Amber Alerts

When a child goes missing in your area, the likelihood you’ll receive an Amber alert on your smartphone is quite high. These alerts should be seen as useful, as they spread important info among the community and increase the chances of finding a missing person. Nevertheless, they can be a bit disruptive at times, especially if you get one at three in the morning. While we advise you keep these alerts turned on at all times, we’ll show you how you can turn off Amber alerts if you prefer.

The process is extremely simple, but only if you know where to look. The problem is that the setting can be found in a different place depending on your device and carrier, which can cause some confusion. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how to do it on stock Android devices, as well as on phones made by Samsung, OnePlus, and LG. Let’s dive in.


How to turn off Amber alerts on stock Android

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Doing this using the Pixel 4 and other stock Android devices is simple. The first thing you have to do is head into the settings menu and tap on “Apps & notifications”. After that, select “Advanced” followed by “Emergency alerts,” and then switch off the “Amber alerts” option.

Turn off amber alerts on stock Android devices:

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Tap the “Apps & notifications” option.
  3. Select the “Advanced” option.
  4. Tap on “Emergency alerts.”
  5. Find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

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How to turn off Amber alerts on Samsung phones

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If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone like the latest Galaxy S20 or Note 10, the process is a bit different than the one described above. The first step is to open the Messages app and tap the three-dot icon next to the search button. Once that’s done, select “Settings”, tap the “Emergency alert settings” option followed by “Emergency alerts”, and then just deactivate your amber alerts.

Turn off Amber alerts in Samsung devices:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon next to the search button.
  3. Tap the “Settings” options.
  4. Select “Emergency alert settings.”
  5. Tap the “Emergency alerts” option.
  6. Find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

In case this method doesn’t work for you, there’s an additional one you can try. First, navigate to Settings > Connections > More connection settings. Then tap the “Wireless emergency alerts” option followed by “Settings.” The last two steps are to select “Alert types” and then find and turn off the right option.

Second method:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Connections > More connection settings.
  2. Tap the “Wireless emergency alerts” option.
  3. Tap on “Settings.”
  4. Select the “Alert types” option.
  5. Turn those alerts off.

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How to turn off Amber alerts on OnePlus phones

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To get rid of these alerts on OnePlus devices like the OnePlus 8 Pro, you have to open the Messages app, tap the three-dot menu icon, and select “Settings.” Then select the “Wireless alerts” option, tap the three-dot menu icon again, followed by “Settings.” Once that’s done, all there’s left to do is to find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

Turn off amber alerts on OnePlus devices:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon.
  3. Tap the “Settings” option.
  4. Select “Wireless alerts.”
  5. Tap the three-dot menu icon.
  6. Tap the “Settings” options.
  7. Find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

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How to turn off Amber alerts on LG phones

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We’ll show you two methods for turning off alerts on LG phones like the V60 ThinQ. To get started, navigate to Settings > Network & internet > Wireless Emergency Alerts. Then tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner, select “Settings,” and turn off the “Amber alerts” option.

Turn off amber alerts on LG devices: 

  1. Navigate to Settings > Network & internet > Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap the “Settings” options.
  4. Find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

The second option is to open the Messages app on your phone and then tap Menu > Settings > Emergency alerts. To finish the process, find the “Amber alerts” option and disable it.

Second method:

  1. Open the Messages app on your phone.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap the “Settings” options.
  4. Select the “Emergency alerts” option.
  5. Find the “Amber alerts” option and turn it off.

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Unfortunately, there are so many different OEMs that we can’t highlight every manufacturer’s process. The good news is that even if you don’t own a Samsung, LG, OnePlus, or a stock Android device, there’s still a good chance you’ll find this setting in one of the places mentioned above. If not, you can at least get a better idea of where to look.