Anybody using LED Flash Alerts on their new 4S?

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  1. musika macrumors 65816

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    Should I be afraid of the LED burning out?
    I get texts every few minutes. I'm scared of ruining the Flash.

    Is it killing battery life?


    What do you think of the feature?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I'm using it on an iPhone 4, but I haven't noticed it impacting the battery at all.
     
  3. MortalDays macrumors regular

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    I have the LED flash turned on as well. I wouldn't worry about it since LED rarely burns out comparing to traditional filament bulb. Besides, iphones look waay cooler when you have white led flashing. :D
     
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    So... LEDs can burn for over 50,000 hours.

    Sure you're using a bit more of your battery, but unless if it seems like it's draining quickly, you should feel free to leave it on.
     
  5. JMC08 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Does your flash pulsate or does it just flash once?
     
  6. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, I'd have to leave the flash on constantly running for about 5.2 years (I asked Siri :D) for it to burn out? If so, awesome!
     
  7. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

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    Pulsates when someone's calling.
     
  8. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It pulsates quickly, but only while receiving the alert. Actually love how it works.
     
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Why don't you use the sound alerts? I've had to silence my phone because I will get them on my phone and iPad right at the same time. Those are better than an LED considering you'll hear the sound from anywhere in the vicinity.
     
  10. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    You can have both turned on at the same time. I use it on my 4 and love it.
     
  11. Rob9874, Oct 16, 2011
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  12. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Notice any battery drain?
     

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