Emergency alerts are messages that warn you of life-threatening situations nearby, such as floods, fires, or terrorist attacks. They are sent by the government or authorized agencies to your phone using 4G or 5G networks. You do not need to sign up or pay for them, and they will work even if your phone is on silent mode.
However, some people may find these alerts annoying, disturbing, or unnecessary. For example, you may be in a safe location, or you may have other sources of information. Or you may have a valid reason to keep your phone hidden, such as being a victim of domestic abuse.
If you want to turn off emergency alerts on your phone, you can do so by following these steps:
– On an iPhone, open the Settings app and type “emergency alerts” in the search bar. That should bring up the option to turn off “Severe alerts” and “Emergency alerts”.
– On an Android device, open the Settings app and tap on Notifications. Then tap on Advanced settings and scroll down to Wireless emergency alerts. There you can toggle off “Extreme alerts” and “Severe alerts”.
Note that turning off emergency alerts may prevent you from receiving important information that could save your life or others in case of an emergency. You may also miss out on test alerts that help improve the system. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep emergency alerts on unless you have a valid reason to turn them off.
Emergency alerts are a new service that aims to protect the public from imminent dangers. They are designed to be loud and noticeable, so that you can take action quickly. However, if you prefer not to receive them, you can easily disable them on your phone.
Have you ever received an emergency alert on your phone? How did you react? Do you think they are useful or annoying? Let us know in the comments below!
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