The 8 Best Flashlight Apps for Android

Is your mobile phone’s flashlight not working? If not, there could be many factors behind this. Our phone flashlights are made from LED lights that have evolved as the modern-day technology advances. From serving a sole purpose as a flashlight to being used in flash photography, and now, too, a video recording light and stabilizer.

More convenient and useful for all of us, isn’t it?

I can only imagine how painful it is to lose this functionality on your phone! Thankfully, there are a lot of Android flashlight apps available in the Google Play Store, and so there’s no need to worry–I’ve listed below the best ones for you!

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1. Tiny Flashlight + Led


The Tiny Flashlight + LED app is a very simple app that has a small memory footprint. It also consumes less battery and CPU resources. It has a pleasant design and I find the interface pretty simple and straightforward.

Its main function is the LED Flash that can be switched ON by the Power Button. It also has more various functionality that is accessible by tapping the Circle button on the top right corner. Functionalities such as:

  • Screen Light – with adjustable levels of brightness and different colors.
  • Strobe Light effect
  • Text to Morse code feature – that can be useful in tricky situations.

The app is extremely easy to use. It has directions for each functionality so you can easily get a good grasp on how the app really works.

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2. Flashlight HD LED


I find the Flashlight HD LED truly well designed and user-friendly. The free version has no restricted features but is supported by a decent amount of ads. Apart from its main function – a flashlight – it also has a Screen light feature that can be altered by the following options:

  • Changing of Color
  • Screen Brightness Intensity
  • Flicker Speed

There is also a paid version of this app but it offers nothing extra apart from removing the ads. Overall, I had a great experience using the app.

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3. Flashlight – by GOMO Limited


The Flahlight app by GOMO is free for everyone, and there seemed to be very few ads, if any. The app interface is pretty straightforward and it also contains directions on how to use it.

As for the features, there is a Screen Light with adjustable brightness and colors. For emergencies, this app also comes with an SOS code for the Strobe Light – the flashlight blinks three times per second.

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4. Smart Light


If I could describe this app in one word, the word would be “simple.” Both the LED flashlight and screen light features are easy to use and understand. The screen light feature of this app has a better range of color selection than most of the apps in this list.

I cannot say anything wrong with the free version; however, the paid version brings two notable features to the table – a Smart Magnifier and a Smart Mirror. These options can be found as separate free apps, but you have to pay a small sum if you want them all together in one place.

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5. Flashlight by Artline


Flashlight by Artline has an intuitive interface, with a centered round Power Button to turn the flashlight on and off which makes it easy to use and understand. It also comes with a widget to place on your home screen, if you need easy and instant access to the app. I have not seen any advertisements while using the app.

As for the features, this flashlight also comes with a Display Light and Stroboscope. An interesting feature of this app is that it continues to work while being minimized or while the phone is locked – so it is a bit more flexible than the others.

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6. Flashlight by Ruddy Rooster


Even though this app is ad-supported, I did not experience any feature difference from the free and pro versions. In fact, this app has more features than usual. It has warning light and police light features on top of the usual strobe, screen, and morse code light features.

With that being said, the app does not give directions to new users which can be a little confusing. The user interface is not bad but is not the best either.

The biggest notable feature in this app is the warning light and police light that could be really helpful in times of emergencies.

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7. Color Flashlight


The app’s name is pretty suggestive. It offers plenty of features – of course, the usual ones are there, like the Flashlight and the Screen Light, but it also has some unique options, like showing text on the screen, showing candlelight, a disco ball, or even rainbow colors.

However, I found the user interface a bit clunky and hard to use – mainly because there are so many features. Also, the Text to Morse Code feature is unavailable, but it is an option that might not be often needed but nice to have if you do.

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8. Amazing Flashlight


I can see that the interface on this app is quite good looking, but unfortunately disorganized. The icons are placed randomly and I had to test every icon separately just to know what they do. This app also comes with a widget that still works, even if your phone is locked – I found this pretty useful.

The usual features are present here as well – Flashlight, Screen Light, Strobe Light, and even Police Light. You have the option of sending SOS signals too. The developers have included two notable features though; a compass, in case you get lost, and a unique night vision mode, that helps you see in the dark through your phone’s camera.

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Which flashlight app is safe?

An app that requests permissions for system access that is not related to the functionality of the app is the one that you should look out for. Generally, a flashlight app only requires access to your phone’s camera for it to work properly.

If still in doubt, we strongly recommend you to have a reliable Android antivirus to protect your Android device. We can verify that the apps on our recommended list are safe to use as long as you download them from the Google Play store.

How does the flashlight app work?

Basically, flashlight app works by utilizing the LED flash of your phone’s camera (this is why they need permission to use the camera). For more advanced features, like screen lights or stroboscope, they just color your screen in one color and use a timer to change colors or to make the light turn on and off.

Are flashlight apps free?

Most flashlight have free and paid versions. Free flashlight apps are supported by ads but fortunately, very few.

Best Flashlight Apps for Android – Light Up Your Way

No matter what you look for in a Flashlight App for Android, you no longer have to be in the dark! From the basic features, like the Flashlight and the Stroboscope, to the Police Light, Morse Code, or even disco lights – some apps really have it all, some prefer to offer simplicity.

In order to keep your personal data safe while lighting up your way, you’ll need to be careful about the permissions these apps require.

So what app did you try? I’ll be more than happy to read your thoughts about these apps in the comments section below!

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  1. All of the flashlights that you reviewed require, at a minimum, access to your camera and microphone. Some require access to files, phones, and phone data, WHY?

    1. Hey Allan, yes, flashlight apps require usage of camera. That is how they work. However as you said some requires access to files and phone data. There could be genuine use of these, but some apps would try to collect as many details as possible to suck it up in the cloud. May be to sell it to advertisers or may be not. I would be really cautious on what app I install and what permissions I give them. If a flashlight app requires my location, phone data and other private information, I would be little cautious on this.

  2. Thanks for the list, the best flashlight is always the one that you have with you and you use. I personally prefer to have a keychain flashlight with me that is better than any phone would be, also this does not drain my phone battery.

  3. Is there any flashlight app that starts with the light on? If you’re trying to get light quickly it’s annoying to have to start the app and then have to turn the light on. My wife’s phone has an app called Utility Light that works this way, but I can’t find anything in the Play Store.

    1. Scott,
      We have listed DroidLight LED Flashlight app as first. It does what you want for. Another method is you can have flashlight widget as well.

  4. Thanks. I was looking for a free flash light app without ads and your result is the only one I can find. The TeslaLED app design is a bit outdated but it works fine.

  5. There should be no more permission than access to camera & camera flashlight (+ internet access if its ad supported).
    Personally I use 2 flashlight apps:Tiny Flashlight & Multifunction Flashlight

    Both have ads in them and therefor needs access to Internet, but aside from that they have just basic permissons to the camera.

  6. Hi I recently had a baby and am looking for a flashlight that will automatically activate by a certain movement of the actual device – lets say like shaking it – so I can check in on the baby when she cries in the dark.

    Any ideas?


  7. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this nice post about best Android flashlight apps. Color Flashlight is really cool and full of robust features.
    Keep it up.

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