Android: Turn Camera Flash On or Off

Access the setting to turn the camera flash on or off on your Android device using these steps.

  1. Open the “Camera” app.
  2. Tap the “Menu” icon (3 dots).
    Camera Menu
  3. Toggle the lighting icon to the desired setting.
    • Flash icon Lightning with nothing = Flash will activate on every picture.
    • Flash off icon Lightning with slash = Flash is disabled.
    • Flash Auto icon Lightning with A = Auto-detect flash.



  1. Diana O'Steen says

    Can you tell me how to turn the flash back on for the camera on my Samsung galaxy S4? I was just pressing thinf s at random and now the flash icon is greyed out and nnnn othing i do brings it back so i can turn it on. Likewise for autoexposure. Help PLEASE!

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