Quick question regarding new alerts on AT&T carrier update

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redsoxguy676, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Got the new carrier settings update sent to my iPhone 5 regarding amber alerts and the such. When these alerts are sent to the phone if it is on silent does that mean that no sound is heard? Or does the alert override the ringer off switch?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
    "A Wireless Emergency Alert will look similar to a text message and will be short (no more than 90 characters) and easy to read. The alert will provide basic information or instructions on safety or security issues.
    The alert will be accompanied by a unique attention signal (could be very loud) and a vibration cadence that is helpful to people with hearing or vision-related disabilities." -ATT website

    I'd suggest reading the links in the article for important info...
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    After speaking with a friend who is with a carrier supporting these alerts in the U.S., if your phone is muted then it will only vibrate. The alerts will not override your mute setting.
  5. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I turned them off after getting my first amber alert - phone was extremely LOUD and gave me quite a fright.

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