How to Make the Camera Flash When You Receive a Text Message on the iPhone 5

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.

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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.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Select the General option.

select the general option

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.

tap the accessibility button

Step 4: Scroll down and move the slider to the right of LED Flash for Alerts to the On position.

turn on the led flash for alerts option

Step 5: Tap the General button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap the general button to go back

Step 6: Tap the Settings button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap the settings button to go back

Step 7: Select the Notifications option.

open the notifications menu

Step 8: Select the Messages option.

configure the messages notifications

Step 9: Select the Alerts option in the Alert Style section of the screen.

turn on alerts for text messages

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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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