Your iPhone 5 includes some accessibility options that are meant to improve usage of the device for people with vision or hearing problems. One such way that these improvements can be implemented is through the use of a feature called LED Flash for Alerts. This setting will make the camera flash go off each time something happens on your iPhone 5 that triggers an alert. And since you can enable alerts for your text messages, you can set up your iPhone 5 so that the camera flash goes off each time you receive a text message.
Make the Flash Go Off When You Receive a Text Message on the iPhone 5
It’s important to remember that this flash is pretty bright. For example, if you have this setting enabled and it goes off in a movie theater, it will be very noticeable. Additionally, the camera flash is located on the back of the phone, so you will need to have the phone laying on its face to see the flash go off.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.
Step 4: Scroll down and move the slider to the right of LED Flash for Alerts to the On position.
Step 5: Tap the General button at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 6: Tap the Settings button at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 7: Select the Notifications option.
Step 8: Select the Messages option.
Step 9: Select the Alerts option in the Alert Style section of the screen.
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You can configure your message notifications in other ways as well. For example, you can set your iPhone 5 to display text message previews in your alerts.
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