iPhone Government Alerts Not Working

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ghsNick, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. ghsNick, Apr 17, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016

    ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    For some reason my Government alerts aren't working...my wife and I have the same carrier and she's been alerted twice on a tornado warning + amber alert.

    I'm sitting in the same area as she is and I have them turned on. Is there anything I can do to get these to come through?
    --- Post Merged, Apr 17, 2016 ---
    Wow - I just confirmed they're on (we're on the same Wifi network) and she just got another Amber Alert. Nothing for me.

    How do I fix this? Is this a T-Mobile or Apple problem?

    Is there anything else in Location Services I need to enable?
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    do you have location based alerts disabled in privacy > location services > system services?
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    No - but neither does my wife and her alerts are still coming through.

    I can turn it on but I didn't think I needed to.
  4. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Careful what you ask for, ha. I have been alerted to flash floods every hour on the hour some nights when we have a lot of rain. I personally am not near anything that would flood but I am close enough I guess to what they consider an area in need of warning.

    As for your alerts, nothing I can think of outside of turning them on. The alerts are not tied to your number but your current location. I have been alerted while traveling in the past. Location based alerts is on for me in the system settings.
  5. Corgirat macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2016
    I have 6s+ and my bf has 5s. Both on 1 t-mobile account and on same wifi. I got my amber alert about 3-4 hours after his... Why?

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