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After the recent iOS upgrade, my iPhone flashes every time I receive a text message, and I can't find a way to turn it off. I checked the setting but there are no options where I can disable it from flashing. It is very annoying.

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This is a feature introduced with the iOS 5 update.

Accessibility improvements:

  • Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
  • Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
  • New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices
  • Option to speak a selection of text
  • Custom element labeling for VoiceOver

You can change the setting in Settings -> General -> Accessibility options:

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Why is the L-----+----R slider filled in on the left hand side? This makes no sense.... – adolf garlic Jan 23 '13 at 19:55
@adolfgarlic Hey, that's a really interesting question! I never thought about that. My guess is that it's probably easier to instantly grasp where the dot it. Without the blue line you only have a whiteishgrey circle on a whiteishgrey background. You should post this as a question on (ux <-> user experience). If you don't want to, I will ;) – gentmatt Jan 24 '13 at 10:50
Also why do you have to press on the slider buttons (like the custom vib and LED flash ones) this confused the carp out of me when I first got an iphone trying to slide the darn things over... – adolf garlic Jan 25 '13 at 13:10

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