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Thread: Flash light app on phones

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    Flash light app on phones

    Saw on TV last night that some flashlight apps on fancy cell phones have mal-ware/spyware and they need to be removed. I would google this and find out more but my track phone is just that, a pay as you go phone and nothing else. Just though it was worth looking into for those of you who have them.

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    Any app can have malware/spyware. This is why you have to be careful with permissions.
    Some apps want to access everything on your phone for no particular reason. I hate that.
    One more reason not to store sensitive data on your phone...such as credit cards.

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    Any free app can cause problems. It's best to pay for one then get the one that is free. Most are .99, so splurge.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
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    I just use the flashlight app that came already installed on my iPhone. Works great.

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    Remember the flashlight will drain a battery fast. If you put the phone on Airplane mode first the battery will last longer and if put on Airplane mode will recharge much faster too.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    I keep safe having what I call my "Dumb Dumb" phone (flip phone, it is NOT smart at all).
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    Quote Originally Posted by citruscountyquilter View Post
    I just use the flashlight app that came already installed on my iPhone. Works great.

    My 5 yr old GGD showed me that on my phone one day....amazingly bright. I was happy, now a week later, I wanted to use the flashlight for something.....don't remember how she did it! Will have to wait til I see her again!

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    I only use apps that pertain to work and I know are good non-malware. I have a flashlight already that came with the phone.

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    I've always had a basic phone, some flip, some not. I just flip the current one open for a light. I don't think I'm smart enough to use a "smart" phone!
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    What did we do before these smart phones? I still smile when I see people talking while shopping, but I do put my grocery list on NOTES on my phone, only because handwritten lists inevitably ended up "forgotten" on kitchen counter!

    Btw...ggd showed my again how to get the flashlight....so simple!

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    So- is it safe to have the flashlight app on your iphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I've always had a basic phone, some flip, some not. I just flip the current one open for a light. I don't think I'm smart enough to use a "smart" phone!
    Too funny Jan. If your phone suits your needs just keep it. I have a smart phone and trust me- you don't have to be smart to use it. If you can read and have a working finger to touch the screen that's all there is to it. I tell people the only way you can break it is to throw it on concrete or drop it in a puddle.
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