Setting Up Severe Weather Alerts on Your iPhone or Android: A Guide


Customizing Severe Weather Alerts on Your iPhone or Android

GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY News 2 is committed to ensuring you stay informed about the latest severe weather alerts on your mobile device.

To prepare your phone for upcoming weather events, follow these two essential steps:


  1. Download the WFMY News 2 App and enable weather notifications.
  2. Check your phone settings to ensure you receive government weather warnings and alerts.

For Government Weather Alerts:

On iPhone:

  • Navigate to Settings, then Notifications.
  • Scroll to the bottom and ensure that “Government Alerts” is turned on.

When severe weather approaches, your iPhone will vibrate and play an emergency tone based on your location.

On Android:

  • Customize these settings by searching for ALERTS in the phone’s settings area. The specific location may vary depending on your Android-based phone.
  • Look for options like alerts, emergency, or “cell broadcasting.” From there, choose the alerts you want to enable or disable.