Lollipop flashlight bug plagues Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has rolled out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and like any new update there are bound to be a few bugs. One of which is the flashlight bug.

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Android Police reports, “The latest one has to do with that new flashlight toggle in quick settings. If you turn it on and leave it like that until it times out and shuts off, the camera and flashlight will stop working until you reboot. This is confirmed at least on the Nexus 5.

“It’s not clear if this is a Nexus 5-specific bug, but there aren’t a ton of devices to test yet. If you want to test your Lollipop-equipped phone or tablet, just leave the flashlight on until it turns itself off. Most devices will do this after a few minutes. When that happens, the bug will disable the flashlight and the camera becomes inaccessible. All you can do is reboot and remember to turn it off next time.”

According to PhoneArena, the bug also affects the Nexus 4. It reports, “While multiple Nexus 5 users are confirming its existence, the bug doesn’t seem to affect the Nexus 4 in the same way (and yet it still does affect it a bit). We’ve checked on one of our Nexus 4 handsets running Lollipop: the flashlight doesn’t turn off itself at all, it stays on as long as you want. However, the camera will stop working after a few minutes. But we discovered that it will work again if you open it from the lock screen – and you don’t need to reboot to fix the problem.”

Although a bug, it seems to be a minor glitch, which should be fixed via an OTA update in the coming months.

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