Are you aware that Apple iOS has a LED Flash notification feature that enables the iPhone to flash when a new notification is received? Apple’s iOS has made this feature available in its accessibility settings for iPhones and iPads. This guide shows how to enable LED flash notifications on iPhones and iPads.
The feature is primarily intended for users who have difficulties hearing. When a notification appears, they may not hear the beep. In this case, the LED will flash and notify them about the incoming notification. This LED Flash notification feature can now be used by those without disabilities as well.
You are at meetings with your phone set on silent mode. Still, the LED flash will inform you that you have a notification. You can check it right away or later at your convenience. At the same time, you will not be disturbing others with a loud ringtone or notification tone.
Nobody wants to miss out on important messages, updates from various apps. Today, every aspect of our lives revolves around phones and apps. Thus, the notification alert reaching out to you silently via a visual cue such as the LED flash is quite helpful.
Steps to Enable LED Flash Notification on iPhones and iPads
These are the steps to enable LED Flash Notifications on iPhones and iPads.
- Open the Settings app.
- Navigate to Accessibility and tap on it.
- Then go to Audio/Visual and tap on it.
- Under that scroll to the Visual section.
- There will be an option LED Flash for Alerts. Just tap the switch next to it to make it active.
- If you turn on this option, another will appear, saying Flash on Silent.
- This means the LED flash notification will also work when the iPhone or iPad is kept in silent mode. So, tap the switch beside this option to enable it.
Do not fret, the LED flash will be prominent enough to have your attention.
How to Check Whether Your iPhone or iPad Supports LED Flash Notifications
If you own an iPad Pro model of 2016 or higher, the LED flash can be used to get a quick glance at the latest notifications that may appear on any of your installed apps.
Additionally, if you have an iPhone from the 5th generation, which is the iPhone 5 or later, then it will be compatible with the LED flash notification feature.
How to See the LED Flash if You hold the iPhone Face Up
The majority of smartphone users (including iPhones) keep their phones face up. An iPhone has an LED flash on its rear. Therefore, how will the LED flash be visible when any notification is sent?
If you want a simple solution, you could use a clear case for your iPhone. When you place your iPhone face up, the transparent iPhone case will amplify the LED flash, causing it to become visible and attract attention. Several users have reported that this method works.
Now that you know how to enable LED flash notifications on your iPhones and iPads, you will never miss any notifications no matter whether you have hearing impairments or simply prefer to keep your iPhone on silent mode.