iPhone iOS iPhone emergency ?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by GeorgieAcevedo, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

    GeorgieAcevedo

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    A friend of mine posted this on twitter. Is this common ? I did not know iOS had alert emergencies like that.

    For those that don't know, there's a hurricane called sandy heading to New York.
     

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  2. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I think it's a new thing in IOS 6. If you goto settings and notifications its at the bottom of the list.
     
  3. iPusch macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, my dad got something similar or the same, I dunno...but I haven't gotten anything yet o_O :eek: haha
     
  4. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Weird because the alerts aren't available to AT&T subscribers
     
  5. ffohwx macrumors member

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    AFAIK, they are in certain areas, just not nationwide yet.
     
  6. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Oh it changed because when it first debuted we didn't have em at all and im in NYC and didnt get anything

    Edit:Like a nutjob I checked the the photo its on sprint AT&T still doesn't have it
     
  7. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks real, and with hurricane sandy coming I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

    If you ask me, it seems to be a new thing with iOS 6 like others said. I sure haven't seen it before.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Well, that blows. :D

    Be safe to everyone affected.
     
  9. jshadow macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the message is part of the new National Emergency Alert system (CMAS).
     
  10. GeorgieAcevedo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Someone else posted it too. The person has sprint. So I do believe is a sprint thing.
     
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  12. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    That is correct, it was introduced in iOS 5. When I was in Japan, in Notification Settings there was an "Earthquake Warning" setting that you could turn on.
     

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