There are some settings on your device that can come in super handy and the LED flash alert feature is one of them. If you have your iPhone on silent or your iPad Pro locked and receive a notification, you can have your device’s light blink.
So, if you are waiting for a notification or want to make sure you don’t miss anything important, but need to silence your device, here’s how to enable the LED Flash for Alerts feature.
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Enable LED Flash for Alerts on iPhone and iPad Pro
You can enable this setting easily on either your iPhone or iPad Pro. And, the steps are the same for both types of devices.
- Open the Settings app on your device and choose Accessibility.
- Go to the Hearing section and select Audio/Visual.
- Under Visual at the bottom, enable the toggle for LED Flash for Alerts.
- Optionally, you can use the Flash on Silent feature that then displays. This is the setting you should enable if you want your device light to blink when your physical ring switch is set to silent. If you prefer to only use the LED flash if your device is simply locked, you can turn the toggle for this setting off.
Once you finish, you can close the Settings.
Note: The LED Flash alert feature is available on iPad Pro models introduced in 2016 or later.
Never Miss an Alert
There are plenty of times when our device is locked or we have to flip the switch to silence it. Maybe you’re at a doctor’s office, in a movie theater, or simply having a nice dinner with your family.
So, if you’re anticipating an important notification, then enabling the LED flash notification feature can keep you from constantly checking your device and help you never miss that alert.
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