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Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

A friend of mine just got an iphone on another network.  We were standing in the office and all of a sudden his phone started making a noise neither of us had ever heard from our phones. 

 

Turns out he had a Government Alerts section under his Notifications page.  It includes emergency alerts and Amber alerts.

 

When will ATT support this?

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Re: Government Alerts on ATT iphones?

Everyone, 

 

On June 14th, apple provided a carrier update to all customers running a version of iOS 6.1 or later on an iPhone 3GS or newer and iPad 2 and newer. This update enables customers with iphone 4S or newer and iOS 6.1 or later to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts to their apple devices. YAY! 

 

Please see About WEA for more information on Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

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Re: Carrier Settings Updated

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Scholar

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Looks likely.  But, the article doesn't mention the 3gs.

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Master

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I received this update on my iPad Mini yesterday, however, not on my iPhone 5. I think it might be because my iPhone 5 is currently jailbroken but I'm not sure. 

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jice wrote:

Looks likely.  But, the article doesn't mention the 3gs.


If not mentioned more then likely it will not happen for the phone, but then again this is supposition

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Former Employee

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There is an easy way to find out! Just look under Settings --> Notifications, scroll all the way down and if you see government alerts that your phone has received this update. Or you can go to Settings --> General --> About and your carrier file should say 14.1.

 

d.

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Scholar

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FWIW, I received the notice on my 3GS. I looked in settings and it how's AT&T version 14.1 but I can't find the govt alerts under notifications.
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gphipps wrote:
FWIW, I received the notice on my 3GS. I looked in settings and it how's AT&T version 14.1 but I can't find the govt alerts under notifications.

If they are like other vendors, they push the firmware out to all phones but only those capable of the function will show it.

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Irish Rose wrote:

I received this update on my iPad Mini yesterday, however, not on my iPhone 5. I think it might be because my iPhone 5 is currently jailbroken but I'm not sure. 


My iPhone 4S is jailbroken & I received the update. My sister in law has a 4S & hasn't gotten it yet. My sister got the update on her 3GS but she didn't get the government alerts. Don't know what the update did on her phone. It's only suppose to be for the 4S & 5.
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gphipps wrote:
FWIW, I received the notice on my 3GS. I looked in settings and it how's AT&T version 14.1 but I can't find the govt alerts under notifications.
The govt alerts are only for the 4S & 5.
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Re: Carrier Settings Updated

We have the 4 and 4s. Both carrier versions updated to 4.1 and the government alerts ARE in notifications on both phones. First I went to settings>general>about and then the message popped up that "carrier version was updated to 4.1". Then I went to settings>notifications and there they were at the very bottom of the notification page.

 

 

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amylyn1970 wrote:


The govt alerts are only for the 4S & 5.

 

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