How to stop those annoying emergency alerts on your Verizon or Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III
0. phoneArena 17 Aug 2012, 07:00 posted on
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 (Posts: 714; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
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 (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Thank you very much for your instructions now I can disable all those noisy alerts.
3. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Anybody know how to disable to HTC products? Those alerts so annoying that it makes me want to punch a baby!
5. JC557 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
It should be the same way. Just go into the message app settings and look for emergency alerts.
4. rallyguy (Posts: 587; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
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 (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I have the notifications enabled on my Droid Charge, but I haven't even gotten any yet.