If you were in Ontario yesterday you likely had the scare of your life yesterday when you’re phone started making an incredibly loud alarm sound for and Amber Alert.
While these things are important to many it didn’t make much sense why they received the alert on their phone based on on the fact they live hours from where the abduction happened.
So if you’re looking for some way to avoid ever getting something like that again then don’t worry, there is a way.
There’s a couple of requirements your phone has to have to get the alert in the first place.
It has to be a smartphone, you can’t really change that unless you’re going to buy a flip phone, and it also has to be connected to the LTE network.
If you take your phone off the LTE network you should be able to avoid your phone making it sound like World War III has just broken out.
Exactly how you disconnect from the LTE network will depend on the phone you have, but it should be in your phones built in settings app and related to the cellular data section.
Once it’s turned off your phone should start using 3G instead of LTE.
Of course if you’re unconnected you won’t get any emergency alerts, so if a nuclear war does break out you’ll be the last to know but that’s entirely up to you.
For more information on the next emergency alert testing dates, click here.