NWEAS message

jmorris1974

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For those of us in the states, we just got a message from the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. Did anyone else have the message show up in Samsung Messages first before getting it on your default text messaging app?
 

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I just thought it was weird that it showed up in both my messaging apps. I got the lock screen message like Amber alerts and severe weather, but when I clicked on it, it opened up in Samsung Messages first and then showed up in Android messages a few minutes later.
 

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My phone was on silent, but a lot from the cafeteria I was at did go off. I checked my phone by pressing the power button and the message was on the screen. Disappeared once I pressed OK.
It is still in my stock message app.

My Gear S3 did not get it.
 

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Yeah the stupid thing I got it five or six times because I kept swiping it away and wouldn't click on okay. So the noise kept going off and I couldn't get back into my messages. Someone told me to do a restart on my phone so I did and I deleted the message from my message app. But then the sound alert kept going off a couple more times without the pop-up text message. I do not approve of these messages and did not want to click on okay. If they want to send it as a security message or a national message alert that's fine. But do not have a need to put the word presidential on it SMH. I finally had to hit the stupid okay button in order for it to go away.
 

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I received it on my phone as an alert. I also received it about a minute later on my Gear S as a text message, which was not even connected to my Note 9. But not in my text messaging app on my phone.
 

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I only got the on screen alert & hit ok. Went into emergency alert settings and saw the alert there, tried to screenshot it. Got, "Can't take screenshot due to security policy."
 

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Options that come to mind:

Carrier isn't configured correctly to send them. (Bug at carrier)
OR non-US carrier/SIM
OR phone is off
OR sorry to tell you this, but you didn't make the list of those to save. LOL
I think the most likely possibility is the last one
 

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I got it. But there was no alert, message ringtone or notification. I happened to notice it when I went into my text app.
 

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