Mobile Phones Android How to Turn off AMBER Alerts on Android Manage all of your emergency alert settings Share Pin Email Print Rohit Tandon / Unsplash Android Switching from iOS By Tricia Goss Writer Tricia Goss has been a writer and editor for 10+ years. She's written tips and tutorials for Microsoft Office applications and other sites. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tricia Goss Updated January 25, 2020 The AMBER Alert system is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry to inform citizens of serious child-abduction cases in their area. While awareness is important, you might want to know how to turn off AMBER Alerts so they do not go off at inappropriate times. Android phones provide the option to disable AMBER Alerts as well as other emergency alerts, such as severe weather warnings. The process will vary depending on the type of phone you are using. These instructions apply to stock Android phones and Samsung Galaxy versions 10 and 9. How to Turn off AMBER Alerts on a Stock Android Phone On most Android devices, you can disable alerts in the phone's settings. Some older devices might not be capable of receiving wireless emergency alerts. Check your device's owner's manual or contact your wireless carrier if you are not receiving AMBER alerts and other wireless alerts but you think you should be. Choose Settings from your Home screen. Make sure your Settings menu is displayed in List view. If not, select the menu button in the upper-right corner and choose List View. Scroll down and select Apps and Notifications. Select Emergency Alerts. Clear the checkbox next to AMBER alerts. You can also disable alerts for Extreme threats and Severe threats. How to Turn off AMBER Alerts on a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Samsung Galaxy S9 The Settings menu lets you disable alerts. Go to Settings > Connections > More connection settings and tap Wireless Emergency Alerts. Tap the Settings menu (three dots) for Wireless Emergency Alerts. From the options that appear, select Settings. Select Alert types. Select the alerts you want to disable. How to Turn off AMBER Alerts on an Older Android Phone The alert settings are in the Messaging window. Open Messaging from any Home screen. Select the Menu button in the upper-right corner and choose Settings. Select More under Advanced. Choose Emergency Alerts at the bottom of the list of options. Clear the checkbox next to AMBER alerts. You can also disable or enable alerts for the following: Imminent extreme alertsImminent severe alertsPublic Safety AlertsState/Local test alerts If you want to receive AMBER alerts without the loud noise that accompanies them, scroll down on the alerts menu and disable the Alert sound slider. You can leave Alert vibration on if you want the phone to vibrate when there is an alert or disable this setting for a text notification only. Emergency Alerts Explained Along with AMBER alerts, most phones feature settings for other types of alert notifications. Wireless Emergency Alerts are sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Wireless customers do not pay any connection or data fees when receiving WEA messages. Weather alerts include warnings sent for: TsunamisTornado and Flash Flood WarningsHurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings State/Local alerts include notifications for: Emergency requiring evacuationEmergency requiring immediate action State and local testing alerts are disabled by default. You can enable them in your emergency notifications settings if desired. Presidential alerts will only occur during a national emergency. According to FEMA, Presidential alerts cannot be disabled.