How to Set Blinking Indicator (sort of) on iPhone 4S

Throughout the evolution of the iPhone, the design and the late Steve Jobs had a few buttons, an indicator light, etc. There has been much discussion about the desire for a non-clean piece of hardware. In fact, there has been some speculation that the iPhone’s home button will still be visible on the iPhone 5 or whatever will disappear.

One of the things some Blackberry users (and even a Pre user) told me about is that they miss the indicator lights when they switch to the iPhone. Well, there is a way to get some kind of indicator light if you want. Here’s how.

First I got to the Accessibility section of Settings. (Settings, General, Accessibility.)

Then scroll down until you find LED Flash for Alerts and turn it on.

What this does is cause the LED flash normally used for the camera to blink when an Alert comes in. The LED flash is on the back of the phone of course, so I don’t see it if it’s sitting on your desk or any other surface you earn. Also, and the Warning only flashes for a few seconds when it arrives and does not continue to flash to remind you that you have not yet paid attention to the Warning. So I won’t say this is a great solution if you’re missing your indicator light, but it will light up your shirt pocket in a pinch.

I don’t have an iPhone 4 anymore so I don’t know if this works on that device with iOS 5 but it does work with the iPhone 4S.

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