1. jwballing's Avatar
    So i just realized today that the camera flash will not work when the battery is under 24%. HTC confirmed this after 3 phone calls to them as did I. I monitored the battery and when it was at 24% the flash worked with the camera. It does not matter if battery saver is on or off , nor does it matter if the phone is charging. I find this a bad feature I should be able to drain my battery if want to. My HTC HD7 did not exhibit this behavior. It just does not make sense and only makes me feel more like i always have to have it charged.
    TGBmark1234 likes this.
    12-12-2012 09:57 PM
  2. jwballing's Avatar
    Thought I would update this. An HTC support contact confirmed this is a something they are enforcing on the device. When asked the exact percentage they could not tell me exatcts. for me it is still battery is less than 24% no flash.
    12-13-2012 08:00 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I noticed that too with my 8X...I ended up resetting the device because I thought It was a bug, but if turning it off serves a purpose, and a good purpose at that, im ok with it.
    12-14-2012 06:56 AM
  4. icstars989's Avatar
    I remember having a similar issue on my old OG Droid. Drove me absolutely bonkers.
    12-14-2012 08:20 AM
  5. ny_yankees's Avatar
    I have the same problem as well, its 19% and the flash won't work. So stupid if you ask me. Microsoft or HTC needs to address this problem in their next update or something
    12-15-2012 02:48 AM
  6. lambert1's Avatar
    Only stupid not to have an option to enable or disable the function. I carry my device foremost as a phone, I don't want it dieing on me fr the sake of a photo.
    12-15-2012 03:54 PM
  7. jwballing's Avatar
    All HTC 8xs will have this problem. HTC said it was by their design. This is bad this should be controlled by the os through battery saver. Not a hard rule from the mfg.
    Last edited by jwballing; 12-15-2012 at 05:11 PM.
    12-15-2012 04:24 PM
  8. jwballing's Avatar
    With portico update now red flash icon shows when battery low.
    12-27-2012 05:59 PM
  9. DigitalDK's Avatar
    This isn't nearly as annoying as the fact that the camera doesn't use the flash to focus in low light photos... however I agree, it should be an option not a mandatory feature. Thought WP8 was all about making the phone yours...
    jwballing likes this.
    12-27-2012 06:21 PM
  10. TGBmark1234's Avatar
    Thanks for this. I discovered the hard way last night that the flash won't flash when the battery is low. As a result I couldn't get shots of the shelters my Scout group had built in the woods.

    I could accept this if the flash was set to auto, and battery saver had kicked in. But I set the flash on, had disable battery saver and it still didn't work. That's not acceptable really. If I want to run my battery down taking pictures, that's my choice.

    BTW, the HTC Flashlight app works fine when the battery is virtually empty - surely a much higher power drain.
    05-15-2013 04:32 AM
  11. Bhasker Tiwari's Avatar
    Yes I noticed it today....searched in forum and found its a feature which I thought as defect.
    camera flash doesnt work, but normal flash works....8x wont let you enjoy in low battery, but thankfully wont lwt you die as well :)
    05-21-2013 04:10 PM

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