Miffed the iPhone doesn’t have an LED notification light? Why not use your LED Flash?
Android phones have had LED notifications for donkey’s years. On the Nexus 5, for instance, you can colour code them (red for Whatsapp; blue for Facebook). It’s a neat feature and is something that helps you immediately see exactly what type of notification you’re dealing with and whether or not it can wait for later.
Apple has yet to adopt anything of the sort inside its iPhones, but there is a nifty little cheat you can do to create which uses the camera LED Flash on the back. Once set up you can configure the LED to your liking and get it doubling as notifications blinker in moments. This hack doesn’t require a jailbreak either, and the whole process should take you no more than three minutes. Promise!
Here’s how it is done:
Head To Accessibility Settings
First off you need to find the Settings app, it’s the one with a cog on a grey background. From there you want to choose the General option and then find Accessibility under there.
Look Under Hearing
There’s a header inside the Accessibility tab called Hearing. It has multiple tabs including features to do with hearing aids, noise cancellation and a couple of other options for those hard of hearing. One of the options is LED Flash for Alerts, just flick the switch on the right to green and you’re away.
Wait For A Notification
Now you can head out of the app and use your phone as per usual. Be sure to check it works when you next get a notification. You should get a quick 1-2 second long flash from the LED light.
Congrats you're done!
To turn off the feature simply repeat the above steps and then turn it off.