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Configuring Emergency Alerts on the iPhone

AT&T iPhone users can now receive Emergency Alerts and Amber Alerts in the iOS Notification Center, courtesy of a recent carrier update. You can toggle these on or off from the Notifications section in the iPhone Settings app; the two new options appear at the bottom of the list of notifications. These will likely be enabled by default, but in some cases you may need to toggle them OFF and back ON again before you actually start receiving alerts. Alternatively, if you are receiving alerts that you don’t want, you can just as easily toggle them OFF from here and leave them that way.

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If only there were a way to choose only EXTREME weather alerts and disable SEVERE weather alerts! Every time NWS updated a Severe Flood Warning which didn’t apply to me, my iPhone screeched. I received 15-18 flood alerts in one day, and I was staying in one place. I don’t want to disable emergency alerts on iPhone, though, because I do want tornado and blizzard alerts.

Cf. National Weather Service Wireless Emergency Alerts FAQ #17

Posted by Zander on July 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM (CDT)

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