How to Silence Amber Alerts on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Amber Alerts are an important tool for spreading critical information about missing children and other emergencies. However, receiving constant notifications can be disruptive and overwhelming, especially during inappropriate times.

If you find yourself wanting to silence Amber Alerts on your Android device, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to achieve that.

Before we begin: It’s essential to note that silencing Amber Alerts may hinder your ability to receive timely emergency information. We recommend considering this decision carefully and only proceed if you genuinely understand the potential consequences.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To start, navigate to the Settings app on your Android device. You can typically find it in your app drawer or by swiping down and selecting the gear icon in the notification shade.

Step 2: Locating Sound & Vibration Settings

Scroll through the Settings menu until you find the “Sound & Vibration” option. Tap on it to access further settings related to sounds and vibrations on your device.

Step 3: Selecting Emergency Broadcasts

Within the “Sound & Vibration” settings, locate and tap on “Emergency broadcasts.” This option is typically listed under categories such as “Ringtone” or “Notification sound.”

Step 4: Configuring Amber Alert Settings

On the “Emergency broadcasts” screen, you should see a list of different types of alerts that can be received on your device. Look for an option related to Amber Alerts or child abductions specifically.

  • If there is an option specifically labeled “Amber Alerts,” tap on it.
  • If there isn’t a specific option for Amber Alerts, look for a broader category like “Extreme Threats” or “Severe Alerts.” In these cases, Amber Alerts may be included by default.

Step 5: Silencing Amber Alerts

Once you have selected the appropriate Amber Alert option, you will likely see a screen with different customization options. Look for an option related to notification sound or alert sound.

  • If the option is set to a specific sound, tap on it and select “None” or “Silent” from the available choices.
  • If there is a toggle switch next to the Amber Alert option, simply turn it off.


Congratulations! You have successfully silenced Amber Alerts on your Android device.

Remember that by doing this, you may miss critical information during emergencies. It’s vital to stay informed about potential risks and adjust your settings accordingly.

It’s important to strike a balance between staying informed and managing interruptions effectively. By following these steps, you can tailor your Android device’s settings to suit your preferences while ensuring you are still informed during critical situations.

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