View Poll Results: Does the flashlight turn on while charging?

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  • Yes, Flashlight turn on

    9 64.29%
  • No. Flashlight doesn't turn on

    5 35.71%
04-25-2017 02:18 PM
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  1. Drael646464's Avatar
    Known bug...
    Camera flash and the flashlight won't work on some phones when plugged to a charging source.
    Not sure if that qualifies as a bug. Whats the practical purpose of camera/flashlight when your phone battery needs charging....either charge, or use.
    04-25-2017 01:11 AM
  2. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Yep..........that problem solving explains a lot about where W10M stands nowadays..........................
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-25-2017 06:37 AM
  3. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Not sure if that qualifies as a bug. Whats the practical purpose of camera/flashlight when your phone battery needs charging....either charge, or use.
    Yeah? But in works in all other phones.....if it didn't work in ANY phone I would agree......
    So......yes it's a bug.
    Or a hardware impossibility.
    Or a software impossibility
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-25-2017 06:39 AM
  4. abhiFT's Avatar
    Doesn't work on my Lumia 640XL. It's some bug or whatever. When there is electricity, you don't need your camera flash, except in some cases.
    04-25-2017 06:48 AM
  5. Drael646464's Avatar
    Yeah? But in works in all other phones.....if it didn't work in ANY phone I would agree......
    So......yes it's a bug.
    Or a hardware impossibility.
    Or a software impossibility
    Its likely a consequence of the charging circuit. A tablet or phone needs to trigger a special mode, to recognise charging, and make it happen. Its for some reason quite complicated and on some cheaper devices for example it can cause bootloops because the device doesn't have enough charge to trigger charging mode. Alternatively sometimes when a device won't boot, it can be made to boot by plugging it in. There's some hardware level intergration that's mostly invisible to users.

    Can't say I understand everything about it, but it doesn't surprise me things like this occur, and I doubt its exclusive to windows 10 mobile devices.
    04-25-2017 07:09 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    Yeah? But in works in all other phones.....if it didn't work in ANY phone I would agree......
    So......yes it's a bug.
    Or a hardware impossibility.
    Or a software impossibility
    Not a bug, especially with W10 how it's implied by some, works on so many different phones except 640 and 640XL so far. Likely a hardware limitation issue with that series.

    It's a bug if some 640 have it and some 640 don't.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-25-2017 11:21 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    What I'm wondering is whether 640's exhibit the same behavior on 8.1.
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-25-2017 12:02 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    What I'm wondering is whether 640's exhibit the same behavior on 8.1.
    That's a good point, I forgot it shipped with 8.1, I upgraded the phone to w10 right away.

    Even better to know if @BrunoMG tried a 3rd party flashlight app since windows 8.1 didn't have the flashlight built in... or did it eventually? I'll try with a 3rd party flashlight app when I can get a hold of my mom's phone.
    04-25-2017 12:26 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    What I'm wondering is whether 640's exhibit the same behavior on 8.1.
    In my experience, it did.

    Check out this old post about it: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ml#post3185679
    Guytronic, xandros9 and anthonyng like this.
    04-25-2017 01:15 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    In my experience, it did.
    I think this was the same on the 640XL in addition to the Lumia 535.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-25-2017 02:18 PM
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