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How to Turn Off Flash Notifications on Your iPhone

Don't let annoying flash notifications take over your iPhone! Follow these easy steps to quickly turn off flash notifications for a peaceful, interruption-free iPhone.

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Published Feb 3, 2023
Image: iPad Pro camera with flash turned on.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • To turn off flash notification on iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications and turn off Allow Flash Notifications.
  • Learning how to turn off the flash notification on iPhone can be helpful in providing a distraction-free experience.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to disable annoying Flash notifications on your iPhone.

Most iPhone users don't realize that they can turn off their flash notification and customize the settings to better suit their needs. The flash notification feature of the iPhone, which is also known as LED Flash for Alerts, was designed to notify you when you’ve received a new incoming call, text message or other alert. Although this feature certainly has its benefits, it can be quite inconvenient if it constantly interrupts your day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there are several ways to turn off the LED flash for alerts on your Apple device. In this guide, we will explain in detail how to disable the flash notification on your iPhone so you can take back control over your notifications.

How to turn off the flash notification on iPhone

To turn off the Flash Notification on iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications and disable Allow Notifications at the top of the screen. Then scroll down and locate your app from the list of apps and disable any notification options for that app.

  1. Tap on the "Settings" icon.
  2. Scroll down and tap on "Notifications".
  3. Tap the app for which you want to turn off flash notifications.
  4. Turn off the toggle switch next to Flash Alerts.

Our takeaway

Coming to the end of this article, you now have a detailed understanding on how to successfully turn off flash notifications on your iPhone. Whether it was for convenience or for accessibility, you know what steps need to be taken in order to customize your device’s settings and make sure all the notifications are exactly how you would like them. Now that you’re an expert in all things related to turning off flash notifications, why not show off your knowledge by helping a friend out who is also dealing with this issue? Who knows — maybe they even have a treat lined up as gratitude! On the other hand, if no one is around to save the day, feel free to just enjoy those distraction-free moments that come with having peaceful and organized alerts.


How do I enable and disable the iPhone Flash Notification feature?

To enable or disable the iPhone Flash Notification feature, go to your phone's Settings > Accessibility, then toggle the switch corresponding to "LED Flash for Alerts" under the Hearing section.

2. What type of notifications will the iPhone Flash Notification alert me of?

The iPhone Flash Notification feature will alert you of incoming calls, messages, emails and other notifications generated by your installed apps.

Does the iPhone Flash Notification have an audible sound?

Yes, the iPhone Flash Notification will play an audible sound when enabled. The sound can be customized and adjusted in the Settings app.

Is there a way to customize the settings for individual app notifications with the Flash Notification feature on my iPhone?

Yes, you can customize your settings by visiting Settings > Notifications and then selecting the apps you want to receive alerts from. You can then manage how you want those alerts to be displayed (with or without a flash) as well as other notification options.

Is there a charge associated with using the iPhone Flash Notification feature?

No, there is no charge associated with using the iPhone Flash Notification feature.

This article was originally published on 3 Feb 2023 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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