Use camera flash as notification alert on Androids and iPhones with this trick | How-to

Use camera flash as notification alert on Androids and iPhones with this trick

Yes, you can use your camera flash as a notification alert instead of using a regular notification sound alert. Here’s how to enable it on iPhones and Android devices.

| Updated on: Feb 20 2023, 17:07 IST
The latest iOS 16.3 update for iPhones will transform your experience
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1/6 iOS 16.3 has some amazing new features including the Security Keys for Apple IDs. Apple has introduced the Security Keys feature, which allows you to strengthen the security of your account by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process.  ( HT Tech)
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2/6 Apple has introduced the Black Unity Wallpaper for iPhones to honour Black history and culture. (Pixabay)
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5/6 Who is eligible to get the update? Anyone with an eligible iPhone. That means anyone with an iPhone 8 or later will be able to download the iOS 16.3 update. (Unsplash)
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6/6 How to install the latest iOS 16 update: Just open Settings and tap General. Now go to the Software Update and check for the latest available update. (Unsplash)
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If you don't like hearing a ring for notification, then try this cool trick to create a flashing light alert. (Pexels)

Do you usually miss checking notifications on your smartphone? Notifications are intended to grab your attention, typically by making a sound to let you know when you've received a text or missed a call. Well, this doesn't work in all cases! In such situations, Flash Light Notifications come into play. Yes, the LED flash next to the camera lens on the back of your iPhone or Android phone can blink when your device is locked and you receive a notification. This can be useful for anyone who might miss audible alerts.

The LED flash notification feature can be helpful for individuals who have difficulty in hearing, as well as for those who work in noisy environments where they may not be able to hear their phone ringing. It can also be useful in situations where it is important to not disturb others, such as during a meeting or in a quiet library. So, if you are looking forward to using this cool trick to get an alert for new notifications, just try it now. Know how to enable flashlight Notifications on Android Smartphones and iPhones.

How to turn on flashlight Notifications on Android Smartphones

  • Open the Settings app on your smartphone.
  • Now scroll down to Accessibility settings.
  • You will need to select "Advanced settings" under Accessibility.
  • Here, scroll down to select "Flash notification."
  • Simply switch on the "Camera flash notification" toggle to enable the rear LED flash for notifications.
  • Optionally, turn on "Screen flash notification" under the same menu to enable screen flashes for incoming notifications

How to turn on flashlight Notifications on iPhones

Step 1:

Move to Settings on your iPhone and scroll down to select the Accessibility option.

Step 2:

Here find the ‘Audio/Visual’ option. 

Step 3:

Under this, scroll down and Turn on LED Flash for Alerts via the toggle bar.

Step 4:

However, you must note that LED Flash for Alerts works only when your device is locked.

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First Published Date: 20 Feb, 17:07 IST