For those that own a Samsung smartphone, you’ve probably have heard strange noises that continue without stopping. This is probably the Severe Weather Alert and many people don’t like to hear these emergency notification alerts on their smartphone. Below we’ll explain how to turn off and on Severe Weather Alerts on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5.
These severe weather warnings and emergency alerts come from government officials. They range from state agencies or larger groups like FEMA, FCC, Homeland Security or National Weather Service. It’s suggested to keep this feature turned on for your own safety. But if you still want to turn on or off severe weather alerts, we’ll teach you how to do this below.
You should know that your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5 has four different types of alerts. These include Presidential, Extreme, Severe, and AMBER alerts. You can turn off all of these alerts except for one of them and below we’ll explain how to disable Severe Weather Alerts on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5.
How to Turn Off Severe Weather Alerts
Turn on your smartphone and go to the Messaging app. Now follow the directions below to turn off severe weather alerts on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5:
- In the top right corner of the screen, tap on the three dots menu button.
- Then tap Settings.
- Tap on Emergency Alerts.
- Uncheck the boxes that you don’t want to get alerts from.
After you follow the instructions above, you’ll be able to turn off Severe Weather Alerts on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5. In the future, you may want to know how to turn alerts back on your smartphone. This can be done by just follow the steps above and checking the boxes you want alerts for. It’s important to note that you can turn off and on all alerts expect presidential alerts.