Smartphone LED flash notification


Your smartphone camera’s LED flash makes an excellent visual notification for incoming phone calls, texts and other notifications. Flash notification is a feature on all iPhones. Some Android phones also have flash notification built in, but if not, there are plenty of apps you can use to add the feature you can download to add the feature to your Android phone. Here’s how. To enable flash notification on an iPhone, go to Settings>General>Accessibility and scroll up to find LED Flash for Alerts. Turn on Flash on Silent if you also want a visual alert when your iPhone is set to silent. Android devices vary by manufacturer. Some LG and Samsung devices have a flash on alert feature built in. To turn on flash notifications in one of these devices go to Settings, scroll to Accessibility, then Hearing and turn on Flash alerts. Your Android smartphone may not have a flashing alert built in, but you can easily find an app that will add the feature. Open the Play Store, and search for Flash Alert. Check the number of downloads and the ratings other users have posted to help you decide on which app to choose. Want to know more about how to make your smartphone easier to see, hear and use? Download your free guide for Apple or Android devices at oasisnet.org/access. Guides are available in English and Spanish.

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