iOS 17.1.1 LED Flash for Alerts Not Working on iPhone, iPad: Here’s Fix

🗓️ March 19, 2022 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Suddenly, your iPhone LED light stopped blinking on incoming notifications alerts. Fix it and Troubleshoot LED Flash Alerts Not Working on iPhone. We can enable LED Flash alert on every notification, Incoming call, Call on Silent mode or Vibrate mode. Check to below settings on fixing LED flash for alerts on iPhone, iPad. Supported iPhone models, iPhone 13 [Pro, Pro Max, Mini], iPhone 12 [Pro, Max, Mini], iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6S, iPhone 5S, iPhone SE and iPad.

There is no extra light for flesh alert on the backside of the iPhone. Flash alert use your Camera flashlight.

Troubleshoot: LED Flash for Alerts Not Working on iPhone, iPad

Judge the problem with LED Light: Hardware issue

Turn on LED flashlight from the control center, Swipe up a finger to open the control center on iPhone 8 and Earlier. Swipe down finger from the right corner of the screen, Tap on an LED flash icon for test on iPhone.

Test LED Flash Light on iPhone
Test LED Flash Light on iPhone

You must enable notification on the lock screen

Turn on Notification on Lock Screen, if you want LED flesh alert for specific apps or Messages. If Notification is disabled, then you can’t get a flesh alert.

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Go to the Settings app > Notifications > Tap on App [That won’t work on LED Flesh] > Enable on Lock Screen.

3 Enable Notification alert for iPhone lock screen

Find more tips:

Enable or Turn on LED Flash for Alert of notifications

Double-check and verify LED Flash For Alert enabled from iPhone Settings.

in iOS 13 & later user can turn on LED Flash for Alerts using bottom steps-

  1. Go to Settings App on iPhone
  2. Scroll down the screen and Tap Accessibility
  3. Click on Audio/Visual then scroll to LED Flash For Alerts.
  4. Now Turn toggle Flash On Silent ON/Green & Enable toggle for “LED Flash for Alerts“.

Steps for iOS 12 & Earlier user to turn on LED Flash for Alerts:

  1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone
  2. Find and Tap General
  3. Now Click on Accessibility
  4. Tap LED Flash For Alerts
  5. Now turn “LED Flash for Alerts” On/green.

Most of the cases, we need an LED flash while the iPhone is in Silent mode. “Flash on Silent” option is here, let’s make it enabled.

1 Enable LED Flash For Alerts on iPhone Settings

Camera’s Flash not working on iPhone

See the below settings for use LED fleshlight on camera. The open Camera app, tap on the flash icon and select “On” option from the top camera app tab.

1 Enable Flesh Alert on iphone camera

Now, Flesh with on while we tap on camera photo click button. Try yourself.

Hard Reset or Reboot

iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus/ iPhone X/ iPhone XR/ XS/ XS Max:

  1. Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button on iPhone,
  2. Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
  3. Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.
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To Wakeup iPhone screen, press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.

  • iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button, Until you apple logo on the screen.
Force Restart your Apple iPhone 5S iPhone 6 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Turn On low power mode

Turn On low power mode on iPhone, Check on your iPhone if low power mode is enabled then we can’t receive a notification on the iPhone.

Because low power mode help to stop the battery from use power while it comes to notification or Calls on iPhone. [Low Powe Mode from control center]

2 Low power Mode on iPhone from control center


Add Low power mode in the control center, or Go to the Settings > Battery > Enable/Turn off Low Power Mode.

6 Turn off low power mode on iPhone

Turn off Do Not Disturb

In the same way, you need to turn off Do Not Disturb. Because Do not disturb will stop all new notifications and Calls. [New in iOS 11: Do Not Disturb While Driving]

  • Go to the Settings > Turn off Do Not Disturb.
5 Disable Do Not Disturb on iPhone from Settings

Backup and Restore device

Fix your all problems by restoring a new iOS-like clean install after then restore back up and check it’s fixed or not.

LED Flesh Alert Not working on iPad

This setting only comes in Cellular iPad. Make sure are you using your iPad for Call and SIM Slot. Some users are not able to find the option for LED flesh alert on iPad Settings but Settings search showing text box and Option for this.

Above all are the helpful settings that we should check on LED Flash for Alerts Not Working on incoming notifications and Call [Voice Call, FaceTime Audio or Video]. Why not share with your Friends? Please Like and share it.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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