How to Turn Off Amber Alerts on Your iPhone

photoImagine my surprise when my phone went off at 1:48 a.m. with an AMBER Alert. I agree that the Hannah Anderson story is a sad situation, and I think it’s even more useful that there are now Emergency Alerts on an iPhone. However, I’m pretty sure I’m nowhere near where they are at, and the location based targeting needs work.

There should be some rules when certain non-essential alerts are not sent (like, not 1:48 a.m.). We should be able to configure what time we can receive the alerts.

In the mean time, here’s how you turn Amber Alerts off on your iPhone.

  1. Select the Settings Icon
  2. Select Notifications tab
  3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to the Government Alerts section
  4. Turn off AMBER Alerts