1. G8trMom09's Avatar
    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 06:15 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Your service provider has to support providing them - they may not be in your locale yet.
    09-20-2012 06:18 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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??
    It could very be a feature only for the 4S & 5. I know I have the options at the bottom of the notification settings.
    09-20-2012 06:19 PM
  4. jclisenby's Avatar
    I'm thinking its a feature only on the 4s and 5. My wife and a few friends on Verizon with the 4s got it. Me and my other friends with the 4 on Verizon didn't get it.
    09-20-2012 06:20 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I found this little tidbit here

    Some users also get new settings in the Notifications screenat the bottom, grouped under Government Alertsfor 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.
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    09-20-2012 06:28 PM
  6. tinktink09is's Avatar
    I have a 4s and I do not have that option. AT&T is my carrier.
    09-20-2012 06:33 PM
  7. tharley46's Avatar
    I have a 4S with AT&T provider and I have NO government settings for warnings.
    09-20-2012 07:06 PM
  8. akonih's Avatar
    Same here 4s with at&t no goverment warning settings that sucks
    02-08-2013 03:25 PM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    It depends partly on AT&T and partly on your location. It's not on the 5 with AT&T in most locations either.
    02-08-2013 04:57 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    From what I read, AT&T can't serve up those warnings on LTE. That's why it tends to not work on the 5.
    02-08-2013 05:27 PM
  11. vicki rupp's Avatar
    I can't find it on my iPhone5 either!
    02-23-2013 06:21 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    I can't find it on my iPhone5 either!
    If you have it... it's under >>Settings >>Notifications -- if it's not there, your carrier doesn't support it in your area.
    02-23-2013 06:23 PM
  13. sarah143music's Avatar
    I have this same problem with my iPhone 4. I'm almost positive it's not just for iPhone 4S and 5 because my mom has a galaxy note 1 as it works on hers. If you figure anything out, please let me know and ill do the same. Thanks
    05-26-2013 01:50 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    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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    05-26-2013 02:49 PM
  15. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Got it on my VZ 4S. It was enabled for me. I never set it myself.
    Good Luck
    05-26-2013 10:00 PM
  16. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I have it on my Verizon iPhone 5. It's actually gone off for me a few times so I know it works as well.
    05-26-2013 11:25 PM
  17. wonderwest's Avatar
    My wife and I just got new IPhone 5s and my phone has the government alearts and my wife's doesn't. whats up with that. can i load it on her phone??
    05-29-2013 01:16 AM
  18. David Dutton1's Avatar
    I have a 4s AT&T and I get govt and amber alerts.. I'm in Charlotte, nc.

    I think it's 4s and up only and depends on carrier AND location. So some AT&T customers get it some places and others don't
    08-30-2013 01:06 AM
  19. pr1nce's Avatar
    I have a Verizon 4s. I get government emergency alerts.
    09-01-2013 02:14 AM
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