With Android version 4.3 for my Samsung Galaxy S3 (or perhaps just Verizon's flavor of it) my camera flash has begun to blink very brightly when I am receiving an incoming call. How can I turn this off? I've been through the settings and nothing obvious really jumps out at me.

  • That's certainly a weird thing! Since each manufacturer changes settings menus slightly (or a lot sometimes), it may be helpful to edit your question and include information about which phone you have.
    – dotVezz
    Dec 20, 2013 at 19:48
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    I see you've included the tag for Galaxy S3, so I just made a quick edit to include that in your question text. Please edit to correct if I was assuming incorrectly =).
    – dotVezz
    Dec 20, 2013 at 20:12

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I found the setting, and something interesting as well:

Settings > Accessibility > Flash notification

When I came into the settings it was already unchecked, yet my phone was exhibiting behavior as if it was. I had to check the setting and exit the menus. Then I went back in to uncheck the setting and exited the menus again. This time the setting took effect - my camera light is no longer flashing.

Hope this helps others in the same situation.

  • Thanks for this. Once I entered the Settings app (on my AT&T SGS3), I had to select the My Device tab. If that's true of you as well, you should edit the answer to include that step. Dec 20, 2013 at 21:44
  • @TreborRude On Verizon's SGS3 I did not have to take that step, but thanks for pointing out the difference on yours.
    – Yuck
    Dec 21, 2013 at 0:16

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