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How can I stop the loud alert sounds that occur unannounced


Well-known member
Jul 2, 2015
Try going into Settings>Notifications, then scrolling down until you reach two toggle switches: one for AMBER alerts, and the other for Emergency alerts. Make sure that both of these are off, if you don't want to receive (hear) the alert notifications for these.

Rob Phillips

iPhone X & Apple TV Champion, Moderator
May 1, 2012
Welcome to iMore! Are there any accompanying notifications? It's odd that you would hear an audible sound with nothing coming up on the screen. Perhaps it's a emergency or amber alert? These can be turned off in Settings > Notifications.

When you pull down Notification Center do you get any indication of what the alerts could be?