(Pocket-lint) – Who doesn’t like something hidden? Whether it’s setting the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone as a secret button, taking a screenshot of an entire page of an entire web page, or closing all Safari tabs in At the same time, the Apple iPhone offers many practical tips built into its iOS software.
If, like us, you often place your iPhone face down, this tip of this feature is great to know. You can configure your iPhone to have the camera flash turn on when you receive a notification. Here’s how.
How to Flash Your iPhone Camera for Alerts
Like turning the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone into a secret button, turning your camera’s flash into a notification indicator can be found in iOS’s accessibility options.
When activated, the flash next to the rear camera lenses will blink when a notification arrives. You cannot customize which notifications will turn on the camera flash, however, keep in mind that when you turn it on, all notifications cause the flash to turn on.
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Follow the steps below to turn your camera flash into a notification indicator:
- Open settings on your iPhone
- Tap Accessibility
- Tap Audio / Visual
- Activate LED flash for alerts
- Enable Flash on Silent
You can read more iPhone tips and tricks in our separate function. You can also head to our Apple hub if you want to check out our separate walkthroughs on some of the more secret and hidden tips.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.