Use the Camera Flash for Notification Alerts on iPhone 6

Edited by Grimm, Jen M, Eng

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Steps

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    To begin, press the Home button one time
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    This button is located at the bottom center of the phone.
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    Then, we will swipe across the screen to the right
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    This will open up our pin or passcode area. We can also press and hold our finger on the Home button to use the fingerprint scanner.
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    This will take us to the Home screen
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    On the Home screen, we are looking for the silver and grey icon, labeled with the word "Settings". It is easily identifiable, as it has a series of gears within it.
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    Once the "Settings" icon is located, give it a single press
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    This will open the "Settings" panel.
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    In the "Settings" panel, we are looking for the "General" option
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    Scroll down to the top of the third menu. We will see a grey box, with gears inside of it. The word "General" will be written beside of the icon. This is the "General" option.
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    Tap on the 'General' option once
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    We will now be taken to the 'General' panel.
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    From the "General" panel, we are looking for "Accessibility"
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    "Accessibility" is the sixth option in the "General" panel.
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    Once "Accessibility" is located, press down on it once
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    We will now be in the "Accessibility" panel
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    Locate the option labeled "LED Flash for Alerts"
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    To find this option, scroll down a bit from the top. It will be under the "HEARING" section of "Accessibility".
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    Turn this option 'On' by pressing the sliding icon, located to the right of the words "LED Flash for Alerts"
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    Once we have turned this option 'On', any new or incoming alerts will also trigger the flash on your phone.
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    Now we can press the word "General" located in the upper, left-hand corner to return to the "General" options area
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    We will then press the word "Settings" located in the upper, left-hand corner to return to the "Settings" menu
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    For demonstration, we have set an alarm to go 'Off'
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    Since we have no new notifications, this will trigger a notification alert and the flash will light up.
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    Return to the Home screen, and lock the device
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    If the phone is not locked, this function will not work so this step is necessary.
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    We can see now that the Alarm has gone off, triggering the flash
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    Snoozing this alarm by pressing the Lock button will stop the flash
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    As we can see, the Flash is no longer alerting is of a new notification.
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    This concludes our tutorial on setting up the LED flash on your iPhone 6 to alert you of incoming notifications
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    If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the section below. Otherwise, thank you for choosing VisiHow and don't forget to view some of our other great iPhone videos.
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Grimm

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