Eerie light show from couple's Apple iPhone XS units caught on video

Eerie light show from couple's Apple iPhone XS units caught on video
What do you do when your Apple iPhone is possessed? No, not repossessed, just possessed. According to a Reddit post written by someone with the handle "NotRealUserNameHomie," he and his wife have been experiencing something creepy with both of their iPhone XS handsets. Over the past few nights, both phones start flashing light between the hours of 3:00 am and 4:30 am. A security camera inside the house captured the strange activity.

The phones were purchased from Verizon a few weeks ago, and are said to be completely up to date software-wise. Some Redditors came up with the explanation that what was captured by the security camera was the infrared flood light used by Face ID. However, both phones have Face ID disabled. Still, even with Face ID disabled, the infrared light can still be used for the Attention Aware feature that checks to see if someone is still looking at the screen before dimming the display or lowering the sound of alerts. Another possibility is that the Accessibility feature that allows users to have the LED flash light up to signal the receipt of a notification is enabled.

One interesting suggestion brought up was to cover the Face ID sensors with a small piece of electrical tape and see if that stops the light from going off. If it is the infrared lights used for Face ID or Attention Aware, that just might stop the early morning light show from taking place. If the tape doesn't put an end to the issue, the next step would be to disable visual notifications by going to Settings > Accessibility > LED Flash for Alerts. If the setting is toggled on, it should be toggled off.

If nothing stops the spooky light show from taking place, a trip to a nearby Apple Store should provide the answer. Once an Apple Genius sees the videos, he or she might have a definitive answer. Check out the video by clicking on the image below.

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Alcyone

Posts: 619; Member since: May 10, 2018

Lol. Thats interesting. 12.4 isn't the latest ware is it? If so, google it.

2. User123456789

Posts: 1361; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Just the supernatural calling them on facetime.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. 3am is party time for the ghostlies...

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You guys don’t see the spirit by the window??? Holy s**t

10. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I'd be more worried about what's going on behind that door. The phone flashing looks exactly like the notification flashlight. A forgotten alarm or calendar notification most likely.

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Without a set pattern though.

18. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

There is definitely something unusual going on behind that glass door!!! It's easy to invite them in....when you ask them. I've endured enough of similar stuff to know when it's time to stop saying

5. mackan84

Posts: 692; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

What is going on behind that door?

12. Whitedot

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Floating floor :P

11. midan

Posts: 3237; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

If you watch the video you're next!

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

???! An apple 'genius' is trained to say that it's impossible to retrieve sensitive data/pics from a waterlogged iPhone...but we all know that's not true.... So....they certainly won't be able to help you with an iPhone that's connected to other dimensions lol.

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4393; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

A sped up video and notification light in a cabin on a boat. Nothing to see here.

21. zombi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Malware designed to trigger photo sensitive individuals like epileptics.

22. RichardV

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2019

1st Question: Is your place haunted? Or any from both of you? 2nd Question: Do you know the history of the house or property you are living? 3rd Question: Does any of these was previously manifested? 4th Question: Do you have kids? Teens?

24. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Well, I may sound stupid. I have an iPhone XS and it vibrates at exactly 2:00 AM every now and then. As soon as I pickup the phone, the phone stops vibrating. The display remains off though and I am unable to replicate the issue. Before some one shouts you have a notification, the answer is no. I neither had notifications nor had reminders/alarm set. A simple google search returned similar complaints which made me ignore the issue. Honestly, the first time this happened, I really freaked out.

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