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How to Turn Off Amber Alerts in Android, iPhone & Samsung Smartphones | Simple Steps

Emergency alerts like Amber alerts have been built and deployed to help save lives in peril. Still, you may turn off Amber Alerts. Please turn them off as a temporary measure because they implement and ensure public safety. 

Learn how to turn off Amber alerts in a few simple steps on both Android and iPhone. 

How to Turn Off Amber Alerts on an iPhone

  • Go to your iPhone Home Screen >>
  • Open the Settings app >>
  • Click on Notifications.
  • Scroll down and go to the section of Government Alerts >>
  • Here, you are allowed to turn off AMBER Alerts.
  • You may also turn off  Emergency and Public Safety Alerts in this section.

You have successfully turned off Amber Alerts on your iPhone.

How to Turn Off Amber Alerts

How to Turn Off Amber Alerts on an Android

  • Go to the Homepage of your Android device >>
  • Open the Settings app>>
  • Click on Apps & notifications >>
  • Click on Advanced >>
  • A list of options appears >>
  •  Click on Wireless emergency alerts >>
  • A page opens >>
  • Here you can toggle off AMBER alerts to disable them.
  • You can also disable Extreme threats, Severe threats, and Test alerts from this page. 
  • Also you may turn off Allow alerts at the top of the page to disable everything.

That is how you have turned off Amber alerts on your Android device. 

How do I turn off Amber Alerts on my Samsung phone?

Amber Alerts logo

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click on Notifications.
  3. Tap on Advanced settings.
  4. Click on Wireless emergency alerts.
  5. Tap the Allow alerts toggle button.
  6. Toggle on/off Amber alerts of any kind of alerts you like below.

However, You may also like to access these settings from the Samsung Messages app.

  1. Go to the Samsung Messages app.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu ( You will find it in the middle right of your screen.)
  3. Wait for the context menu to pop-up
  4. Tap on Settings.
  5. Click on Emergency Alert History.
  6. Tap on Settings.
  7. You will return back to the same screen in step 6 from above.
  8. Click on the Allow Alerts toggle.
  9. Toggle on/off specific types of alerts below.

Or, you may access the settings from the Google Messages app.

  • Open the Google Messages app on your Samsung phone.
  • Tap on the three-dot menu (You will find it in the top right corner of your screen.)
  • Click on Settings.
  • Select Advanced
  • Choose the Wireless emergency alerts. 
  • You will find yourself on the same screen in step 6 from above.
  • Click on the Allow Alerts toggle.
  • Toggle on/off specific types of alerts below.

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How Do I Turn Off Amber Alerts on Galaxy S9?

  • Go to the Home screen
  • Swipe up on an empty spot
  • Now you can open the Apps tray
  • Tap Messages 
  • Go to Menu
  • Click on Settings 
  • Select Emergency alert settings
  • Tap Emergency alerts, 
  • Now you can  toggle to enable or disable the following:
  • Imminent extreme alert
  • Imminent severe alert
  • AMBER alerts
  • Choose Amber alerts. 

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What is the AMBER Alert system? Amber alert is a national emergency response system which is built to try and help find  abducted children. Amber Alert tells you about both the abducted child and the person who is the suspected abductor.

It is a by default feature in your phone. Your phone will automatically notify you the instant an AMBER alert is out around your location. On the majority of the mobiles, they ring your phone even if you’ve silenced it. You may be receiving AMBER alerts at any hour of the day.

AMBER alerts are no different from other emergency safety alerts. These alerts are crucial and can give you emergency information required to save an  innocent life. 

If it does not bother you too much, please try to keep them turned on. If you are in a very important meeting or doing a very important job, you can turn them off anytime very easily on your iPhone or Android.

I hope I have been able to help you resolve your query. If there is anything that I have missed out to mention then please leave that in the comments below. Our readers will find it useful. 

Do you know of any such instance when an emergency alert like Amber has been able to help save a precious life? Share the anecdote in the comments below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Stop Samsung Notifications?

  1. Go to the Samsung Folder.
  2. Open Galaxy Apps.
  3. Tap the hamburger menu (It is a button of three vertical dots which you will find in the top right corner.)
  4. Click on Settings.
  5. Tap Notifications.
  6. Slide the button to “off”

Why Are They Called Amber Alerts?

I will dictate a sad incident. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. Why did they choose to create this acronym? They created this acronym as a legacy to the 9- year-old Amber Hagerman. This innocent kid was abducted while she was riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas. What followed next was a horror as they brutally murdered the child. 

Who Is Responsible for Sending Amber Alerts?

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Emergency Notification and Technical Alert Center (ENTAC) is responsible for ensuring statewide coordination of the California Child Safety Amber Network (CCSAN). This also includes AMBER Alert. The ENTAC has a major role in AMBER Alerts.


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