Other Presidential Alert

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  1. Martyimac macrumors 68000

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    Should the presidential alert have overridden my silent setting and made noise? This was on an XS
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yes. Only way to stop it is turning your phone off. It over rides everything!
     
  3. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Mine was silent while everyone else’s went off. My phone is always on silent. Xs MAX. :/

    Maybe cuz I have volume turned off and silent on?
     
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    Mine went off at 2:18 but my VP's did not go off and we are on the same account with ATT. There was another one at 2:20 but mine did not go off for that one!

    Silent would not have stopped it and you would still have got a notification. Volume all the way down might stop but not the notification.

    I think it is a good idea if they do not abuse it!
     
  6. Julien macrumors G4

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    I was in Sprouts and everyone's went off but mine. I even pulled out of my pocket thinking it must be going off but nothing. So I didn't get an alert either.
     
  7. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

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    I saw the alert but my phone was on silent so it didn’t bother me.
     
  8. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I’m guessing this will only be used in a 2012 situation.
     
  9. jayw74 macrumors newbie

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    X here and T-mobile. Phone was on silent, alert showed but there was no tone.
     
  10. chanerz macrumors 65816

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    My amber and emergency alerts are set to off. I still got it. It shouldn't be this way.
     
  11. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Wish it would have come up on my IPP (LTE).
    My 8+ got it but with no sound.
    My Razer played it loudly (twin speakers)
     
  12. jona2125, Oct 3, 2018
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    jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    I turned off the alert a long time ago on my devices and thankfully haven't had them happen yet on any device since, I assume the setting was saved and transferred. I occasionally get a popup about stuff but no blaring notification. My XS did a short vibrate and displayed the FEMA alert but that was it.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G4

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    You mean when scientists detected evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang?????
     
  14. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    FYI: you are not supposed to be able to block presidential alerts, so, the normal alert settings don't come into play.

    FYI2: seen several articles that not everyone will be getting the test alert, so, probably explains why some got, others not, even when on same account/carrier. For the record, mine did not go off either.
     
  15. MyMacintosh macrumors 6502

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    Mine was silent and i'm not sure whether to be happy about it or not. Atleast I know by silent they mean it
     
  16. dontworry Suspended

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    I didn't get it either. ATT
     
  17. M5RahuL macrumors 68030

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    Got it on one device ( Note 9 ) but not on the iPhone. Both on the same network, and I couldn't do anything to mute it..and perfect timing too ( presenting in a meeting )
     
  18. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    2012?
     
  19. jk1211 macrumors 6502

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    Disagree. This is for major national emergencies; incoming missiles, nuclear attack, tsunami, etc. It supplements the warnings on your TV or radio which you cannot turn off the alert either.

    That is the point, it is for extremely rare (hopefully never) uses.
     
  20. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    AT&T but I pulled SIM - and still got it !
     
  21. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Seems to have brought down parts of AT&T and Verizon networks.

    Mine kept going off every so often. Not sure if it was repeats or if it needed to be acknowledged to go away.
     
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  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The government is not asking, they are telling you how I will work.

    This was only a test to see who got the messages and steps will be taken by the carriers to make sure the ones who did not get the alert will next time.

    Somethings are not your choice.
     
  24. jeffm5690 macrumors regular

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    My Verizon went off. None of the family ATT phones went off at all.
     
  25. LadiJae macrumors member

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    Mine vibrated only, no sound. As my phone is always on vibrate.
     

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