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How to Enable LED Flash for Alerts on iPhone

Accessibility features on the iPhone are powerful and useful. One such option enables you to turn ON the camera LED to flash when you get a call or notification. This is especially helpful if you have a problem with hearing. Similarly, this feature is also useful when you do not want to miss a notification while your device is in silent mode or with ringtone volume set very low. In these situations, the LED light flashes and lets you know about an incoming call or notification. Let us see how to switch it ON.

How to Turn ON LED Notification Light for Calls and Texts on iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.

Step #3. Now tap on Audio/Visual.

Tap on Audio Visual in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Step #4. From under VISUAL, turn on the toggle for LED Flash for Alerts.

Turn ON toggle for LED Flash Alerts on iPhone

Here you also have the option to turn ON or OFF the LED flash alerts for silent mode. If you want the light to flash in Silent mode, keep the Flash on Silent toggle ON and if you do not wish to flash light alerts in silent mode then turn this toggle OFF.

In message and other notifications, there are five quick flashes and for calls, the LED light continues flashing until the ring ends or you silent the phone.


  • If you have set Text Tone or New Mail tone as none under Sounds & Haptics, you won’t see the LED flash notification when you receive an iMessage or email
  • The LED flashes only when your iPhone is locked
  • Further, LED Flash for alerts is also available for iPad Pro models introduced in 2016 or after that

Wrapping up…

I first saw this in 2014 on one of my friend’s iPhone 5, which had this feature turned ON. LED flashing on calls and notifications appeared so cool! I was using an Android phone at that time, and I wished for this on my device, which I later got by downloading an app from the Play Store. Even if you don’t have any problem with hearing, you would like to use this feature of enabling LED flash alerts.

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What is your opinion about LED flash light for calls and texts? Have you seen your friends or other people use it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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