AT&T Announces Wireless Emergency Alerts for iPhone 5, 4S Users

Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:20am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16369 views

AT&T has announced that starting today, customers using iPhone 5 and 4S will begin receiving a software update that includes Wireless Emergency Alerts.

These are government-issued safety messages that include AMBER Alerts, emergency alerts – such as man-made or natural disasters, and Presidential alerts. Wireless Emergency Alerts are part of the FCC’s CMAS program and are mandated by law. You may turn off alerts (except for Presidential alerts) if you choose. Go to Settings >Notifications>Turn On/Off.

When the software update is delivered to your phone, you will see a message that states “Carrier Settings Update: new settings required for your device have been installed”. After that, your iPhone 5 or 4S will receive all Wireless Emergency Alerts by default.

AT&T notes that while that software update is mandatory you will not be charged for the data used to deliver it and you will not be charged for Wireless Emergency Alert messages. Users on iOS 6.1 or higher will receive the update.

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Tzvi Filler - June 16, 2013 at 10:13pm
Is there any way to get this for iPod touch?
CaptainJapan - June 17, 2013 at 12:59am
Why would you want it?
Tzvi Filler - June 17, 2013 at 3:01am
I want to get the alerts is there any way of getting it?
Juanleche - June 17, 2013 at 5:42am
Yeah stick it on your butthole asshole
Juanleche - June 17, 2013 at 5:44am
I hope they alert me when her husband is Coming home hahahaha -__-
Simon - June 16, 2013 at 9:35pm
I am on the hacked AT&T carrier file and I still haven't received the update. :)
penaleixo - June 16, 2013 at 7:38pm
I don't want any updates from the stupid idiot in the WH. he can shine my shoes, and that's about it
ISPY - June 16, 2013 at 8:29pm
Juanleche - June 17, 2013 at 5:43am
Fuck Obama racist people
Colonel Nagar M Verma - June 16, 2013 at 12:54am
GREETINGS FROM SARITSA FOUNDATION INDIA WHICH EMPOWER PEOPLE TO SAVE LIVES IN DISASTERS IN INDIA. I highly appreciate this technical development by AT and T.The most important aspect of such technical devices is woven with making it available to millions of users who are vulnerable . DO NOT BE GOVERNMENT CENTRIC,BE PEOPLE CENTRIC FOR SUCH SERVICES.Colonel Nagar M Verma,Director General Saritsa Foundation.
angel - June 15, 2013 at 8:03pm
Will this tell us. POLICE CHECK POINT.
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