Emergency Alert! Government of India sent Emergency Alert message to your phone, know the meaning before OKing it.

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Emergency Alert: People have been receiving the message ‘Emergency Alert: Severe’ from the Government of India since morning. When the message came, it rang very loudly. Users are scared after hearing such a loud sound.

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Many people thought that some scam had taken place while others thought that there was some problem with the phone. But let us tell you, you do not need to panic. This emergency alert is being sent by the government. Since July 20, the government has been testing emergency alerts on the phones of many users. Let us know what this emergency alert is…

What time did the message come?

The government invited users to test the system between 12 noon and 1 pm. The message that came with the loud sound read, ‘This is a sample test message sent by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India through the Cell Broadcasting System.

Please ignore this message as it does not require any action from your end. This message has been sent to check the All India Disaster Alert System being implemented by the National Disaster Management Authority. The purpose of this system is to increase public safety and provide timely alerts during emergencies.

What are the benefits

Emergency Alert can be used not only for situations like disasters but also in war situations. This may prove to be best to alert the common people. Nowadays, smartphones are used more than TV and radio. Therefore this emergency alert will prove to be very effective. 

Turn on like this

iPhone:
– Go to the phone’s settings.
– Click on “Notification”.
– Turn on ‘Government Alerts’.

Android:
– Go to phone settings.
– Click on ‘Security and Emergency’.
– Turn on the ‘Emergency SOS Alert’ toggle.

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