Today I will tell another little “Apple secret”. For some, this is not a secret, but someone has long used this opportunity. But many people ask me a question, and how to do it on an iPhone, so that the flash of the camera flashes when receiving SMS and calls.

Ever seen how brightly the iPhone flashes, if someone calls or messages arrive? This feature appeared a long time ago, but some readers often ask in the comments how to turn on the flash on the bell and messages on the iPhone. It is quite simple to do this, but note that the smartphone battery can be badly affected if calls and messages on your iPhone are frequent guests.

You can turn on the flash on the iPhone for both light notification of incoming calls and messages. However, it will flash only if your iPhone is locked. If the screen is active, you will not see any light flashes.

Read more: How to Switch “Send as Text Message” on iPhone?

iPhone users with iOS 10 on board have the opportunity to put the flash on the iPhone call only in silent mode. Read more about it here.

Turn on the Flash on Call or Message on iPhone

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iOS device;
  • Go to the “General” section;
How to Turn on the Flash on Call or Message on iPhone?
  • Select “Accessibility”;
How to Turn on the Flash on Call or Message on iPhone?
  • In the “Hearing” section, there is a “LED Flash for Alerts” option;
How to Turn on the Flash on Call or Message on iPhone?
  • Put it on and exit the “Settings”.


Now, during an incoming call, not only the vibration signal will be heard, but the flash on the iPhone will also flash brightly, attracting your attention. It is worth noting that initially this feature was designed for users with disabilities, but, as you can see, it is also in high demand among ordinary “users”.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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