Set iPhone Camera LED to Flash on Incoming Calls and Alerts
The iPhone’s camera LED flash can be used to alert you to incoming calls, messages, and other alerts. With this feature enabled, anytime a call comes in the devices LED will flash repeatedly, even when the iPhone is on silent mode.
This great feature offers an obvious visual cue with a bright flashing light for when any alert or notification comes in.
How to Enable LED Flash Alert for iPhone with iOS
LED flash for alerts is possible in all modern versions of iOS, here is how you can set this feature for your iPhone:
- Tap on the “Settings” app and then on “General”
- Select “Accessibility” and toggle the ON switch next to “LED Flash for Alerts”
Once you get an incoming message, phone call, or alert, the LED flash on the iPhone camera will blink and flash, offering a visual indicator that a notification or alert is coming through to the device.
Undeniably useful for those with hearing difficulties, it’s also genuinely useful for those of us who regularly keep their phones on mute.
For some background, this was an old jailbreaking tweak, but Apple adopted it as an accessibility feature for iOS 5 and it persists in all modern versions. It’s a great feature for just about everyone, try it out if it sounds like something you may appreciate.
Thanks to Barry S. for sending in the great tip!