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Alpha Phoenix
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[Help] How to Stop Emergency Alerts?

I woke up this morning to find that I had some kind of emergency alert notifying me of an Amber Alert displayed on my cellphone screen. In my still half-asleep stupor, I think I accidentally clicked "Agree" to receive these alerts. I received a second Emergency Alert for something from the Red Cross, or some kind of disaster or something like that about an hour later. I want to cancel this, but I have no idea where the settings/options for this are. This is not an app I've installed, but apparently is the start of a national program instituted by the gov't.
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lordpuffer
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From what I have read, it looks like Verizon has an App that comes with their phones (I saw something about the Droid X) that is an Emergency App. That is maybe what is notifying you. You may want to give Verizon a shout to see how to disable it, if it can be disabled. I don't have a specific link I can post, for the things I saw were more general in nature.
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Alpha Phoenix
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I don't see any new apps that have been downloaded.



93388818
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Are these SMS messages?



Alpha Phoenix
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No. They are coming in my notification bar, and popping up directly on my screen when I turn the screen on.



Gbcue
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That sounds like an app. Go to Settings, Manage Applications. Find the rogue one and uninstall it.
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lordpuffer
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said by Alpha Phoenix:

I don't see any new apps that have been downloaded.

No, not a new App that was downloaded. One that came with the phone that somehow got activated.

EDIT: Or an App that came with the phone that was updated recently by Verizon.

EDIT 2: Only relevant link I found:

»community.vzw.com/t5/Android-App···p/230285
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jvmorris
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Never hurts to take a quick look at the Security Forum. »RMT Alert on my phone Presidential override can't stop it. .
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93388818
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That's the new FEMA/DHS PLAN system. Personal Localized Alerting Network.

You can opt out of these alerts (except presidential alerts) by contacting your carrier.



93388818
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Here is the FCC chairman's announcement from back in May

»www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-pe···-remarks



93388818
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»support.verizonwireless.com/clc/···1&faq=15

Apparently Verizon is calling them "WEA" Wireless Emergency Alerts.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Can I opt out of receiving Wireless Emergency Alerts?

There are three types of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA):

* Presidential Alerts, which are about news of national authority concern
* Imminent Danger Alerts, which are about weather events and threat levels
* Amber Alerts, which are about the disappearance of minors

You may change settings within your device to opt out of Imminent Danger and Amber Alerts, but you may not opt out of Presidential alerts.

To manage your preferences for specific alerts, go to the WEA application in your device and select and save your preferences. See your device manual for instructions.
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Alpha Phoenix
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said by 93388818:

You may change settings within your device to opt out of Imminent Danger and Amber Alerts, but you may not opt out of Presidential alerts.

To manage your preferences for specific alerts, go to the WEA application in your device and select and save your preferences. See your device manual for instructions.

Don't see where to do that on my Droid X.
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93388818
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Open your app drawer, see if there's anything there called WEA or Wireless Emergency Alerts.

If not, check under Settings.
or maybe Settings --> Wireless
or maybe Settings --> Wireless --> Mobile Networks

I haven't seen the new ROMS that support PLAN yet, so I can't tell you where to disable the settings.
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Just found this! Try it on your device, this is for the X2.

»support.verizonwireless.com/clc/···id=48998

1. From a home screen, select App menu (located in the lower right).
2. Select Emergency Alerts.
3. Select Menu.
Menu
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Receive alerts.
6. Select any of the following:
Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
Note Presidential-level alert cannot be disabled.
* Extreme alert
* Severe alert
* AMBER alert
7. Select Back.
Back
8. Select Alert reminder.
9. Select one of the following:
* Once
* Every 2 Minutes
* Every 15 Minutes
* Off (default)
10. Select Alert vibrate.
Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
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93388818
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if you could post a screen shot of the app, that really might help other VZ users.



Alpha Phoenix
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said by 93388818:

Just found this! Try it on your device, this is for the X2.

»support.verizonwireless.com/clc/···id=48998

1. From a home screen, select App menu (located in the lower right).
2. Select Emergency Alerts.
3. Select Menu.
Menu
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Receive alerts.
6. Select any of the following:
Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
Note Presidential-level alert cannot be disabled.
* Extreme alert
* Severe alert
* AMBER alert
7. Select Back.
Back
8. Select Alert reminder.
9. Select one of the following:
* Once
* Every 2 Minutes
* Every 15 Minutes
* Off (default)
10. Select Alert vibrate.
Note Enabled when a check mark is present.

I think that did it! I never saw/noticed that app before. That seems to be the fix I was looking for. Hopefully, we'll see. Thanks' Corona!
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