How to stop those annoying emergency alerts on your Verizon or Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III
0. phoneArena posted on 17 Aug 2012, 07:00
Hurricane warnings for many miles away from you, Presidential alerts, amber alerts for missing people in your area, and all other assorted emergency notifications can wake you up in the middle of the night ever since Verizon signed up for the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) federal system that went live recently throughout its network. AT&T also participates, but for now only in a few areas like New York, D.C. and Portland, with more being added...
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1. ibap posted on 17 Aug 2012, 07:25 0
The real issue here is the lack of an app like the old Watchflag app for previous generation Windows phones. Why is there no built-in way to control alerts based on message content? Tasker will let you do it, but that's a complex approach to a simple problem. Other apps I've tried haven't worked.
2. khmer posted on 17 Aug 2012, 07:28 0
Thank you very much for your instructions now I can disable all those noisy alerts.
3. Fallout09 posted on 17 Aug 2012, 08:34 1
Anybody know how to disable to HTC products? Those alerts so annoying that it makes me want to punch a baby!
5. JC557 posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:45 0
It should be the same way. Just go into the message app settings and look for emergency alerts.
4. rallyguy posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:43 1
Too bad these settings aren't on my GN. I prefer not to have any. Chances are the news will be reporting a terrorist attack about 10 hours before I receive any text msg. If it happens anywhere close to me I'm sure I'll find out about it instantly.
6. codymws posted on 17 Aug 2012, 17:13 0
I have the notifications enabled on my Droid Charge, but I haven't even gotten any yet.