How to Turn Off the Flash Notification on the iPhone 5

Updated: December 23, 2018

Having the camera flash on your iPhone 5 go off whenever you receive a notification can be really helpful in certain situations. But at other times, such as in a dark room or movie theater, it can be incredibly distracting, even blinding. So it’s important to know how to turn off this flash notification setting if you find that you need to disable it. Fortunately it is simple to adjust this setting, and it is similar to the process that you initially took to enable the setting.

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Quick Summary – How to Stop the LED Flash Notification on an iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Chose the General option.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down and tap the LED Flash for Alerts option in the Hearing section.
  5. Tap the button to the right of LED Flash for Alerts.

For additional information and pictures, continue to the section below.

Stop Your iPhone 5 Flash From Going Off When You Receive a Notification

Note that this is never a permanent setting, and it is relatively easy to access. So it can certainly be something that you enable or disable situationally. The flash notifications can be very helpful, especially when you are used to them, so feel free to turn flash notifications on or off as needed.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

open the accessibility menu

Step 4: Scroll down and move the LED Flash for Alerts slider from the right to the left. When the setting is turned off there will not be any green shading around the slider button.

how to disable flash notifications on the iphone 5

Using the LED flash for alerts on your iPhone or disabling it won’t affect the other features and functions on your device that use that flash. This only has an effect on whether or not the LED flash occurs when you receive an alert.

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