Tips & Tricks

Nougat Tip: Change the intensity of the flashlight on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

One of our favourite features baked into Tizen is the facility to change the intensity of the flashlight, and now Samsung’s finally brought that option to its flagship Android-powered smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, with its long-awaited Nougat update.

Fortunately, taking advantage of the feature couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is pull down from the top of your display to toggle the Quick Settings options, then tap on the text entitled Flashlight/Torch (you must tap on the text instead of the icon). A slider with five different intensities will appear. Simply select the one you require. That’s all there is to it.

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As always, if you happen to run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track. Alternatively, you can reach out to us over on Facebook and Twitter, but we can’t promise you an as speedy a response time over on those platforms.

Update: As our readers have pointed out, this was already possible on the Galaxy S7 edge through the Tasks edge panel. But not everyone uses the edge functionality (or has the S7 edge), so it is great to see torch/flashlight intensity can now be changed through the quick toggles.

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Rami Faraj
Rami Faraj

When this update will be available in the middle east for Samsung Galaxy s7 edge????

zoljac
zoljac

The same kind of TIP can be used for the rest of toggles and best use beside Torch is for Power saving and Performance mode where you are given options to choose from 😀

Leif Michael Tesorio
Leif Michael Tesorio

How about some taste of nougat in the philippines. Lots os samsung owners are here.

Sunil Khese
Sunil Khese

I’m from india today i received notification update ver.G935FxxU1DQAZ/G935FODD1DQAZ/G935FXXU1DQAF size – 1290.74 mb

pavan143vicky
pavan143vicky

When will the nougat update release in India??

Nathan
Nathan

You already can do this well before os 7.0 open side bar, select tools there is a ruler a compass and flashlight open flashlight bingo 5 different levels off brightness…

dovuj
dovuj

Can you tell us what theme you are using (blue color) ?

SdAaMg
SdAaMg

Hello, please any one face a problem of overlay screen detected, so now i can not add photos in instagram

I try you can say everything but it still happen. I have galaxy s6 edge

Now sammobil do you have any information if the new update will solve the problem or not because it is very bad?

Ranjith Murali
Ranjith Murali

Close the Facebook Messenger chat heads if there are any. That’s mostly the overlay that interrupts others.

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

Hi Sammobile , no more Galaxy Labs ? i can’t remove the App drawer on Nougat ?

emmanravalo
emmanravalo

i am running nougat, no app drawer. as i already been using it on marshmallow and updated to nougat still no app drawer 🙂

danichro
danichro

Why menus are on dark blue?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Different theme

rmbln01
rmbln01

Swipe down notification panel all the way down.
In quick toggles, look for “Torch”.
Click on the text “Torch”, not on the icon. It should open a new window.

dabinho_89
dabinho_89

I don’t see no slider with five different intensities

rmbln01
rmbln01

OR (for S7E)…. just use the flashlight tool located at the edge panel.
It lets you control the intensity of the flashlight up to 5 levels.

Simply enable the edge panel quick tools (compass, ruler, & flashlight) and you’re all set.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

This can already be done on edge devices, on the Tools Edge panel (pre installed) the torch setting has 5 brightness settings.
Good to see it on normal devices now

coolboiz
coolboiz

running on MM.