How Do I Turn My Camera Flash on for Video?

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re trying to record a video with your smartphone, but the lighting is just not good enough? Well, fear not!

Most smartphones nowadays come with a built-in camera flash that can help brighten up your videos. In this article, we will guide you on how to turn on the camera flash for video recording.

Step 1: Launch Your Camera App

The first step is to launch your camera app on your smartphone. You can do this by either tapping on the camera icon on your home screen or by accessing it from within your app drawer.

Step 2: Switch to Video Mode

Once you have launched the camera app, switch to video mode by tapping on the video icon, usually located at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. This will change the camera mode from photo to video.

Step 3: Locate the Flash Option

Now that you are in video mode, look for the flash option. Depending on your device and operating system, this option may be located in different places. Typically, you will find it in one of these three locations:

  • On top of the screen
  • On the side of the screen
  • In the settings menu

If it’s on top of the screen:

You should see a lightning bolt icon somewhere at the top of your screen. Tap on it once or twice until you see an option for “Flash On” or “Flash Off”. Select “Flash On” and proceed to record your video.

If it’s on the side of the screen:

Some cameras have a physical button for turning on/off flash located on one of its sides. If this is how yours works, simply press the button until you get to “Flash On” and proceed to record your video.

If it’s in the settings menu:

If you can’t find the flash option on your screen, it’s probably located in the camera settings menu. To access it, tap on the gear icon or three dots located on the top or bottom of your screen.

Look for a section called “Flash” or “Video Light”. Once you find it, select “Flash On” and proceed to record your video.


Congratulations! You now know how to turn on the camera flash for video recording.

With this option, you can now record high-quality videos even in low-light conditions. So go ahead and try it out for yourself!