Torchie - Volume Button Torch

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About this app

Turn on/off super bright flashlight / LED / torch on your phone instantly by holding both volume buttons / keys together! It's quick, fast, and innovative. It works in screen on, lock screen and screen off (when enabled from settings). Just works anytime! It makes you feel that you have a handy conventional battery-operated torch with physical hardware button access! it's tiny, small, free and runs silently as a background service. Absolutely no root required!

This app uses Accessibility services
Torchie requires a service to run in background to intercept PHYSICAL VOLUME BUTTON KEY presses. Since a normal 'Service' cannot intercept Hardware Key presses, an 'Accessibility Service' is needed for this purpose. It does not do anything apart from intercepting Volume Key presses. It is also to be noted that, without internet access, information if collected may also be within the device and not sent out threatening your privacy.

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★ Turn on/off torch / flashlight / LED just by holding volume Buttons / keys together
★ Works in screen on, lock screen, even while screen off (when enabled from Settings)
★ Open Source (Source code:
★ Balanced power consumption (Zero usage to operate in screen ON and lock screen conditions)
★ Standalone torch / flashlight / LED app
★ Easy, innovative and handy Material Design UI
★ Very light, tiny and small (~1 MB)
★ No privacy / security issues
★ No Root required
★ No framework / plugin required
★ No Ads and No spyware
★ Free & forever it is so
❤ Donation is available as In-App purchase

Also, Torchie does not have 'Internet Permission'. So it's impossible to send anything to anyone!

Torchie's source code is available here You can go through every line of code!

Give a second thought please before giving NEGATIVE REVIEWS

We aren't a company. We are brothers. We have no reason to collect anything from you! We made Torchie out of passion to make something innovative. So, If you find Torchie useful, please donate to support us! It'll greatly help us! :)

1. For Android 4.0.3 ICS, 4.1 JB, 4.2 JB users ONLY
Flashlight / torch / LED may turn on if you swipe to change volume in volume Panel. (Tip: Disable for screen on)
2. Screen off will not work by default
Torchie functionality is disabled by default in screen off, to prevent battery drain. Using in lock screen will not cause/accelerate battery drain. Advice is that using in lock screen is handy
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1. In-app purchases
Donate us conveniently from within the app.
2. Camera
Camera and flash are treated as same unit till Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow)
3. Bind to an accessibility service
To detect your hardware physical volume key presses
4. Prevent device from sleeping
Needed only when enabled for screen off
5. Control flashlight
6. Control vibration

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Updated on
Jun 7, 2019

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3.02K reviews
Storm Rockett
November 6, 2021
On Android 12 I have to hit the physical unlock button first before the volume combo. Please fix! (On Android 11, Pixel 4a) I can not think of any app more essential to install for the vast majority of phone models than this. The simultaneous-volume button shortcut works 95% percent of the time, and if not you just hit your lock button once and it will work right after anyways. Absolutely love it, it's become muscle memory and I can turn on the light at a moment's notice. Definitely donating!
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Eric Smoczyk
May 24, 2020
Giving 3 stars for now to be polite, but the app doesn't appear to work for me. In lock screen, I can get the app to turn on, but flashlight doesn't turn on. When screen is off, I get no response. Accessibility has been turned on. Not an Android expert, not sure what else to do. I've followed the provided instructions, I believe.
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A Google user
June 15, 2019
I've used this app happily on many Android devices. However, when I installed it on my Nokia 6.1 (Android 9), I discovered that it won't function with the screen on and the phone unlocked. It still works when the screen is off, and on the lock screen, but not when the device is unlocked. Maybe the recent fix for Android 9 devices has something to do with this glitch? I look forward to seeing this issue get fixed, which would bump my review to five stars because otherwise this app rocks!
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What's new

* [FIX] Screen Off mode not working on devices running Android 9.0 Pie
* [FIX] Removed in-app language change settings
* [FIX] Few settings like Proximity Sense not getting persisted
* [FIX] Other fixes & improvements