The 10 Best and Free Android Flashlight Apps

It won’t be wrong to say that our phones have replaced a great number of essentials that we had to carry most of the day. Whether it be a calendar, notepad, camera, or Flashlight, you now have digital access to all of these things from one device that can quickly go in your pocket—unless we’re talking those new 7-inches phones, but that’s a story for another day. Getting to the point, flashlights have almost become obsolete at this point, and it can be highly attributed to the availability of the plethora of flashlight apps available out there.

Albeit the fact that most new phones already come bundled with a flashlight app, if you happen to own an older device that has a flashlight at the back, you might not be able to take full advantage of this feature. With that being said, this is where flashlight apps could be of your assistance. But, users can get a bit confused when deciding which flashlight app they should go for since, as we mentioned earlier, the Android app market is flooded with such applications. If this sounds like you, then it’s a good thing that you stumbled across this article as today, we will be telling you all about the ten best and free Android Flashlight Apps available right now.

The 10 Best and Free Android Flashlight Apps

1. Flashlight by Lighthouse, inc

When you search ‘flashlight’ on the Google Play Store, there are high chances that the results would show this app at the top. Well, we also happen to be agreeing with Google here since even though this app is simple, it does do its job quite well. With 50M+ downloads and a 4.2* rating, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t trust this app with all your flashlight needs. As for the user interface of the app, even a kid would be able to get the hang of it in no time, since there’s just a big on/off button in the middle of the screen. Apart from that, there’s another cool way to control the Flashlight: shaking your phone. Yes, one shake is all it takes to turn the Flashlight on and off.

Most of the current phones and even a lot of older ones would have a flashlight, but we still remember having phones that came with none. If you happen to own such a phone, the screen flashlight feature of this app could come in quite handy. Although you shouldn’t expect to get the same amount of light as a flashlight since this app would increase the screen brightness, your phone can still act as a light source in desperate times. But, that’s not all as this app would also allow you to give the screen any color you want.

Although this app is advertised as a simple flashlight, it also includes a map and compass that can lead to your aid when needed. This application has got you covered in emergencies as well since it can send morse code signals for SOS by using your phone’s Flashlight. Although this app comes in a paid version too, the best part is that Flashlight won’t bug you with any advertisements whatsoever in its free version either.  Even if this app sounds like the perfect fit for your flashlight needs, you shouldn’t stop your flashlight app hunt just yet, as we recommend having a look at our nine other entries as well.


2. Color Flashlight

If you’re looking for a flashlight app that’s packed with cool features, then Color Flashlight might be the app you need. With this app, you can take full charge of your phone’s back Flashlight as well as adjust the screen brightness and change its color to your liking. Accordingly, this makes an excellent choice for phones that are not equipped with a back flashlight.

Other than that, users will also be getting their hands on several cool custom effects too, with which you can make your phone screen to display candlelight, a disco ball, a rainbow, or even a police light. In case of emergency, the app also allows users to display a big ‘HELP’ sign on the phone’s screen, which can also be altered to any color you want.

Moreover, this app is rated 4.1-stars and has been downloaded on over 50M phones, which makes all the more reasons to give Color Flashlight a shot. However, what stopped us from putting this app at the #1 position is that even though this app is completely free, users should expect to encounter quite a few ads while using it.


3. Tiny Flashlight + LED

If you happen to have an old phone, the chances are that it also might be running low on storage. If that’s the case with you, Tiny Flashlight + LED would be the best available option for your device. Moreover, even though this app consumes just a little of the phone’s storage, it still manages to bring a lot to the table in the form of various useful features.

As its name suggests, this application also makes use of the phone’s LED other than its Flashlight. Moreover, just like the first two apps, the brightness and color of the screen can be changed with Tiny Flashlight. And, in case of an emergency, this application could come to the rescue with features such as strobe light, warning light, and morse code.

With 100 million+ downloads and an average user rating of 4.5-stars, the credibility of this app is not to be doubted. However, the only shortfall of this app is that it can show adverts at times, and there’s no paid version either that gets rid of them for the ease of the user.


4. High-Powered Flashlight

Now, this is an app that claims to make the best out of your phone’s Flashlight & LED display and backs it up with the help of its 10 million+ downloads and a 4.7* rating. When you use this app, you will be presented with three lighting modes that have been designed for different needs.

If you’re looking for an app that can come in handy in case of emergencies, then you can’t go wrong by opting for High-Powered Flashlight. Offering features such as a compass, SOS distress signal, and strobe light with ten different frequencies, you can always count on this app to come to your aid. The application comes with an elegant user interface; however, the settings menu could leave you a bit confused. Other than that, the app is entirely free and worth a shot if you can handle random adverts being thrown at you.


5. Flashlight HD LED

Another popular flashlight app on Google Play Store is this one, which boasts 50M+ downloads and a 4.4-star rating. As you might have guessed from the name of the app, it utilizes not only your phone’s Flashlight but also its LED as a light source. Apart from that, with this app, you’ll also get your hands on a quick access widget, a simple design, and various colors (for LED only).

If you’re too tired of looking at adverts while using your phone’s Flashlight and have $2.99 to spare, there’s no stopping you from going for its paid version that would stop all ads from coming your way.


6. Icon Torch – Flashlight

There’s one flashlight app on the Google Play Store that we’re a big fan of owing to its simplicity. Icon Torch has been developed to do its job and just that. Touching the icon of this app turns the Flashlight on and off, and that’s pretty much its entire functionality. This means that the app has no menu, no features, and no LED support either. So, if you just needed to be able to switch the Flashlight on/off, this app will do the job quite well. Moreover, since there is no user interface, you need not worry about seeing any unexpected adverts as well. However, if you’re looking for any additional features, then this app is certainly not for you.


7. Flashlight Free: No Permissions

It makes sense to be concerned about the security of your phone when downloading different applications. If it also happens to be your top priority, then you should give this app a chance. Unlike other applications that demand access to your network activity, location, and phone calls, Flashlight Free does not put your personal information into jeopardy to do its job. Moreover, this application is super tiny in size⁠—we’re talking only 300k⁠—and has been downloaded over 500K times with an average user rating of 4.1-stars.

On the downside, there are no additional features with this app other than turning your LED into a light source, and the paid version doesn’t do anything special either. So, your best bet would be to go for the free version of this app, which also doesn’t show any ads.


8. Torch

Although this flashlight application only has about 5,000 installs with a 4.4* rating, Torch can still leave users impressed, all thanks to its many useful features, which include screen flashlight, strobe light, and home screen widget. Other than that, the app also has a dark mode to make your battery last longer. Another good thing about the app is that it’s entirely free, and you won’t be seeing any adverts because of it either. Lastly, the developers have done phones running low on storage a favor by making this app only take up 970KB.


9. Flashlight by ArtLine

This is yet another simple flashlight app that does its job quite well. Boasting 10M+ installs and a 4.7* rating, there is no reason why you shouldn’t try installing this app as well. First of all, this app can use both your camera flashlight and LED as a light source. Even though this app doesn’t offer much, it still gives users an on/off widget and a stroboscope mode. However, the best thing about this application is that it will keep your Flashlight on regardless of whether you have this app running in the background or lock your phone. Although there is a free version of this app, you should keep in mind that it will display advertisements.


10. Amazing Flashlight

The features of this flashlight app are nothing short of AMAZING. Screen flashlight, strobe light, emergency lights, compass, and dark mode are some of its features which contribute to the app’s 1M+ installs and a 4.5-star rating. However, that’s not all since this app also includes a night vision mode, which lets users see through the camera while the Flashlight is on, and doesn’t turn the Flashlight off even if you lock the screen. The only downside to this application is that its free version comes with ads, and its user interface can be a bit complicated, even though it looks pretty sleek.



Even if your phone has a built-in flashlight button, there are a plethora of cool features that you can be missing out on by not downloading a flashlight application from Google Play Store.  And, what’s even better is that most of them don’t cost a single penny, while unwanted adverts can be a bit of a problem. In this article, we have discussed some of the best Android flashlight apps that we could find. With that being said, if you have had a good experience with another flashlight app, make sure to tell us about it in the comments below.

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