I'm loving these 'Emergency Alerts'

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alexnewtron, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. alexnewtron macrumors newbie

    alexnewtron

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #1
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #2
    I haven't gotten a single alert lol. Is location services a requirement?
     
  3. qckslvrsiete macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    #3
    I think this is a new feature in iOS 6 as I don't remember getting them before, but started getting them yesterday. You'll receive emergency alerts if you turn the option on (Settings > Notifications - Section: Government Alerts (Has Amber Alert and Emergency Alert options)).

    I'm not sure how useful they are though. I got two warnings yesterday about a flash flood warning that was in effect about 50 miles north of me (my location wasn't even included in the official advisory when I looked it up). My guess is they were sent based on cell tower, and not GPS or location-based services.
     
  4. gldubzakjr macrumors member

    gldubzakjr

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Southeast, Michigan
    #4
    I have iOS6 on my Verizon iPhone 4 and I do not see this option in the notification center or anywhere else for that matter...
     
  5. wepiii macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #5
    iPhone 5 and I don't see it either...
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #6
    I believe those are carrier dependent and based on selected regions. There is supposed to be a place to disable them in in iOS in those areas where it works.
     
  7. Gaidin43 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

    BFizzzle

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Location:
    Austin TX
    #8
    the pic shows verizon? sooo yes
     
  9. vipJj123 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    #9
    Option is in settings-notification, scroll to bottom. Option is on my iphone 5 for Verizon Denver, Colorado, USA
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
  11. TSX macrumors 68030

    TSX

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Texas
  12. bisnicks macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    #12
    Do they produce an audible noise even when the iPhone is set to vibrate?
     
  13. cole01 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    #13
    Kinda disappointed AT&T doesn't support this option in my area or just in general. Not that it'd come of THAT much use since I have other weather/news apps that send me push notifications for important things but wouldn't hurt to have!
     
  14. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    #14
    I'm in Los Angeles, and got 2 of these alerts yesterday afternoon when it was raining. First time I've ever seen it. I guess it's a Verizon thing. Never had this for years with AT&T.
     
  15. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #15
    Considering Apple just added this feature a few weeks ago you probably wouldn't have gotten alerts for years. AT&T still doesn't support it though.
    I am also curious if it makes a sound when the phone is in vibrate. That may be excessive if alerts come as frequently as shown here.
     
  16. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    #16
    Well not all of Verizon has it, unless you also need the iPhone 5
     
  17. Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    #17
    I have this option available on Sprint. Saw it on the iPhone 5 and 4S with IOS 6.
     
  18. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #18
    Works great for hurricane evacuations, Flash Flood I don't need to worry about much, but I may soon as my house got declared as part of a flood plain.
     
  19. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #19
    I have the option but that doesn't mean it'll work lol.
     
  20. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    #20
    Hope they fix maps because if these alerts are associated with maps where screwd
     
  21. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    #21
  22. PaulNY, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

    PaulNY macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    #22
    Everyone in my department has verizon and their phones all went off at the same time with a flash flood warning (Moto Bionic, Samsung GSIII, iPhone 4S iOS6)

    I'm on ATT with iPhone 5...I think it'd get a little irritating after a while.
     

Share This Page