How to Turn On Flashing Lights for Incoming Calls on iPhone

iPhones are one of the most popular smartphones in the world. They have a lot of features that make them stand out from the other flagship-level Android devices. iPhones are known to have the best cameras on any smartphone.

There is only one particular feature that has been missing on the iPhone since its inception is the led notification light on the front of the phone.

However, to make up for this you can customize the LED light that Apple provides with the camera to notify any incoming calls for your benefit.

LED lights that are attached to the cameras are primarily used to click photos in dark conditions and to prevent the red-eyed image which could be clicked on your photo.

But the excessive IOS functionalities allow you to change the settings in such a manner that you can easily turn on the flashing LED light in case you get an incoming call or even messages on your iPhone device.

If you own an IOS device and have no idea how to make the LED light flash for calls and messages there is nothing to worry about since we would be providing a step-by-step guide in order for you to solve this issue.

To summarise the solution, you firstly need to go to the accessibility feature set on your iPhone, and then later on there is an option of turning on the LED Flash alerts.

After this, all the new receiving calls and alerts will be accompanied by a flash blink a couple of times.

The best part about this feature is that in case you do not hear the notification of iPhone beeps on your device, you will easily be able to spot the strong and bright LED Flashlight that comes accompanied with it. 

Why should you use LED flash to show alerts while receiving a text message?

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If this particular question is lingering on your mind then the answer to this would be quite a bit simple. In case you have kept your iPhone on silent mode and you want to know if you get calls or message notifications, you can use this LED flash solution.

This is particularly useful when you are in a meeting and you still want to know if you get any important calls or messages on your phone. 

How to Turn on LED flash alert notifications for calls and messages?

Please note that in order for this solution to work you will be required to update your IOS version to the latest possible version since the old versions of IOS may or may not have this functionality available.

In this section, we would like to explain the way in which you can turn on your LED Flash for notifications on your phone for calls and messages.

If you have the issue of your flash not turning on even after you receive alerts and incoming calls then in that case please follow the steps mentioned below. 

  • Firstly in your iPhone, you are required to go to the settings application wherein you need to find the option of ‘Accessibility’.

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  • Once you find the option of Accessibility you need to click on it and go within the options.
  • In the accessibility settings option, you’ll be able to find the option of Audio/Visual which you need to click on. 

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  • In the Audio/Visual Option you shall see the ‘LED Flash for Alerts’ option and under that, you need to toggle the option On. 

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This is a simple process in which you can easily turn on the LED flash notifications on your phone and use them to your benefit.

In the earlier version of IOS, it was not possible to have the flash LED light displayed for notifications, however, with the onset of IOS version 10 and IOS version 11 you can use the iDevice functionality and enable the LED flash on both Silent and Vibrate mode as well.

So if a user wants to keep using their iPhone on silent mode but still wants to be acknowledged about the notifications it is very easy for them to do so.

We hope we have helped the users who were facing the issue of turning on their flashlights for notification purposes, especially for calls and messages.

How to turn on flash for notifications for silent mode on iPhone

With the new IOS 10 and 11 updates being brought in on iPhones, one can easily start their LED notifications in a silent phone as well. Below is the step-by-step process to do so. 

  1. Open the Setting App on your Phone
  2. Go to the Accessibility Part of the Settings
  3. Tap on the LED Flash Alerts Option under the hearing section
  4. First, turn on the LED flash for alerts on
  5. Below that turn on the flash on silent option as well.  

Changing the LED Light Intensity on iPhone

There is also an additional option within apple wherein you can change the intensity of the flash in an iPhone when you are toggling the LED flash option for notifications in the accessibility panel.

This can be useful for users who want to increase or decrease the brightness of the respective LED flash in case they find the LED light of the camera very bright or dull. Sometimes what happens is that the LED light is too strong and disruptive during the night time or in dark environments.     

Dhruv Thakker is an aspiring lawyer. He is a sports enthusiast and likes watching F1, Football and Reading in his free time.


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