Your smartphone has a ton of different settings that you can adjust to improve your experience with the device.
There are also some utilities that can assist you in real life. One of these utilities on the Google Pixel 4A is the flashlight.
But if you have ever searched for the flashlight you may have discovered that there isn’t a specific app on the app menu that lets you use it.
You can use the Google Pixel 4A flashlight by swiping down from the top of the screen, then tapping the icon that looks like a flashlight.
This will cause the light on the back of the phone to illuminate (it’s the light that is also used for the camera flash) and you can point it at whatever you were trying to light up.
Our article below provides additional information on turning on and turning off the flashlight on your Google smartphone.
How to Turn On or Turn Off the Flashlight on a Pixel 4A
- Swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Tap the Flashlight button.
Our guide continues below with additional information about utilizing the Google Pixel 4A flashlight, including pictures of these steps.
How to Turn on Flashlight – Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A, in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Swipe down, starting at the top of the Pixel 4A’s screen.
Step 2: Touch the icon that looks like a flashlight.
Once you touch that button the camera flash on the back of the device will light up and you will be able to point it at whatever you need to see.
The phone’s flashlight is quite bright, so it can be pretty useful. In fact, once you familiarize yourself with how to enable or disable it you may find that you start to use it a lot.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about the Google flashlight on the Pixel 4A.
More Information on How to Use the Google Pixel 4A’s Flashlight
As you have seen in the steps above, the flashlight on the Google Pixel 4A is something that is included by default and doesn’t require anything other than knowing where to find the button to activate it.
You don’t need to download any additional apps to use the flash on the back of the phone as a flashlight, even though you will find some in the Play Store.
It’s very easy to forget to turn the flashlight back off. Even though it’s pretty bright, you would be surprised how many people will just put it back in their pocket without remembering to shut it down.
You can turn off the Google Pixel 4A flashlight the same way that you turned it on. Simply go back to the same menu and tap the flashlight button again to stop it from shining.
Another way that you can turn on the flashlight is to swipe up on the Home screen and choose the Settings option. You can then type “flashlight” into the search field and tap on the search result to turn the flashlight on or off.
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