The emergency alerts on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus that is offered to all users at the initiative of various safety agencies or government officials aren’t very popular among Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus users. That’s because, just like their names suggest, these alerts are only supposed to trigger at very important events, as signaled by the Homeland Security, the National Weather Service, the FCC or FEMA, and so on.
Since getting the emergency alerts on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus isn’t the norm, many people are unaware of them. But only until they happen to go on by mistake, without an actual cause. When they do, chances are you’ll get really scared by the noisy notifications, as they make very weird and loud sounds, not to mention the nonstop vibrations!
If it happened to you too, we can see why you’re looking to turn them off. And we’ll show you exactly how to do it, with one mention – forget the Presidential alert, that’s the only one that you can’t disable no matter how hard you try! For all the others, however, you can interfere if you follow our simple instructions:
To Turn Off Emergency Weather Alerts From Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus…
- Start by opening the Messages app, the one responsible for delivering these emergency messages;
- Access the settings of this app, by expanding the app menu from the 3-dot icon at the upper right corner of the screen;
- When the Menu opens up, you’ll see the Settings entry and you can tap on it;
- From all the Settings available in there, find the Emergency Alerts and select it;
- Next, you’ll see the Weather Alerts along with the Presidential, the Extreme, the Severe, and the AMBER alerts;
- Uncheck the boxes of the emergency alerts that you wish to deactivate and leave the app settings.
If you ever change your mind, you know where to go and check the active emergency alerts on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. For what is worth, however, we strongly advise you to keep these options enabled all the time.
You have them for a reason and you would probably prefer getting scared every now and then, by false alarms, but still get to find out as soon as possible about any potential hazard!