Annoying High Alert!

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  1. liberated

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    First time I get this type of high pitch alert about flash flooding in my area. Is this from AT&T ?
     
  2. shutter13

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    Most likely you have notifications set up for one of your weather apps.
     
  3. liberated

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    No, I don't have any weather apps aside from Apple's. this was a very specific alert.
     
  4. shutter13

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    I never noticed it on iOS 6, It was probably there, but under settings>notification center at the bottom I have a section for government alerts. Amber alerts and emergency alerts. Could be that.
     
  5. liberated

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    That's it! Thanks
     
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  7. billnye97

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    The worst was when Verizon turned it on and I got an alert at 2am. Totally scared the crap out of me.


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  8. Smarty2600

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    Yeah if you go into settings you can turn off the alerts because they are annoying and there is no way to get the alerts without making the beeping sound.

    I finally turned off the alerts because they always occurred at night. And I agree it definitely freaked me out when I heard it the first time.


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    I'm looking around in iOS 6 and can't find a way to change the alert sound. Bummer, I want to have the alerts on, but would HATE that type of sound...
     
  10. MoneyMaker79

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    I'd like to keep mine on as well. I haven't had any alerts yet. Will I have the beeping sounds even with my iPhone always on vibrate?


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  11. billnye97

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    I agree. However, Presidential Alerts can't be turned off so we could possibly still get those (if they ever occur). I would assume those would be for something really terrible though.
     
  12. Rafagon

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    Do Presidents send Presidential Alerts from their smartphone, using an app? Or do they have to log on to a website to do it?

    Couldn't some very smart hackers figure out how to send Presidential Alerts and spam us?
     
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    I believe the Presidential Alerts are the same as the Emergency Broadcast System for radio & TV. Those haven't ever been hacked or even used in something like 17 years.
     
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    And the President certainly has no personal hand in the alerts, at least up until now.
     
  16. Rafagon

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    Yeah, he'll be too busy saving his own butt to worry about us. Typical.
     
  17. RoofMonkey

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    Wonder of he has an App for that, like Rafagon asked? Lol
     
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    Wow. That was a strange leap.
     
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