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.