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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dontpanicbobby, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    How do you delete them once they are resolved?

     


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    Post #11 by MoodyBlues, Jan 20, 2020 (3 points)
  3. The_Chief

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    As far as I know, we don't. I suppose they'll eventually roll off... but that's a great question for your local emergency management agency. Let us know what they say
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah never had to do anything....it just goes away.
     
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  5. MoodyBlues

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    Same here.
     
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  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I'll just wait then. Soft reset didn't work.
     
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  7. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Once you turn them off, they are off for good.
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Can you just force stop the app?
     
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Thanks @puppykickr. It's possible but I just tried stopping it from 'overlaying other apps'. God forgive I get another one but I'll soft reset later tonight and see what happens.
    Settings are our friends.
     
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  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    There is no app for amber alerts. It uses a technology called cell broadcasting. Certain cell towers will get turned on and any phone within the cell tower range will recieved the alert. On my note 10+ you can turn on or off the alert. Among other things since the cell broadcast can be used for other things other then amber alerts

    Edit: settings>connections>more connections>emergency alerts>amber alerts

    Here is a great article to read:
    https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/amber-alert-explainer/
     
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  11. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert


    Actually, at least on my devices (7.1.1 & 8.1.0) there IS a system app called 'Cell Broadcast) that can be force stopped.
    I actually use a firewall to block all online access to it.

    Screenshot_2020-01-20_14-36-56.png
     
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  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    On my 8.0.0, I do have settings for emergency broadcasts, including AMBER alerts:

    Screenshot_20200120-144100.png

    The only things you cannot turn off are presidential alerts. :eek:
     
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  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Mine is Wireless Emergency Alerts also. LG G7. I guess I need to drill down through the menus. It's still there.
     
  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Turns out uf you open that app (The icon in Settings on my LG G7 ThinQ says Emergency Alerts but when you tap on it it says Wireless Emergency Alerts on the title bar) you can just hold down on the Alert and choose Delete.
    Thanks @MoodyBlues!
     
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