This post will walk you through accessing the built-in wireless emergency alerts configuration on the new Samsung Galaxy Flip smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to manage wireless emergency alerts settings on the Galaxy Z Flip4 device.
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High-end smartphones can now be utilized as an emergency tool in a critical situation. This is made possible with the entrenched safety and emergency features such as medical info, emergency contacts, send SOS messages, wireless emergency alerts, earthquake alerts, and more.
Depicted below is a step-by-step walkthrough about managing the wireless emergency alerts settings on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 device. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.
- 1. Open the Settings app menu to get started.
To do so, simply tap on the gear-shaped icon on the Home screen or Apps screen of your phone.
- 2. In the Settings menu, scroll down to the mid-section then tap Safety and emergency.
Another menu opens with a list of all relevant features including medical info, wireless emergency alerts and more.
- 3. Tap Wireless emergency alerts to continue.
On the succeeding menu, you will see different types of alerts and functions that you can turn off or on.
- 4. To ensure that your phone gets the latest wireless emergency alerts issued by your local or national government, enable the Allow alerts switch.
Just tap to turn the switch ON, if it’s off.
- 5. Under the Alerts section, you'll see different types of alerts that your phone is eligible to get for as long as they're turned on or activated.
Be sure to turn on the switch next to the type of alert that you'd like to receive on your device.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
For Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, wireless emergency alerts may consist of extreme threats, severe threats, AMBER alerts, test alerts (when carrier conducts monthly tests), and more.
You can also manage your alert preferences, if needed. To do so, navigate to the Alert preferences section then choose the option or setting that you’d like to manage.
Among the available options include turning alert vibration on or off, alert reminder, and speak alert message if you’d like to use text-to-speed for your phone to speak wireless emergency alert messages.
What are emergency alerts?
The Government has developed a specialized public information service that’s programmed to alert citizens to emergencies both in the local area and nationwide. Such a service is called Emergency alerts.
If you own an iPhone or Samsung phone, you’ll typically receive these emergency alerts that represent a severe threat to life and/or property.
Oftentimes, these alerts are delivered in a form of text-based message that’s broadcasted from cell towers to active mobile phones. Content of these alerts are usually detailing the emergency and actions that people need to take to ensure their safety.
If your phone is not getting any of these alert messages even during critical circumstances like typhoons or earthquakes, then there’s a good chance that they’re disabled on your device settings. Should this be the case, manually turning this feature on is needed.
What devices can receive wireless emergency alerts?
Earlier Samsung phones however, particularly those that were released before 2016 may not be able to receive emergency alerts as the feature is not yet supported. In order to get wireless emergency alerts, your device must have 4G or 5G network support.
For 4G and 5G smartphones that are not getting emergency alerts, environmental factors such as tall buildings or structures that may hinder the 4G or 5G network reception are usually the underlying causes unless there are no recent emergency alerts sent by the designated government agency in the local area or country.
And that’s all about reconfiguring the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s default wireless emergency alerts settings according to your needs and preferences.