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 the missing person. Nevertheless, they can be a bit disruptive at times, especially if you get one at three in the morning.

Although we do advise you to keep these alerts turned on at all times, we’ll show you how you can turn off Amber alerts if you want to go down that road.

The process of turning off Amber alerts 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 sometimes even carrier, which can cause quite a bit of 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

google pixel 4 vs pixel 3 vs pixel 3a 2

To turn off Amber alerts on the Pixel 4 and other stock Android devices, 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 turn off the “Amber alerts” option.

Step-by-step instructions:

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

How to turn off Amber alerts on Samsung phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Amber alerts

If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone like the latest Galaxy S10 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 find and turn off Amber alerts.

Step-by-step instructions:  

  • Step 1: Open the Messages app.
  • Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon next to the search button.
  • Step 3: Tap the “Settings” options.
  • Step 4: Select “Emergency alert settings.”
  • Step 5: Tap the “Emergency alerts” option.
  • Step 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 Amber alerts.

Step-by-step instructions: 

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

How to turn off Amber alerts on OnePlus phones

How to turn off amber alerts on OnePlus 7T

To turn off Ambert alerts on OnePlus devices like the OnePlus 7T, 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.

Step-by-step instructions:

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

How to turn off Amber alerts on LG phones

LG G8X ThinQ

We’ll show you two methods for turning off alerts on LG phones like the G8 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.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Network & internet > Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  • Step 2: Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.
  • Step 3: Tap the “Settings” options.
  • Step 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.

Step-by-step instructions:

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

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 the Amber alert setting in one of the places mentioned above. If not, you can at least get a better idea of where to look.