How to Stop the iPhone Light From Flashing for New Alerts

Every iPhone user has their own preferences when it comes to notifications and alerts, so some options that are preferable for a group of users may not be ideal for another group. One of the lesser known notification settings is the LED flash that will illuminate when you receive certain types of notifications on your device.

While some people enjoy this option, it can be distracting in low-light environments. So if you or someone else has enabled the LED flash for alerts option on your iPhone and you no longer wish to use it, then you can read our tutorial below to find that setting so that you can turn it off.


Disable the LED Flash for New Calls and Notifications in iOS 9

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.0.2

This guide will adjust the settings on your iPhone so that your LED no longer flashes when you receive alerts. You will still continue to receive any other alerts and notifications that are set on your device, such as sounds, vibrations and on-screen alerts and banners.


  1. Touch the Settings app icon.
  2. touch the settings app icon



  3. Scroll down and touch the General option.
  4. select the general option



  5. Scroll down and tap the Accessibility option.
  6. open the accessibility menu



  7. Scroll down to the Hearing section, then touch the button to the right of LED Flash for Alerts. The setting is turned off when there is no green shading around the button, an the button is in the left position.

turn off led flash for alerts



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