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Specter2035 t1_iudkqok wrote

Now I need an app for the fleshlight... Lmao, jk


Zenishen t1_iudlfga wrote

My first Smartphone didn't even have a light on it - when I used a Flashlight app it just turned my screen white and maxed out the brightness instead 😂


Trekapalooza t1_iudllll wrote

I remember when there were no ''apps'' whatsoever, but rather applications, and my phone didn't even have colors besides green and black.


dark_nodens t1_iudlnqo wrote

I used to install strobe light and tried to match its blink frequency with the ceiling fan speed until it appeared to be still. Fun childhood days...


tigabama t1_iudojvc wrote

Ohh…that kind of flashlight.


No-I-Dont-Exist t1_iudopuw wrote

Remember when you needed a flashlight?

Yes? You are getting old.


xplodingthunder t1_iudvkq3 wrote

Remember when phones didn’t have flashlights and you had to have spare DDD batteries for your mag lights… no? You’re still a child.


AtlasShrugged- t1_iudw7er wrote

Remember when you had to find matches to light the candle?


PeterPDX t1_iudwhhc wrote

I remember before there was fire. It was so peaceful without people chatting back and forth all over the country side. Then there was this one guy who always left the caps lock on in his smoke signals. Freaking boomer...


AlexYTx t1_iudxdet wrote

I only had a smartphone for 2 years (mostly because I didn't need one), did you really need a special app for the flashlight?


Professional_Gap_371 t1_iudzd2f wrote

I remember my first pager, then calling back from a house phone. But you had to convince your parents it was ok to get a pager because only doctors and drug dealers had one then


Halsti t1_iue34xv wrote

remember when that flashlight app started asking for location data access?

yes. you are getting annoyed with tech.


OverlordMarkus t1_iue57k2 wrote

You would be surprised how much early smartphones lacked. No flashlight, no tap to wake, next to no software and security updates (actually really important), half baked features that would vanish next generation, the list goes on.

Even finding an actually good phone for under 500 bucks was really hard before 2016 or so, and sub 300 you'd carry around actual junk.


OverlordMarkus t1_iueaq5i wrote

Pure Android was sparse in terms of features and what you got in the end depended entirely on the phone maker. Most would advertise with stupid features and see what stuck, like Samsung's S4 with it's gesture control and scroll by inclination (both fucking stupid).

Actually useful features weren't as marketable and didn't get attention they deserved until the big brands got serious competition by cheaper Chinese brands. Xiaomi had a massive cult following back in the day for having the best Android UI at the time.


SadSunny20 t1_iuebevv wrote

Wait you had to get an app for a flash light it wasn't just an option on your phone?


Splititasunlumo t1_iuebvpu wrote

Wait do I not still need an app HOW DO I FLASHLIGHT


daero90 t1_iuedkql wrote

Remember pagers?


Zenishen t1_iuefada wrote

I do... Vividly, I was at Whirlowhall Farm on a school trip. I slept alone in one of the towers of the main building (or at least something I remember as being a tower, it tower-like) on the 2nd night and was terrified because we told ghost stories and went on a ghost hunt in the trees armed with Torches only

There was a tuckshop in a barn with a sliding green door...

The memories! - that was more than 20 years ago now... Lol


sahrul099 t1_iueg9sq wrote

never download an app for flashlight..i remember in the old days i use to use the camera apps and set the flash to "on"


IAmAliria t1_iuei20o wrote

I still use a white screen when I don’t want to illuminate the room like crazy. Just want to make sure there aren’t anything in my way as I walk to the bed


hardrivethrutown t1_iuekgnm wrote

my first couple phones didn't even have a flashlight


PerformanceTop7616 t1_iuelj3h wrote

I remember I owned a phone that had the light built into it but it could only work when taking pictures.


RbtheGhost007 t1_iuem1ps wrote

Me who used "feature phone Flashlight". Yes I am getting old.....


yallsomenerds t1_iuep6fx wrote

I had to read this 4 times before I realized it didn’t say FLESHlight


Tuonra t1_iuerqdd wrote

It wasn't even a flashlight, it was a full white screen on the first ipod touches.


Frio121 t1_iuesq27 wrote

Compass app anyone


Renault_75-34_MX t1_iueszcj wrote

I hade a S3 Neo till 2018 or 2019. That needed a app the have a torch


Economy_Bear_9091 t1_iuev28x wrote

I knew the guy that is wrote the first “flashlight” app for the iPhone (really just turned the phones screen white). He bought a house with that money


po_ta_to t1_iuf7577 wrote

Earlier phones weren't intended to have a flashlight. They had a light meant to be used as a camera flash that could be misused to be a flashlight.


PlebNoodle t1_iuf7ztr wrote

Remember when you had no phone flashligjt and had to get irl flashlight?


rpstforhire t1_iuf8s4b wrote

I was using the app "Tiny Flashlight" on my Samsung ace gt-s5830i running android 2.3.6 that couldn't even take a photo without and SD card even though it had 120mb free space.

that app had different modes for flashlight, screen and light bulb it was cool as fuck.


LadyAngel_Aric t1_iufe4qb wrote

Remember when the flashlight app was better than the built in flashlight


cakeandcoke t1_iufhiay wrote

Back in my day we didn't even have cell phones. We didn't even have to use area codes! You little whippersnappers


thecypher4 t1_iufmgkp wrote

Remember when there was nothing? Yes? Your the Big Bang


PePeWaccabrada t1_iufw4i0 wrote

We still need an app for the 3D scanner on iPhones


RobertoPaulson t1_iufxy02 wrote

Remember when you didn't need a flasghlight to read small text?


KeyButterscotch5473 t1_iufy0zi wrote

Dude, what is this Getting crap, I remember when if you wanted a flashlight, you had to GET a flashlight, the alternative was a candle.


FrozenShadow_007 t1_iug05oz wrote

I remember downloading it even though I had the last iPhone without flash, thinking my phone was gonna magically metamorphosis its way into a flashlight


BSKustomz t1_iug1btx wrote

Remember the Kyocera Rave? You held down the cancel button for however many seconds and dedicated flashlight came on next to the antenna


Carnator369 t1_iug1zk0 wrote

My first phone was forged by the dwarfs for Asgardians, yes I'm getting old.


xiaopewpew t1_iug3z14 wrote

Replace one letter with the opposite conclusion.


Craftusmaximus2 t1_iug4uol wrote

Yes, it even has a feature to make the whole screen white...


DummyDummyGumGum t1_iug5cjk wrote

The first cell phone I remember seeing in my life was a flip phone. They were really cool to 5 year old me.


80Pound t1_iug9pvs wrote

Nah, getting old is when when you hit something somehow and it comes on and you say “WTF, didn’t know it did that” and then can’t figure out how to turn it off.


RS_Someone t1_iugfmlv wrote

An app? I had a flashlight that plugged into my Gameboy so I could see the game in the dark. The Gameboy Advanced SP was revolutionary. Also, fuck you, I'm not old. I'm not... right?


AveryJuanZacritic t1_iugk7rd wrote

I remember when the phone wouldn't reach past the kitchen counter.


speed_wagon6_9 t1_iugl6e8 wrote

Ipod had one with different light and am 2000 born.


akokaro t1_iugm6k8 wrote

ME AND COUSIN argued about front camera flash light LOL.


helicophell t1_iuh86q0 wrote

Phones didn't get inbuilt with a flashlight feature, so the app just kept the flash on. Funny how that worked


Joedemigod4 t1_iuh9y62 wrote

No. My old ipod never had a camera let alone a torch.


LordOfReddit_69 t1_iuhqbf1 wrote

Well actually i still use the app cause you can fast trigger with the app to make a party light. And you can blind lther people by setting it to max and holding it infront of their eyes


Equivalent-Stable642 t1_iuht2mc wrote

Yeah my mother had that until I gave her the option to turn it on or off without an app


inglouriouswoof t1_iuhugdn wrote

Y’all remember the lighter flame app? And how turning it to the side blew everyone’s mind?


MartyEnd t1_iuhz5oi wrote

I remember when I was a kid my my phone (not at all my father's half-broken phone) had updated and I couldn't find the flashlight app and I started crying because I thought I had broken the phone


casey12297 t1_iuhz9q6 wrote

I remember getting a call from Alexander Graham Bell the day he invented the telephone, this confused and frightened me because he only invented one telephone. That's when I realized the acid kicked in


alyaomi t1_iui6wkg wrote

remember when dinosaurs existed, damn


Alex_Shelega t1_iuig60g wrote

I'm 17 and tho I remember tha flashlight app on HTC one x LoL

Yea... Was a time...