Notifications on iPhones are designed to get your attention, often with sound and vibration. But for some people, those sounds and vibrations may be too distracting.
For those people, a feature known as flash notification can be very helpful. This feature uses the LED flash next to the rear camera to notify you of incoming notifications.
How to Turn On
Your iPhone can notify you about messages and app notifications in a number of ways, usually using sound or vibration. In addition, a few apps offer their own visual notification options as well.
These can be helpful when you’re in an environment where the sound or vibration of your phone won’t get through. They’re also useful if you want to be sure to see the notification, rather than just hear it.
One way to get that extra alert is by turning on your iPhone’s flash when you receive an incoming notification. This feature is available on iPhones that support the LED flash, including iPhone X and iPad Pro models.
To turn on your iPhone’s flash when you receive a notification, follow the instructions below:
Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility. Then, scroll to the bottom and tap LED Flash for Alerts.
Once you’ve done this, your iPhone will begin to flash whenever it receives a new message, a call, or any other app notification. It’ll keep flashing until you pick up the call or the notification goes away.
This can be very handy if you’re in an environment where the ring tone and vibration of your phone won’t reach you, or if you’re sensitive to noise. It can be especially helpful if you’re using your iPhone in a dark place, such as in a nightclub or in a movie theater.
If you find that the flash notification is distracting, however, there are steps you can take to disable it temporarily. The first step is to remove your iPhone from any cases that may have shifted and blocked the flash.
How to Turn Off
Your iPhone can notify you about new messages or information in your apps through a variety of methods. These include sounds, vibrations, or flash notifications. If you don’t like receiving flash notifications, you can turn them off easily.
You can disable flash notification on your iPhone 11 by following the steps below. It will not affect any other notifications you receive.
First, you need to access the Settings app on your device. This is typically found on the Home screen. Then, scroll down to the Accessibility option and tap it.
Next, you’ll want to tap the Audio/Visual section of the Accessibility option and find the LED Flash for Alerts setting.
Once you’ve located this setting, it should have green shading around it. The LED Flash for Alerts setting will make the camera light on your iPhone turn off whenever you receive an alert from your phone.
This feature was designed specifically for people who have hearing or visual impairments. It will only affect the flash notification on your phone when you receive an alert that is considered an “alert.”
However, it can be annoying to have your camera flash go off every time you receive a notification. It can also be distracting if you’re watching a video and someone in the background starts to flash their camera, as well.
If you’re using your phone in a meeting or with others, the LED flash on your phone can be incredibly helpful. It’s better to be able to see the phone’s flash than not to be able to.
Why You Should Turn On
Receiving notifications on your iPhone is a great way to stay connected and aware of what’s happening on your device. Whether you’re getting a text message, email, or other notification that requires your attention, it’s important to notice them as soon as possible so that you can respond appropriately.
However, some notifications can be distracting, especially when they flash a bright light on the screen. This can make it difficult to read or use your phone when in a dark room, and it can even be a nuisance when you’re trying to watch TV or movies.
Fortunately, you can easily turn off flash notification on your iPhone 11 if it’s starting to become an issue for you. The process is similar to how you initially enabled it, and the result is that your iPhone’s flash won’t blink when you receive a new alert.
In addition, there is also an option to enable flash while your iPhone is in silent mode so that you’ll be able to see when notifications appear even when your phone isn’t locked. This is a great option for users who want to ensure that they can notice alerts in noisy places, such as movie theaters or concerts, without having to worry about flashing lights disturbing other people.
To do this, head to Settings and choose General > Accessibility. From there, scroll down and tap LED Flash for Alerts.
Once you’ve found the LED Flash for Alerts setting, tap the button next to it. When the button is green, you’ve successfully enabled the feature.
Now, you should also see the Flash on Silent option under LED Flash for Alerts. If you’d like the LED flash to flash when your phone is in silent mode, move that switch to on/green.
Why You Should Turn Off
If you don’t like the LED flash that blinks when you receive a notification, it’s easy to turn off the feature. This can help you avoid distracting others or ignoring notifications that are important to you.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad have a number of different methods for letting you know about new calls, messages, or other app information. They usually notify you with sound or vibration, but they can also be shown on the screen.
But for some people, that’s just not enough to grab their attention. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, for example, it can be helpful to get an LED flash notification that blinks the camera flash to let you know about an incoming alert.
If you want to make sure that your flash notification is turned off, it’s easy to do so on an iOS device. All you need to do is open the Settings app and find the Accessibility option.
Next, tap Audio/Visual under Hearing and toggle on LED Flash for Alerts (the switch will become green). You can also turn off “Flash on Silent” if you don’t want to have the LED flash blink when your device is in silent mode.
It’s important to note that this setting will only stop the flashing light from happening when you get a notification, it won’t affect other notifications you might have configured for the Phone or Messages apps. You should always turn your notifications on or off as needed, however.