Cailey Rizzo
October 14, 2018

“Sorry, I’m just seeing your text!”

If you are notorious for having sent this message (like this writer), there’s a simple iPhone hack that could change the way you communicate.

There’s a hidden setting on all iPhones that will trigger the camera flash to blink every time a text or alert comes through. So there’s no excuse for missing messages.

To activate the feature, enter your phone’s setting menu. From there, select “General” then “Accessibility.” Select “LED Flash For Alerts” and make sure the toggle is on (the bar should be green). Voila, you are out of excuses for missing messages. You can also choose to have the light flash when the phone is on silent.

The feature is perfect for when you’re in a noisy environment, when you’re wearing headphones or simply if you’re more of a visual person than audio.

Regardless, your contacts will be surprised by how quickly you get back to them.

But, on the flip side, sometimes you want to ignore unnecessary alerts — especially if you’re on vacation. Here's how to mute annoying emails and turn off the group chat notifications when you don’t need (or want) to be involved.

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