A few weeks back, my phone began alerting me repeatedly with AMBER Alerts in order to help track down a missing teen. Being a parent of three, I really appreciate this use of crowd sourcing as it’s hard for me to imagine something scarier than a missing child.
That being said, as these alerts started coming in I was in the middle of a conference call and needed to disable them so I could focus on my meeting. Here’s how I turned them off on my iPhone and later turned the AMBER alerts back on.
Start by tapping Settings.
Under Government Alerts, just toggle the AMBER alerts on or off.
Although some I’ve spoken with consider these AMBER alerts as a violation of personal privacy, I personally value them as a great tool that helps protect our children. So, if you disable them on your device, I hope it’s just temporary and you will turn them back on as appropriate.