I’ve always been looking for a flashlight on my phone that’s better, brighter, and has more options than simply “on” and “off.” Finally, I decided to go in search for the brightest flashlight app on the market that will turn my device into a beacon. In the process of researching apps, I came across a list of 10 flashlight apps that made my research quite easy – I’ll link it below if you’re interested in checking it out yourself.
I decided to put these apps to the test, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are some real gems in the mix. I selected my favorite four to include down below. All four are perfect for those moments when you need a bright flashlight right away but all you have is your phone. If you find yourself often in that position, then you definitely need to check out these apps!
Light Up to 10 Meters Ahead with Brightest Flashlight
No joke, Brightest Flashlight can light up to 10 meters, which makes it incredibly helpful for situations like power outages or when you need to walk your dog late at night. I tested it back in my garden and was pleasantly surprised by how strong it is. It’s simple to switch from the normal flashlight setting to the strobe effect if you feel like having fun. There are colorful flashing lights you can use whenever you need to pump up the party! But the main purpose is definitely the strong light and it’s funny how one app can completely replace a bulky real flashlight.
Brightest Flashlight can go all night, just make sure to keep your phone unlocked! Keep in mind that the app will shut itself off automatically if your phone locks, so it’s best to turn the automatic lock off if you need to use it for long periods of time. Otherwise, the light might turn off by itself which can be annoying. But turning auto shutdown off is a quick fix to this small nuisance.
Switch On a Powerful Strobe Light with Flashlight
To be honest, there’s no much difference here. I mean, all of the apps serve the simple purpose, to provide light when you need it. But the small perk of this app is the extreme simplicity of the on-off button which basically works like a traditional flashlight switch – minus the familiar click feel. Want to go from a regular flashlight to a strobing flashlight? All you have to do is flick the switch to change the setting. Adjusting the strobe blinking feature with the swipe of a finger to speed up or slow down the rate at which the light blinks is easy and it provides more customizability. It’s especially helpful if you ever need to signal someone for help, which by the way, I hope it doesn’t happen.
It’s important to note that Flashlight is designed to be a functional tool for practical or emergency use and does not include fancy color effects. That being said, you will no doubt want to have this app around in case any unexpected situations should arise.
Shine a Light Even Without Internet Access Using High-Powered Flashlight
High-Powered Flashlight truly is illumination that is always accessible; no internet connection or wifi needed! It always baffled me when apps like these require an Internet connection. Why? It’s a great tool for campers and hikers; in general, people who spend a lot of time outdoors. High-Powered Flashlight works just like a tactical flashlight would with LED light and strobe light distress signals in 10 different frequencies. A nice extra feature is a built-in compass that you can use while your light is leading the way, so you always know where you’re going, even in the dark. This makes it extremely useful for people who like to go camping or some other outdoor adventure.
From my research, I’ve discovered that users really do love the great LED light that High-Powered Flashlight emits, but a few people have pointed out that there is no way to turn off the clicking sound the flashlight makes when you turn it on and off. While it may be a bit of an inconvenience if you need silence, it is designed to make the flashlight appear more realistic, and, as a result, makes it more fun to use!
Save Your Phone’s Battery Life with Light
Light brings you all the bright light and strobe patterns you will ever need on a very straightforward interface that is easy to use; even if you’re a flashlight app beginner. Not to mention, you can double tap your phone screen to turn the screen on or off, which will save you a bunch of precious battery life in the event that you need to use the flashlight for a while. It’s a really handy feature that I find myself using frequently.
I will say that Light does have ads, so if an ad-free experience is what you’re looking for, then you won’t find it here. However, they are easy to get rid of forever with a small, one-time purchase, which means you’ll be back to reading in the dark and trying to read menus in dimly lit restaurants in no time at all!\
I’m not always in need of flashlights, so I hate that when the moment arises, I find myself spending loads of time searching through my cupboards to find one. Thankfully, that’s not a problem anymore because I found four of the best flashlight apps that keep me forever out of the dark, and they’re all on my phone! At the end of the day, don’t get stuck without a light when you need it most. Check out these four apps to light up your way, no matter what.