1. bakron1's Avatar
    I know there probably has been a few post about this in the past, but I have always like the notification LED from my early days of Blackberry and even when I was using my Nexus series devices in the Android world.

    I have always thought it would be a nice touch to have the LED on the iPhone, some folks have blasted me in the past for even bringing up the idea, but the idea has always been in the back of my mind.

    Forget using the camera light, not the same as a multi color LED that can be programmed different notification functions. Just though I would see what folks think?
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    03-31-2019 04:48 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I know there probably has been a few post about this in the past, but I have always like the notification LED from my early days of Blackberry and even when I was using my Nexus series devices in the Android world.

    I have always thought it would be a nice touch to have the LED on the iPhone, some folks have blasted me in the past for even bringing up the idea, but the idea has always been in the back of my mind.

    Forget using the camera light, not the same as a multi color LED that can be programmed different notification functions. Just though I would see what folks think?
    Oh heck no. It’s the most annoying thing there is. It’s distracting and totally unnecessary for my use case.
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    03-31-2019 04:52 PM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    If it was done the way Blackberry had it, I’d use it. I don’t think any of the current options are as good. It was nice being able to see the color of the LED on my Blackberry and know if it was important or not. Also, with an Apple Watch, it’s kind of moot since all notifications go to my wrist right away anyway.
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    03-31-2019 04:56 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Also, with an Apple Watch, it’s kind of moot since all notifications go to my wrist right away anyway.
    Exactly, I only left this part out because not everybody has an Watch and therefore may need such a notification led.
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    03-31-2019 05:06 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    If I didn't have an Apple Watch, I'd probably like to have it. I did like having multi colored notifications depending on if it was a text message, email or something else.
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    03-31-2019 05:06 PM
  6. Cladster's Avatar
    I know there probably has been a few post about this in the past, but I have always like the notification LED from my early days of Blackberry and even when I was using my Nexus series devices in the Android world.

    I have always thought it would be a nice touch to have the LED on the iPhone, some folks have blasted me in the past for even bringing up the idea, but the idea has always been in the back of my mind.

    Forget using the camera light, not the same as a multi color LED that can be programmed different notification functions. Just though I would see what folks think?
    So did i initially coming from BB, but it's been that long you are flogging a dead horse, ain't going to happen. With tap to wake and a apple watch its not needed. Would be more of a nuisance having a different colour light flashing or whatever all the time. My XR is on silent 24/7.
    03-31-2019 06:59 PM
  7. akavbb's Avatar
    Totally agree with the idea of a multicolored led!!!!
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    04-01-2019 12:17 AM
  8. calebt's Avatar
    It doesn't matter either way to me.
    04-01-2019 05:24 AM
  9. wilber1's Avatar
    The only thing I missed from my BlackBerry was that flashing LED notifications light ,I would welcome it on my iPhone .
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    04-01-2019 06:25 AM
  10. gnirkatto's Avatar
    For me, it is what I miss most in the iPhone world.
    Tap to wake doesn't cut it for me, as it turns the screen on way more often than wanted (why not eg double tap to wake like on the current Blackberry Key-devices).
    Even if tap to wake would work better for me, this constant turning the screen on to check if something has arrived annoys me.
    An Apple Watch is no option for me, as I own a very nice and expensive mechanical watch, which I will wear for the rest of my life.
    I have to say, after getting better used to glide typing, and even dictating, which both works ok-ish, the notification LED is what I miss even more than the physical keyboard.
    But hey - Apple decided that I don't need a LED, so I'll have to live without it.
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    04-01-2019 04:10 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    I didn’t miss a notification light or LED with my first iPhone. My phone on vibrate was enough, since my phone was in my pocket when not in use. Now, since having an Apple Watch for a few years, my watch does all the heavy lifting, in that it is way better than having a blinky LED. My Tissot is sitting in its’ box.
    04-01-2019 04:50 PM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I know there probably has been a few post about this in the past
    You think? ...

    Notification LED!!!-theaxgm.gif
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    04-02-2019 09:19 AM
  13. Wotchered's Avatar
    No ! every device I have is set up for manual searches, I don’t want my phone pestering me. The decision to look at something is mine alone.
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    04-02-2019 09:34 AM
  14. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I had to do an image search to figure out exactly what @bakron1 was talking about!!!

    I can see the merits of having a feature like this, especially for those who might have accessibility needs. Personally, I probably wouldn't use it, but if we're keeping score here, it seems that the responses are pretty much evenly divided at this point.
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    04-02-2019 10:00 AM
  15. bakron1's Avatar
    As I stated in my original post, I was just seeing what folks thought? That’s why we have these forums to begin with, a great source for information related to our beloved iPhones and Apple products.
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    04-02-2019 11:03 AM
  16. etad putta's Avatar
    I would rather have always on display. Having more info at a glance is a good thing
    04-02-2019 12:54 PM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Well this topic is as old as the iPhone itself...LOL. Yes, I would like a notification light. I honestly like "bells and whistles"..the more the better.
    04-02-2019 12:59 PM
  18. ksassy's Avatar
    The first thing I missed coming from BlackBerry was the multicolored LED but getting an Apple Watch shortly after resolved that for me. I'd still welcome it on my iPhone if it were offered. Heck even a matching multicolored dot notification on my Apple Watch would be nice too.
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    04-03-2019 06:51 AM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Nah. I haven’t even thought about the LED in years.
    I used to love BeBuzz but to me it was more of a fun thing. I couldn’t load apps on my work BB so I only used it on my personal BB to identify family and friends.
    But nah....I’ve gone way past that time. I prefer getting taps on my wrist from my Apple Watch.
    04-05-2019 03:09 PM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Nah. I haven’t even thought about the LED in years.
    I used to love BeBuzz but to me it was more of a fun thing. I couldn’t load apps on my work BB so I only used it on my personal BB to identify family and friends.
    But nah....I’ve gone way past that time. I prefer getting taps on my wrist from my Apple Watch.
    OH MY, are my eyes deceiving me? Well hello STRANGER.
    04-05-2019 04:58 PM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OH MY, are my eyes deceiving me? Well hello STRANGER.
    Nope. I occasionally pop in. This came up on my Tapatalk notifications and it intrigued me.

    Hope all is well with everyone.
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    04-05-2019 05:04 PM
  22. bakron1's Avatar
    Thanks for all the feedback, I have written a request to the Apple support team about an LED, I know it will probably go nowhere, but I keep asking anyways.
    04-08-2019 02:34 PM
  23. EarleD's Avatar
    I could never understand the anger this suggestion bring out. If you don’t want it DON’T use it, turn it off.

    Options are great. Some posters here attack over this suggestion. I don’t get it. To each their own.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-29-2019 07:37 AM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I could never understand the anger this suggestion bring out. If you don’t want it DON’T use it, turn it off.

    Options are great. Some posters here attack over this suggestion. I don’t get it. To each their own.
    Yeah, I’m with you. The blinking LED was invaluable to many of us who used Blackberry devices back in the day....
    06-29-2019 07:45 AM
  25. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    No blinky-blinky vote from me. It was ok on Crackberry and Android but really unnecessary today.

    If I could, however, make just one change to iOS, it would be the option of using Nova Launcher Prime.
    06-29-2019 08:30 AM
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