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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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