Led flash alerts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jcorbin, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the people on my team at work have iPhones and about 75% of them have this turned on. Considering turning it on but wanted to get peoples opinions on the feature.
     
  2. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine.
     
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i don't have a use for it, vibrating or a sound works just fine.
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I had it for a on for a little while but then stopped cuz I don't want to waste battery life and I don't want everyone to see when I get a notification.
     
  5. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I rarely put my phone face down so for me it would mean changing my typical behavior to make it worth the effort
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This. It would serve me zero purpose.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Op once it's gone off in a dark room you won't ever use it again. It's very harsh on the eyes!
     
  8. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    I have mine on since I got my iPhone 5 on launch day.
    It's useful when I go to a lounge or something and I put my phone in the pocket and my jeans light up. Lol.

    Mind you, I have vibrations turned off because I hate the vibrations motor in the iPhone 5/5c/5s. The one from the 4/4s was perfect.
     
  9. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    What's the knock on the iphone 5 motor? Just curious..
     
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I turn them off. They're annoying and obnoxious. I hate when people have it turned on. Just screams "look at me I got a text message from someone!".
     
  11. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    It's more louder and "aggressive". The one from the 4/4s was softer and not that loud.

    The iPhone 5/5c/5s has a rotational motor with a counter weight and the 4/4s has a linear oscillating vibrator.
     
  12. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    I don't mind it but it's funny I do hear my phone vibrating in my pocket more often then I actually feel it
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Neither my wife or daughter use this feature. I never used it either when I had an iPhone.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    better than any notification light.....smartwatch.
     
  15. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    awesome feature, just about everyone in my office uses it.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Light notifications are great, just not the way they are on the iPhone.
     
  17. cynics macrumors G4

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    I don't.

    I had a friend get yelled at by a chick in a bar for taking pictures of her when he was just getting a notification.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That is certainly a reason I wouldn't turn it on. :rolleyes:
     
  19. cynics macrumors G4

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    Assuming that's sarcasm?

    Regardless that was just a story but there are a lot of professional settings you wouldn't want the flash going off too.

    I personally don't use it because I don't need it.
     
  20. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It wasn't sarcasm, but you have to admit the story is out of place to what the function provides. My old blackberry had that notification red light and it was very useful. Out of the holster I had it configured to be silent and the notification light came on based on events of my choosing. The "little red light" was very discreet and useful.
     
  21. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Wait, you want the iPhone 5 vibration to be SOFTER? It's already so soft I can hardly feel it half the time if I'm moving around!

    Stronger vibration is good! Sounds like Apple realized they screwed up on the 4s and went back to a proper, powerful vibrator.
     
  22. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I think you can adjust the intensity and the rhythm, have you tried that?
     
  23. john500y2k macrumors member

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    I defiantly don't know enough about the subject but I wonder how this could effect someone with epilepsy? I don't use the feature myself but always wondered what if you were in public and there happened to be someone susceptible to epilepsy.

    I know there is a huge amount of variables to be considered such as frequency of LED pulses and duration etc...
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I used to use it, but it gets annoying in the dark.
     
  25. I7guy macrumors G5

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    If you are susceptible to epilepsy the flash on the iPhone, IMO, is the least of your issues. I'm sensitive to certain frequencies so I understand this.
     

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