LED notification light

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  1. jwhite878 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys. I know that that latest iOS betas had LED notification light settings in them. Does the IP4s have a dedicated light or is it just the camera light? Thanks!:)
     
  2. Globetrotter macrumors regular

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    thanks for clearing that up (about it being in the ios5 beta), I was beginning to think it was only a jailbroken thing
     
  3. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    I loaded ios5 GM last night (i'm not a dev). I have not come across this option. Assume its in settings somewhere??
     
  4. calviin macrumors regular

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    It's in Accessibility -> LED flash for alerts or something.
     
  5. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    Yup- thanks. Makes sense that I didn't see it before- I think i've only ever looked at those settings once. :)
     
  6. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    It uses the camera flash and it blinks any time you get a call, text, push notification, etc.

    Installed iOS 5 on my iP4 yesterday and it works great.
     
  7. tek210 macrumors regular

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    Are there any options? Frequency, strength etc.
     
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Nope.
     
  9. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Well, that's nice to know thanx!

    I did not see it in the video ad feature list.
     
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    SO when its flashing its using full flash strength?? that could get irritating being so bright
     
  12. calviin macrumors regular

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    I don't have an iPhone 4 so I can't test this or anything. But since it is an LED light, it's output should be controllable. Just depends on if Apple enables it. If not, it'll be near useless if it's as bright as the flash/video light.
     
  13. jwhite878 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that the beta enables a notification light on the back I was just wondering if there's one on the front as well on the 4S ala android.
     
  14. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    That's the whole point. If someone is hearing impaired they can leave their iPhone face down and not miss when a notification happens.

    It's actually a great feature; I plan on turning it on myself because I'm often in my home office with music blaring loud enough that I can't hear the phone. The blinking I'll notice immediately!
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    nope.
     
  16. djr7572, Oct 8, 2011
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    LED notification - brilliant idea, but seems useless since the flash is on the back of the phone. This makes no sense to me. Who sets their phone down on it's face? This defeats the purpose of an LED light, considering that most people tend to look at the front of their phone for an LED notification. Not the back! :rolleyes:
     
  17. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    The screen turns on when there is a call or notification, so when the phone is face up the whole screen is visible. That said, I do miss the notification and service LEDs on my old Sony-Ericsson phones.
     
  18. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yes. Anyone who needs/wants to see the LED flash, whether it's by choice or necessity. Your answer has been debunked in many other threads and folks that need to see the LED have found it insensitive.
     
  19. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Why would apple bother using the led flash on the back.

    Who places their phone with the screen facing down?
     
  20. djr7572, Oct 8, 2011
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  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    They did leave the idea alone, that's why it's in the Accessibility settings and not advertised as a new feature . If your not hearing impaired, don't complain.
     
  22. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    I place my phone screen down because I don't want nosy nellies around me looking at my texts/notification. I could toggle the message preview off, but the LED notification will eliminate that cruddy option!
     
  23. djr7572, Oct 8, 2011
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    I didn't know this, my apologies.
     
  24. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    If Apple decided to implement notifications, the LED would not light up as a call is coming in but rather after a missed call, voicemail, text or whatever.
     
  25. djr7572, Oct 8, 2011
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    Makes sense. Thanks!
     

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