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    Default Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    My phone just updated and my flash goes off every time I get a notification or the phone rings. How do I shut this off?

    Thanks
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-26-2014 at 04:36 PM.
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Look in accessibility settings. Or look in any of the other half-dozen threads where the question has been answered.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Just turn off the LED flash in the settings menu
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by alicepattinson View Post
    Just turn off the LED flash in the settings menu
    And if it's already off, turn it on then back off again.
    I will learn to love my Android devices! Long live webOS!
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Galaxy S3 recently updated to 4.3.

    Now the Flash Notification comes on all the time.
    I have turned OFF Accessibility | Flash Notification;
    I have tried turning it ON, rebooting, turning it OFF...
    but every time the phone rings, the light keeps flashing.

    So, is this a bug in 4.3 or is there another setting that overrides this setting?
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Kujala View Post
    Galaxy S3 recently updated to 4.3.

    Now the Flash Notification comes on all the time.
    I have turned OFF Accessibility | Flash Notification;
    I have tried turning it ON, rebooting, turning it OFF...
    but every time the phone rings, the light keeps flashing.

    So, is this a bug in 4.3 or is there another setting that overrides this setting?
    Keep trying. My girlfriends phone had the same issue, but I checked/unchecked + reset over and over till I was cleared.
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Glad I found this. It showed 'off' already so I turned it on and turned it off and now the flash is gone. Thanks all!
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    Blf013 
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by HULKchampion View Post
    Keep trying. My girlfriends phone had the same issue, but I checked/unchecked + reset over and over till I was cleared.
    Worked for me, my other half and my bff!!!! That light was soooo annoying... Thank you!!!!!!
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Try turning motion off as well.
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    none of these answers were workin for me so i sat down for a while and figured it out my self. go to settings..........click my device on the top.......go down to accessibility....scroll down to "hearing" and it is called "flash notification".....mine was off but still flashed turned it on clickd ok and turned it back off had daughter call and it was gone finally gone. hope this works for any one who is haveing the same problem
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thanks! That fixed that issue for me!
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thanks. Your Recommendation works after so many people have giving random solutions.
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Outlaw; your suggestion worked. I had to switch the flash to 'on' then 'off' as mine wasn't even 'on' to begin with. Thanks!
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    It worked! Thanks
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Outtlaw View Post
    none of these answers were workin for me so i sat down for a while and figured it out my self. go to settings..........click my device on the top.......go down to accessibility....scroll down to "hearing" and it is called "flash notification".....mine was off but still flashed turned it on clickd ok and turned it back off had daughter call and it was gone finally gone. hope this works for any one who is haveing the same problem
    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks that's the only thing that worked for me too
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    definitely worked for me too. but the question is why do things like this happen? started with a glitch - suddenly all my alerts were different, settings would not allow me to change anything (interestingly they were still at my original choices), would not show anything new or missed on the screen. Then, update came, was able to change all settings back, but for alerts for messages. Researched that, did a cache clear with reboot, got everything back but for the flashing light. And so now that is fixed. In all, probably spent well over couple of hours on the issues - everything is fixed, but those hours could have been better used elsewhere! there is still no explanation to what happened. I do not download stuff (4 in a year), nothing changed, happened suddenly with no explanation!!!
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    Thumbs up Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    thank you OUTLAW for being the only one with the patients to figure this out!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thanks OUTLAW it worked for me also.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thnx Outlaw, your answer worked for me too!! Referenceb1
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    Red face Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    THANK YOU Outtlaw! It worked. Hated that thing!
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by alicepattinson View Post
    Just turn off the LED flash in the settings menu
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    Default Re: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Outtlaw View Post
    none of these answers were workin for me so i sat down for a while and figured it out my self. go to settings..........click my device on the top.......go down to accessibility....scroll down to "hearing" and it is called "flash notification".....mine was off but still flashed turned it on clickd ok and turned it back off had daughter call and it was gone finally gone. hope this works for any one who is haveing the same problem
    This is how you reply to a post. Sequential steps to resolve an issue. Nice job Outtlaw.
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    Thumbs up Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thanks for your guidance Outlaw. Flash lights stopped notifying now when I receive calls
    -GB
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    Thanks for you post, like you I've tried everything and nothing worked.
    My battery is not holding charge and having that flash on every call it was very annoying.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: how to shut off flash when phone rings

    That helped me out a lot. Thank you soo much.

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