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Torch/Light turning on randomly

(Topic created on: 3/12/21 7:00 PM)
laugher
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Over the past week or two, I've been experiencing the torch/camera light turning itself on for no apparent reason. This happened after the latest update.

One UI version 3.1
Android 11
Baseband version G988BXXU6DUB5
Kernel 4.19.87-20939239 #1 Fri Feb 5 17:54:48 KST 2021

At first, I thought I was just accidentally swiping down the quick panel and hitting the torch button. So I rearranged the Quick Panel layout so that the Torch button is on the 2nd screen (swiping right) reducing the likelihood of accidental swipe/tap. This did not help at all and I kept wondering maybe it was a hard button accidentally being programmed to turn on the torch. i.e. hold up volume, down volume or power key. None of these turn on the torch.

I did notice the torch would turn on its own while I had it on my hand. Could it be shaking the phone causes this behavior? I'm not sure.

While slipping on shoes one day and holding onto the phone while leaning onto a wall, I noticed it turn itself on again. No shakes. The phone was just within close proximity to the wall in my hand while I was leaning on the wall.

Is anyone else experiencing this or guess as to how it is turning itself on? This mystery has me stumped.

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Jeenus
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do you have the flashlight on your lock screen on the bottom left? I noticed after the update it has become insanely sensitive and keeps going off for me

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FingerGuns
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Have you tried restarting the phone and using device maintenance to clear the storage and ram?
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laugher
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Tried restarting the phone. After the update, the device restarted itself as well.

I haven't tried clearing device storage/cache so will try device maintenance and see if it happens again. Thanks.

FingerGuns
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no problem, let me know how it turns out.
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Torch? You mean
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flashlight?
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Jeenus
Asteroid
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do you have the flashlight on your lock screen on the bottom left? I noticed after the update it has become insanely sensitive and keeps going off for me

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laugher
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I totally missed that bottom left button on the lockscreen. WHY in any reality would anyone want to put a torchlight button on the lockscreen especially if it is prone to be accidentally tapped?!!!

Is there a way to remove that torch button on the bottom left?

Jeenus
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Galaxy S20
I know but it was never this sensitive ! go to settings>lock screen > shortcuts you should be able to hit disable all of just left shortcut
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laugher
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That's probably why I never knew it existed! I only looked at the bottom left of the lockscreen when you said there was a torch button there! Haha. Thanks again for pointing out the obvious.