The UK Government is implementing an emergency alert system

This is an important message to those with or those who support people with hidden phones. Please take the time to read through thoroughly before deciding on the best course of action for you.

The UK Government is implementing an emergency alert system.

All compatible smartphones will be able to receive an emergency alert in instances where there is a danger to life in the area you’re located, for instance flooding or public health emergencies. You will receive an emergency alert even if your phone is on silent or ‘do not disturb’.

The emergency alert will play a loud alarm noise and present a push notification to the user.

This alert system is expected to be tested sometime in the near future, so it is important to take action now, rather than later.

In order to turn these notifications off, you will need to head to your settings and look for ‘emergency alerts’. There is an instructional video on how to do this here:

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