Navigate to the settings section on your device. Tap on “Notifications” and then scroll all the way down to “Government Alerts.” Tap on the green button next to “AMBER Alerts” to switch them off.
Source: Joseph Keller / iMore. The United States participates in an emergency notification service called AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response). An AMBER alert usually lets citizens know when police are tracking a missing person and there is information that this person may be in your area.
Apple has included AMBER alert notifications, as well as other emergency government notifications like Emergency Alerts and Public Safety Alerts, on all iPhones, including yours.
AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The acronym was created as a legacy to 9- year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered.
Tap the Settings app to open it, then tap Notifications. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and find the section labeled Government Alerts. Amber, Emergency, and Public Safety Alerts set to on/green by default. To turn them off, move the sliders to off/white.
Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap on Notifications and scroll all the way to the bottom. Under the Government Alerts section, toggle the AMBER Alerts and Public Safety Alerts options on or off to enable or disable them.
AMBER alerts (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response)* Public Safety Alerts*
AMBER alerts (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response)* Public Safety Alerts*If you want to turn these alerts on or off, follow these steps:
In Canada, all wireless service providers are required to broadcast critical, life-threatening emergency alerts to compatible smartphones, including AMBER alerts. You do not need to sign up for the service or opt-in, in fact, you cannot opt-out.
Disabling All Emergency Alerts Head to Android's main Settings menu and select the "Apps & notifications," then tap "Advanced" and choose "Emergency alerts." From there, disable the toggle next to "Allow alerts" to turn off all types of emergency broadcast messages.
AMBER Alert Resolutions. In nearly 7 in every 10 AMBER Alert cases, children are successfully reunited with their parents. And in just over 17 percent of cases, the recovery is a direct result of the AMBER Alert. Just under 6 percent of cases end up being unfounded, while just over 5 percent are hoaxes.
EASphobia (also known as subitisratioerectiphobia or EAS anxiety), is the fear of the FCC's regulated system, the Emergency Alert System. EASphobia is very common, especially among children and young teens.
Currently, there are AMBER Alert systems in 20 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.