With iOS 7, Apple introduced a feature that allowed governments to send alerts to iPhone users for things such as missing children and natural disasters. And as much as I enjoy being warned of impending snowstorms by a blaring alarm, being woken up at 3am isn’t fun, especially when you’ve already heard about said impending storm all day through various weather apps.
Luckily for those of us who enjoy sleep—and are already aware of current events—it’s possible to turn these alarms off via the Settings app. Thank God.
Turning Off Government Alerts
To start, launch the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Notification Center. Scroll to the bottom of the Notification Center settings screen until you hit a header labeled Government Alerts. If you’re in the US, you’ll see two options under this header: AMBER Alerts and Emergency Alerts.
To the right of each of these options you’ll find on/off switches. Turn these alerts off at your own risk and enjoy your newfound sleep.
Feature Image Via: Aaron Parecki