Ever happened to you to get scared to death by an accidentally triggered emergency alert? Daytime or nighttime, even the famous Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus can manifest such flaws. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to avoid it. But until then:
Did you know that…
- The severe weather warnings and other emergency alerts of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are backed up by the most reputable sources?
- When your smartphone triggers such an alert, you can expect it to be already confirmed by some of the government officials, perhaps state or local safety agencies, FCC, FEMA, National Weather Service or, why not, the Homeland Security itself?
- The service is meant to offer the Samsung users the best protection in case of extreme weather and help them react in time to save their lives, if the situation is so critical?
- In fact, your smartphone can automatically display four different alerts – the AMBER alerts, Severe, Extreme, and Presidential.
- Despite the importance of all these notifications, Samsung isn’t forcing its users to keep the alerts active?
In the light of the last observation, let us make a short reflection pause. If you cannot stand these alerts, it’s not you, it’s your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus that displays one of the most annoying and loudest alerts from all the Android devices on the market!
It is understandable that the manufacturer wanted to make sure that users will take it as it is, a very serious alert, though, the terrifying sound is hard to tolerate by many. If you want to shut it off, you can and you have the right to do so. The Presidential alert, however, is the only one that cannot be disabled.
To turn off the Weather Alerts on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus:
- Go to the Home screen of your smartphone;
- Launch the Messages app, from the Home panel or from the App drawer, depending on where you’ve placed it;
- Once inside the app, access its menu;
- Go to the top-right corner and tap on the 3-dot symbol;
- From the context menu that launches, select the Settings option;
- Now browse through the settings until you find the Emergency Alerts;
- Tap on the Emergency Alerts and you will be redirected to a sub-menu with the different types of alerts that we just mentioned above;
- All of them are checked by default, you can uncheck the ones that you no longer want to receive.
Leave the menus when you’re done and keep in mind that you can always reactivate all those alerts on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus by going back to the Messages Settings and tweaking the Emergency Alerts options.