Where are the government alerts?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by karynzen, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. karynzen
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    I thought iOS would include government and amber alerts in the notifications settings? Wonder if Apple decided to drop this feature...
     
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    I hope Apple never includes them. I'm not interested in getting bothered by government. The best intentions always end up with junk.
     
  4. karynzen
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    I can't wait for my orwellian big brother alerts.
     
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    Thanks. Per your cNET article, it looks to be a carrier-specific thing:

    "Consumers wondering if their phones can access the emergency alert system can check with their wireless carrier, or look up "wireless emergency alerts" on carrier Web sites."
     
  7. Nsimmons03
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    Wirelessly posted

    They are under notifications.
     
  8. karynzen
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    Thank you!

    Who is your carrier?
     
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    Settings > Notifications

    Scroll all the way to the bottom.

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    Mine doesn't have government alerts - I'm with Rogers (Canada) on an iP4. :cool:
     
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    I don't have those 2 under notifications. I have AT&T.
     
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    Like someone mentioned they are carrier specific. I've read that all 3 major US carriers will have them at some point. Verizon seems to be the first.
    My phone ATT does not have the option nor has it in any beta.
     
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    [To clarify, we both had iOS 6 running for a few months now.]

    My Uncle has Verizon and I have AT&T.

    He was warned about a Tornado in the area and I wasn't.

    Guess who got stuck in the Torando.

    Damn AT&T and not letting these government warnings.
     
  15. karynzen
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    now that sucks.
     
  16. Nsimmons03
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    Wirelessly posted

    Verizon
     
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    They're too busy playing games with data plans and Facetime - they have no time for such trivial issues as warning the general public of impending doom.
    :D
     
  19. karynzen
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    :p Love it!
     
  20. ingramLee
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    No Government alerts on AT&T?? Now they are literally trying to KILL THOSE OF US WITH UNLIMITED DATA PLANS!!!! :eek::p
     
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    Not on T-Mobile :eek:

    C'Mon TMo time to squash AT&T on something...
     
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    Working on sprint.
    Also mobile safari image upload is great.
     

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    Just upgraded to ios6 on Verizon. I don't see that option any where. Are there some settings that we failed to notice?
     
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    Go to the very bottom of notification settings.
     

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