Even back in the day when phones weren’t as “smart” as they are today, amber alerts were a common phenomenon. Today even Android has added the rudimentary “Emergency broadcasts” feature to its software for keeping up with a new FCC standard.
However, you may soon find yourself the need to learn how to turn off emergency & amber alerts on Android. These alerts are designed to emit a loud sound when a potential threat or a natural calamity is nearby. While the feature can be lifesaving in some situations, it mostly ends up being an annoyance for many.
Turn off emergency & amber alerts on Android entirely
If you live in a region where severe thunderstorms and tremors are a natural occurrence, keeping the emergency alerts off entirely might be the only way. By disabling a single option, you can make sure that the loud, piercing sound of the alerts is never met by your ears again.
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From your Android device, head over to the Settings app and tap on “More” under the “Wireless & networks” window. At the very bottom of the page, you can find the “Emergency broadcasts” menu, so open it and then disable the “Turn on notifications” option.
Disable individual types of emergency alerts
If you want to keep the annoying types of emergency alerts aside, but still want the safety of being notified in emergency situations, you can choose to pick the type of alerts that you want and do not want to receive.
turn off Emergency & Amber Alerts on Android
Simply head over to the Settings app and navigate to the Emergency broadcasts option as mentioned above. You can start by disabling “Show AMBER alerts” option, which will stop showing notifications when a child or elderly person goes missing. Make sure that you leave the “Show severe threats” option enabled to receive notifications in life-threating situations.
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