ALL iPhone users are urged to turn on certain settings that could save their lives.
Apple iPhones are equipped with many safety and privacy features that are meant to keep you and your data safe.
One such tool includes Emergency Notifications – this includes government and public safety.
What are emergency notifications?
iPhone’s emergency notifications are alerts issued by your country or region’s government.
Alerts can include imminent threats to safety or life or severe weather warnings.
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Other notifications include AMBER alerts (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) for missing children.
How to turn on Emergency notifications
By default, these Alerts should be turned on for your device, but in the event that it’s not, So geht's.
First head to your iPhone’s Settings, then tap on Notifications.
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Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and under Government Alerts, you can select which alert to turn on or off.
You also may be able to test the notifications on your device beforehand to make sure they work.
How to receive Test Emergency Alerts
If your iPhone is connected to a carrier in the United States, you can enable Test Emergency Alerts.
By default, this is turned off, Apple noted on their support webpage.
“When you receive this type of alert, you’ll hear a sound that’s similar to an alarm, and the alert will mention that it’s a test,” the tech giant explained.
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“Government test alerts are available with U.S. carriers, including Puerto Rico.”
To turn this feature on, go to Settings > Notifications > turn Test Alerts on or off.