How to Turn Off Emergency Alerts on Samsung [Is it Different with Amber Alerts?

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Before I begin, I’d want to state that Amber and emergency warnings play an important role in disseminating public safety and security announcements, and these are critical messages.

It is also critical to act immediately in discovering injured or missing youngsters or the elderly.

That being said, I am human, and I admit that there have been times when I simply couldn’t be interrupted (especially by a loud horn sound), or I was well aware of the safety concern at hand.

Here’s how to mute or silence Amber and emergency notifications on your Samsung Galaxy phone when you need a break from the booming klaxons.

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How to Turn Off Emergency Alerts on Samsung

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What is Emergency Alert?

The emergency alert system is a voluntary collaboration between law enforcement, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the cellular industry that alerts the public about significant child-abduction cases in their area.

While being aware is vital, you may want to know how to turn off AMBER/emergency alerts so they do not sound at inconvenient times.

AMBER Alerts, as well as other emergency alerts such as severe weather warnings, can be turned off on Android phones.

The procedure will differ based on the sort of phone you have.

Turning Off All Emergency Alerts

It’s worth noting that if you have a Samsung phone, you can’t turn off all alerts at once. Skip through to the next section to learn how to turn off specific sorts of emergency alerts.

If you don’t want your phone to beep loudly in an emergency, all you have to do is disable one option on most Android phones.

Go to Android’s main Settings menu, then hit “Apps & notifications,” then “Advanced,” and finally “Emergency alerts.”

To turn off all sorts of emergency broadcast messages, deactivate the button next to “Allow alerts.”

This does not include presidential alerts, which cannot be turned off on any device without root access.

Turning Off All Emergency Alerts
Turning Off All Emergency Alerts

Individual Types of Emergency Alerts Can Be Disabled

If you want to be notified of some emergency scenarios but don’t want your phone to go off in non-life-threatening situations, there are two options based on the sort of phone you have.

For the majority of Android devices, go to Settings –> Apps & notifications –> Advanced –> Emergency alerts.

You may then simply deactivate the toggle next to any type of alert you no longer want to receive.

Disabling the “AMBER alerts” option will prevent you from receiving notifications when a youngster goes missing or an elderly person wanders away.

“Severe threats” and “Public safety messages” are the least significant of the next three options, so uncheck them and leave “Extreme threats” checked if you only want to be warned of the most critical situations.

Finally, uncheck the boxes next to “Required monthly test” and “State and local testing” to cease getting notifications that merely serve to test the emergency broadcast system.

Individual Types of Emergency Alerts Can Be Disabled
Individual Types of Emergency Alerts Can Be Disabled

These options are a little more difficult to access if you’re using a Samsung Galaxy handset with One UI.

To begin, use the “Messages” app.

Because there are so many apps called “Messages,” I’ve included a screenshot below emphasizing the app you should look for in your app drawer.

Tap the menu icon in the top-right corner of the main screen of Samsung’s Messages app and select “Settings.”

Then, go to “Emergency alert settings,” where you can change how you’re notified of these notifications.

However, if you want to disable these alerts, go to the top of the screen and tap “Emergency alerts,” then disable the toggle switches next to any type of alert you no longer want to receive.

As previously stated, if you just want to be warned of the most serious catastrophes, you can disable “AMBER alerts” and “Severe alerts,” then leave “Extreme alerts” enabled to be notified of things like earthquakes, tsunamis, and other potentially fatal disasters.

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Emergency alert settings

Turning OFF Amber Alerts For Different Type of Devices

Disable Amber warnings on Samsung devices:

1. Launch the Messages app.

2. Next to the search button, tap the three-dot icon.

3. Select the Settings option.

4. Select the Emergency Alert Settings option.

5. Select the option for Emergency alerts.

6. Locate and deactivate the Amber alerts option.

The second way is:

1. Go to Settings > Connections > Additional connection settings.

2. Select Wireless emergency alerts.

3. Select Settings.

4. Select the Alert types checkbox.

5. Turn off those notifications.

How to Disable Amber Alerts on OnePlus Devices

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How to Disable Amber Alerts on OnePlus Devices

Follow these procedures to get rid of these alerts on OnePlus smartphones such as the OnePlus 9 Pro.

On OnePlus devices, disable amber alerts:

1. Launch the Messages app.

2. Tap the three-dot menu icon to open the menu.

3. Select the Settings option.

4. Choose Wireless notifications.

5. Tap the three-dot menu icon to open the menu.

6. Select the Settings option.

7. Locate and deactivate the Amber alerts option.

How to Disable AMBER Alerts on Android

1. Launch the Settings app and navigate to Apps & Notifications.

An Android's settings menu, with the "Apps & notifications" option highlighted.
Apps & Notifications.

2. Select Wireless emergency alerts from the options that show after tapping Advanced.

A list of options. The "Wireless emergency alerts" option is highlighted.
. Select Wireless emergency alerts

3. On the next screen, toggle off AMBER alerts to turn them off.

From this screen, you may also disable Extreme threats, Severe threats, and Test alerts. To disable everything, simply turn off Allow alerts at the top of the page.

A list titled "Wireless emergency alerts" that presents a series of options and toggles. "AMBER alerts" is highlighted and toggled off.
AMBER alerts to turn them off.


How to Disable AMBER Alerts on a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S9

You can disable notifications in the Settings menu.

1. Navigate to Settings > Connections > More connection settings, and then select Wireless Emergency Alerts.

Screenshots showing the location of Wireless Emergency Alerts on Galaxy S9 and S10.
Disable AMBER Alerts on a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S9

2. Select Wireless Emergency Alerts from the Settings menu (three dots).

3. Choose Settings from the list of options that appears.

4. Choose the type of alert.

5. Check the boxes next to the alerts you want to turn off.

Where to disable Amber Alerts in Galaxy S9 and S10.
Wireless Emergency Alerts

Turning Off AMBER Alerts on an Older Android Phone

1. The Messaging pane contains the alert settings.

2. From any Home screen, open Messaging.

3. Choose Settings from the Menu button in the upper-right corner.

4. More can be found under Advanced.

Screenshots show how to access Amber Alert notifications on older model Android devices.
AMBER Alerts on an Older Android Phone

5. At the bottom of the list of options, select Emergency Alerts.

Uncheck the box next to AMBER alerts. You can also disable or enable the following alerts:

  • Extreme warnings are imminent.
  • Severe warnings are about to be issued.
  • Notifications of Public Safety
  • Test alerts at the state and local levels

NOTE: To receive AMBER alerts without the accompanying loud noise, scroll down the alerts menu and deactivate the Alert sound slider.

You can leave Alert vibration turned on if you want the phone to vibrate when there is an alert, or turn it off if you only want text notifications.

How to Disable Amber Alerts on LG Smartphones

Finally, we’ll demonstrate two approaches that work with LG phones such as the V60 ThinQ.

Turn off amber alerts on LG devices by following these steps:

  • Go to Settings > Network and internet > Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  • In the top-right area, tap the three-dot menu symbol.
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Locate and deactivate the Amber alerts option.

The second way is:

  • Open your phone’s Messages app.
  • In the top-right area, tap the three-dot menu symbol.
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Select the option for Emergency alerts.
  • Locate and deactivate the Amber alerts option.

Additional Explanation of Emergency Alerts

In addition to AMBER warnings, most phones provide settings for other types of alert messages.

Authorized government alerting authorities send wireless emergency alerts through your mobile carrier.

When receiving WEA communications, wireless consumers do not pay any connection or data fees.

Weather alerts include warnings for the following:

  • Warnings for Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Flash Floods
  • Warnings for a hurricane, a typhoon, a dust storm, and high winds
  • Notifications for: are included in the state/local alerts.
  • Evacuation is required due to an emergency.
  • An emergency that necessitates immediate action

State and local testing alerts are disabled by default.

You can enable them in your emergency notification settings if you like.

Only in the event of a national emergency will presidential alerts be issued.

According to FEMA, presidential alerts cannot be turned off.

OUR FINAL THOUGHTS

Unfortunately, because there are so many distinct OEMs, we are unable to highlight every manufacturer’s method.

The good news is that even if you don’t own a Samsung, LG, OnePlus, or stock Android handset, there’s a strong chance you’ll discover this setting in one of the above locations.

If not, you’ll have a better notion of where to look.

Frequently Ask Questions

How to Disable AMBER Alerts on Android?

1. Tap Apps & notifications in the Settings app. This menu is also known as “Notifications.”

2. Tap Advanced, then choose Wireless emergency alerts from the list of options that appears.

3. Toggle off AMBER notifications on the next page to disable them.

On my Samsung phone, where can I get emergency alerts?

Emergency alert settings on Samsung phones can be accessed in the default Messages app.

To configure the choices, go to the Messaging app’s menu, settings, and then “Emergency alert settings.”

Why can't I disable Amber Alerts?

Turning Off All Emergency Alerts

Go to Android’s main Settings menu, then hit “Apps & notifications,” then “Advanced,” and finally “Emergency alerts.”

To turn off all sorts of emergency broadcast messages, deactivate the button next to “Allow alerts.”

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