How to Turn On or Off Emergency Alerts in Windows 10 Mobile Phones
InformationWireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.
Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on and off the emergency alerts you want on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.
NoteTypes of Emergency Alerts
Emergency Alert Turn On/Off Description Presidential alerts No Issued by the President on important events. Extreme alerts Yes Notify you of extreme man-made or natural disasters that pose a threat to life or property. For example, tornado or hurricane warning. Severe alerts Yes Notify you of severe man-made or natural disasters that pose a threat to life or property. For example, thunderstorm or flash flood warning. AMBER alerts Yes Urgent bulletins issued in the most serious child-abduction cases.
1. Open Settings, and tap on System. (see screenshot below)
2. Tap on Messaging. (see screenshot below)
3. Tap on the Change emergency alert settings link. (see screenshot below)
4. Turn on or off the emergency alerts you want. (see screenshot below)
5. When finished, you can return to Start if you like. (see screenshot below)