How to Turn Off Flash on iPhone 11

  • Learning how to turn off the flash on an iPhone will show you how to adjust a setting in the default Camera app.
  • We will also show you how to stop the LED flash for alerts that can cause the camera flash to go off when you receive notifications like a text message.
  • The iPhone camera (and the iPad camera) in iOS 13 has a number of other settings that you can modify as well, such as the type of picture you’re taking, the Live Photo setting, filters, and more.

The Apple iPhone’s Camera app on devices such as the iPhone 11, iPhone 8, and the iPhone X is one of the most-used camera models in the world.

With a simply tap from your Home screen you can easily capture photos and record videos.

But you may have noticed that your camera’s flash is going off frequently when you take pictures, even if you don’t want it to.

Luckily this is something that you can modify and you can turn off the flash on your iPhone camera so that it never goes off when you take a picture. Plus, since the flash on the iPhone camera is used by some other features and tools, such as the LED flash for alerts, we will discuss that setting as well.

Our guide will also show you how to turn off the LED flash for alerts setting, which can cause the iPhone flash to go off when you receive notification alerts on your device.

How to Turn Off Flash Notification on iPhone 11

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Select Audio/Visual.
  4. Turn off LED Flash for Alerts.

Our article continues below with additional information on turning off the flash on an iPhone, including pictures for the steps above.

How to Turn Off Flash on iPhone 11 Camera (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4. Note that completing these steps will stop your camera flash from going off at all.

Step 1: Open the Camera app.

open the Camera app

Step 2: Tap the Lightning bolt icon at the top-left of the screen.

how to turn off flash on iPhone

It should now look like the image below, indicating that you have turned off the flash on your iPhone camera.

how to turn off the iPhone camera flash

The next section of this article will discuss turning off the iPhone flash if it is going off when you receive alerts on the device.

How to Turn Off the LED Flash Alerts on an iPhone 11 (Guide with Pictures)

The iPhone’s camera flash is also used by the device when the lock screen is active and you receive an alert. However, this notification light is not active by default, and it is very bright. You will definitely know if this accessibility feature is currently enabled on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Accessibility menu.

open the Accessibility menu

Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Audio/Visual option under Hearing.

how to turn off the iPhone flash

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of LED Flash for Alerts to turn it off.

how to turn off the LED flash for alerts on an iPhone

Note that there is another option, Flash on Silent, that is visible when the flash notification is enabled. That option will cause the LED flash for alerts to go off when the iPhone ringer is on silent mode.

One other feature on the iPhone that uses the camera flash is the flashlight. You can turn on or turn off the iPhone flashlight by opening the Control Center, then tapping the flashlight icon.

Find out how to stop the iPhone camera from always going back to Photo mode if you would prefer it to keep whichever camera mode setting you were previously using.

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