A successful nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system was conducted last Sunday, and the authorities would like to express their gratitud
A successful nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system was conducted last Sunday, and the authorities would like to express their gratitude to those who provided feedback. People were requested to share their experiences and opinions using the feedback form available at .
Several individuals mentioned that they were surprised that the test alert did not override the silent mode on their phones. While the Emergency Mobile Alert does override silent mode on most phones, there are some models that do not allow it. This decision is made by the phone’s manufacturer and is beyond the control of the authorities.
There were also reports of people having difficulty locating the alert. If the alert is dismissed, it may still be accessible on the phone. Android phone users can usually find emergency alerts in the ‘Messages’ app, under ‘settings’, and by selecting ’emergency alert history’. For iPhone users, the alert will appear in the notifications, which can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen. It is important to note that deleting notifications will remove the alert as well.
To learn more about the significance of Emergency Mobile Alerts as an additional tool for staying informed during emergencies, visit the official website at https://getready.govt.nz/en/prepared/stay-informed/emergency-mobile-alert/.