How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: IPHONE 6, 5S, IPHONE 7

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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.

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: IPHONE 6, 5S, IPHONE 7
How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: IPHONE 6, 5S, IPHONE 7

Here’s how to enable LED flash light alerts for texts and calls on iPhone:

  1. Step 1: Go to Settings.
  2. Step 2: Tap on General.
  3. Step 3: Scroll down the line to find “Accessibility” and tap it.
  4. Step 4: Now, scroll down again and you’ll find the “LED Flash for Alerts” toggle.
  5. Step 5: Switch this ON.

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing on iOS 10, 9

iPhone LED Flash for Incoming Calls and Text Messages Alerts

This setting should be found in Settings > General >Accessibility ->  (Hearing). It’s primarily used to notify people who are hard of hearing about calls and messages.

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing on iOS 10, 9
How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing on iOS 10, 9, How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: IPHONE 6, 5S, IPHONE 7

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: How to Enable LED Flash Alert for iPhone with iOS 5, 7, 8

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: How to Enable LED Flash Alert for iPhone with iOS 5, 7, 8
How to turn off flashlight on iPhone when ringing: How to Enable LED Flash Alert for iPhone with iOS 5, 7, 8

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.

LED light won’t turn off even when powered down

First, make sure the phone is COMPLETELY dry. I would take off the rear panel, disconnect the battery and leave it alone for several days. If you want, you can put it in a bag of rice to help soak up any moisture.

Try a soft reset of the phone. On your iPhone 4, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for about ten seconds. The phone should restart.

If that doesn’t work, try a restore.

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