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Carol34446 01-19-2016 07:53 AM

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.

EasyPeezy 01-19-2016 12:42 PM

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.

Onebyone 01-19-2016 04:52 PM

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.

citruscountyquilter 01-20-2016 04:53 AM

I just use the flashlight app that came already installed on my iPhone. Works great.

Onebyone 01-20-2016 05:05 AM

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.

ManiacQuilter2 01-20-2016 07:37 AM

I keep safe having what I call my "Dumb Dumb" phone (flip phone, it is NOT smart at all).

Geri B 01-20-2016 08:16 AM

Originally Posted by citruscountyquilter (Post 7439367)
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!

tessagin 01-20-2016 08:44 AM

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.

Jan in VA 01-20-2016 01:28 PM

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! :eek: :D

Geri B 01-21-2016 07:22 AM

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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