Hello there, Martha! We understand your concern. Let's take a closer look! Which version of Android does your phone have right now (Android 5.0 ~Lollipop, 6.0 ~Marshmallow or 7.0 ~Nougat)? Thanks! ~AmyM25
When I bought my phone flashlight was in my notification bar, but it went away after not using it for a while. To get it back into your notification bar, simply hold onto an icon that is already there (ex. Wifi, Bluetooth, Location, etc.) keep holding it until it gives you the option to change which ones are there. Drag the flashlight back into your notification bar. Note: I have a Galaxy J3 Emerge.
Hi there Martha. If the flashlight is not on the slide down menu, you could find it on the widgets.Victor21