Some of us may or may not know this, but on Android 10 on the Camon 15, there's an inclusion of an Emergency Alert. This alerts are quite different and unlike the normal alerts you know of on phones.
Unlike others we are used to on Android, this emergency alerts warns on matters of great concern/importance to a Nation. All of which are tailored with the hope of saving lives. Coming into being in accordance with stipulated rules by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission: An American organization/board, charged with regulating broadcasting and interstate communication by wire, radio, and television), Emergency Alerts are classified into four
• Extreme threats: This are Classified as threats to lives and properties, such as an impending catastrophic weather event like a hurricane, tornado, tsunami etc.
• Severe threats: This is also classified as threats to lives and properties but at a lesser scale when compared to the previously mentioned "Extreme Threats". It includes same types of situations, but on a smaller scale that doesn't involve evacuation/taking extreme precautionary measures.
• AMBER Alerts: Derived from the words "America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response", AMBER Alerts are specifically aimed at locating a missing child. It was named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old who was kidnapped and killed in 1996. It includes information such as a location, vehicle plate number etc, provided by the authorities with regards to the situation.
• Presidential alerts: These alerts fall into the "Extreme Threats" category, issued directly by the President of the United States (or through his office) and cannot be turned off under phone's settings.
Emergency Alerts are automatically enabled by default on Android. They can be quite loud and annoying sometimes, especially on a device with really good speakers like the Camon 15. There's no way you would miss it, particularly when you find yourself in the midst of people receiving same with you at the exact same time. But you can choose to disable it or set up based on preference. To do so on the Camon 15, go to your device "Settings">"Apps & Notifications">"Emergency Alerts">Toggle switch to the left from the list of categorized availabile option to disable, based on your preference.
Please note that disabling Emergency Alerts somehow puts you in harms way resulting from imminent threats that you might have been saved from by warnings provided by the service.
P.S: Emergency Alerts is also available on earlier Android devices, like Android 8.1 Oreo on the Camon 11. The problem though is that I can't give an exact directory of how to get to it because all attempt to do so, failed. But if you use the search function under your device "Settings", you'll come across it. All you have to do is search for the word "Emergency Alerts" using the search bar on your device "Settings" home page.
Click here to see how Emergency Alert has been used in the past.
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