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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Flash Notification in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Actually, the flash notification feature is not a new feature. This feature was launched first time in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. If you enable this feature, the camera light at the back side of the phone will be flashed when you receive notifications or incoming calls or when alarms sound. This feature will be more useful for the deaf or hard-hearing users because the flash notification is more noticeable for them than the ringtone notification.


How to enable or disable flash notification?
Generally, you can turn on or off the flash notification feature by using two methods available, through the direct access option or the settings menu.


Method #1: From the direct access option
If you have enabled direct access and added accessibility menu to the direct access option then you can use the following steps to enable or disable the flash notification feature with more quickly:
  1. On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access option.
  2. On pop up menu select Accessibility.
  3. Tap Hearing.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap Flash notification to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox is checked means the flash notification feature is turned on.


Method #2: From the settings menu
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
  2. Tap to go to the settings menu.
  3. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalization section and then tap Accessibility .
  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap Flash notification to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox is checked means the flash notification feature is turned on.

As a note, mute/pause motion will be enabled automatically when you enable the flash notification feature, thus you can stop the camera light from flashing when you receive notifications or incoming calls or when alarms sound by turning the device over so that the screen will face downward. So, how about you? Do you enable or disable this feature in your phone?

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