt have ads. At least mine doesnt. –  TardisGuy May 16 at 3:19

Try adding it as a Widget to your devices screen

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