Led flash alerts

jcorbin

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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.
 

The Doctor11

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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.
 

jcorbin

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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
 

Gav2k

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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!
 

hamiltonDSi

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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.
 

Z8beema

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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.
What's the knock on the iphone 5 motor? Just curious..
 

CEmajr

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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!".
 

hamiltonDSi

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What's the knock on the iphone 5 motor? Just curious..
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.
 

Z8beema

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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.
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
 

cynics

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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.
 

cynics

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That is certainly a reason I wouldn't turn it on. :rolleyes:

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.
 

I7guy

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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.
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.
 

zorinlynx

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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.
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.
 

jr866gooner

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Led flash alerts

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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.
I think you can adjust the intensity and the rhythm, have you tried that?
 

john500y2k

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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...
 

I7guy

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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.