Women’s Aid reveal fears that domestic abuse survivors who keep a secret phone hidden may become endangered
Women’s Aid have revealed their fears that domestic abuse survivors who keep a secret phone hidden may become endangered as a result of today’s emergency alert.
The charity has now given a breakdown on how such people can keep themselves safe – by turning the alert off.
Women’s Aid said for people who have an iPhone they should go into their settings and search for ’emergency alerts’.
They should then turn off ‘severe alerts’ and ‘emergency alerts’.
It is the same process for Android users, however on some devices you may also have to turn off ‘extreme threats’, ‘severe threats’ and ‘show amber alerts’.
West Mercia Police also shared a video created by Refuge that gives a step-by-step guide on how to turn the alerts off.
It wrote: “If you’re a domestic abuse survivor with a concealed phone, the alert could reveal your phone, even if it’s on silent.
“Watch Refuge’s video on how to opt-out.”