How To: Turn on flash alerts on your iPhone

March 21, 2018

Because you can’t always rely on sound to hear your messages.

Smartphones typically have an Accessibility setting that lets you access settings that would make it easier for you to use your device, including text enhancements and other functions that you can turn on.

One particular Accessibility settings are flash alerts. Whenever you get a message or a call, your smartphone’s LED flash will start flashing as an extra notification just in case you didn’t hear your ringtone.

To turn on this feature, see the following steps (or just watch the video above). We’re using an iOS device to show the settings, but Android users should find something similar in the settings menu.

Step 1: Open Settings and select General

Step 2: Select Accessibility

Step 3: Look for the Hearing section

Step 4: Once there turn on LED Flash for Alerts, then select if you want to set flash alerts on both ring or on silent.

And that’s it. Once you get a message you’ll instantly see the LED flashing as it gives you this notification.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.