AT&T is Rolling Out Wireless Emergency Alerts to iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

credit: AT&T

credit: AT&T

Those of us on iPhones with AT&T’s network didn’t have to worry about emergency alerts and AMBER Alerts. That’s changing now as AT&T is rolling them out for users on iOS 6.1 and above.

These alerts pop up as a push notification during emergencies (dangerous weather, etc.), or when a child or elderly person goes missing. Previously, iPhone users on AT&T didn’t have a clue what was going on if not for a news app. Now a nice little push will pop up on our iPhone to let us know when and elderly couple in a motorhome goes missing only to be found two weeks later riding Space Mountain.

Here’s a portion from AT&T’s post. It also tells you how to turn them on or off:

Wireless Emergency Alerts are part of the FCC’s CMAS program and are mandated by law.  You may turn off alerts (except for Presidential alerts) if you choose.  Go to Settings >Notifications>Turn On/Off.

[via AT&T]

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