How to Enable or Disable Amber Alerts on the iPhone 5

The various apps on your iPhone 5 often have information to which they want to alert you.

Whether you have received a new message or an opponent in a game has made their move, there are many times that an app on your phone wants to notify you of something.

But iOS 7 also has the ability to let you know about certain government issue alerts, including amber alerts.

An amber alert is issued by local government authorities when a child has been abducted. It will typically include information to look out for, such as the license plate number of a vehicle.

If you are ever in a crowded location and everyone’s iPhone goes off at the same time, then this is often the reason. Read our tutorial below to learn how to enable or disable amber alerts on your iPhone 5.

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Allow or Prevent Amber Alerts on the iPhone 5

We will be navigating to a location on your phone called the Notification Center.

If you have never adjusted any of the options here before, then you will find that you can disable alerts that have been annoying you, or you can enable alerts that you wish you had seen.

So once you have followed our directions below to enable or disable amber alerts, simply scroll up and adjust the notification center settings for specific apps.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Notification Center.

select the notification center

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then move the slider next to Amber Alerts to the left to disable it, or to the right to enable it. You will know that it is enabled when there is green shading around the slider button.

how to enable or disable amber alerts on the iphone 5

Now that you know how to enable or disable Amber Alerts on your iPhone, you will be able to adjust this option if you want ot have them turned on or off.

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