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No Government Notifications?
I've been reading that iOS 6 comes with Government notifications as an option now (amber alert and emergency alert). You're supposed to go to settings > notifications and be able to turn them on. I don't see the option anywhere. I'm curious if anyone else with a 4 is having this issue? Or are these options 4S and 5 specific??
- 09-20-2012, 05:18 PM #2
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- 09-20-2012, 05:20 PM #4
- 09-20-2012, 05:28 PM #5
I found this little tidbit here
Some users also get new settings in the Notifications screen—at the bottom, grouped under Government Alerts—for enabling or disabling AMBER Alerts and Emergency Alerts. In our testing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sprint and Verizon users see these settings, while AT&T users do not. However, the availability of these settings also appear to depend on your location: Responses to an informal poll of Twitter users indicate that Verizon users in some parts of the country get the settings, but those in other locations do not.
- 09-20-2012, 05:33 PM #6
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- 05-26-2013, 12:50 PM #13
- 05-26-2013, 01:49 PM #14
Re: No Government Notifications?
As many have said, this is not on every iPhone out there. Here is the AT&T page about Emergency Alerts, for example, with this info:
If you expected to receive a Wireless Emergency Alert but did not, consider the following possible scenarios:
-You do not have a WEA capable device.
-Your device is not enabled and is set to opt out of that particular alert.
-You are not in an area that was geographically targeted to receive a Wireless Emergency Alert.
-Your device was in an active voice call or data session during the time period that the Wireless Emergency Alert was broadcast.
And for further reading: Why Some AT&T Customers Aren't Getting Those Wireless Alerts About Nem - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD
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