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Weather Alerts | How to set them up on your iPhone or Android phone

Both iPhone and Android devices allow users to customize notifications for storms, tornadoes, or other severe weather threats.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY News 2 wants to make sure you receive the latest severe weather alerts on your phone. It's simple to set up and could save your life in the event of a tornado or other severe weather event. 

You’ll need to do two things to make sure your phone is ready to go! 

  • Download the WFMY News 2 App, check weather notifications. 
  • In addition, check your phone to make sure you receive government weather warnings and alerts.
  • For iPhone | https://apple.co/3aaH6iM 
  • For Android | https://bit.ly/3aea9Sv

We'll explain both below!


You can download the WFMY News 2 app a few ways, here are the options below:

Text the word APP to 336-379-5775

►For iPhone | https://apple.co/3aaH6iM 

►For Android | https://bit.ly/3aea9Sv


No matter whether you use an iPhone or Android, the process is the same.

STEP ONE: Open the WFMY News 2 App.

STEP TWO: Tap the gear in the top right corner.

STEP THREE: Tap “Notification settings,” and find “Severe Weather Alerts.”

STEP FOUR: Make sure to turn on notifications, and you can pick how many alerts you get.

  • If you want more, tap the option with statements and advisories.
  • If you want fewer, tap the option with warnings only.
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On iPhone:

Click on Settings, then Notifications, next scroll to the bottom and make sure "Government Alerts" is turned on.

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Make sure settings are approved for government alerts

When severe weather is near – your phone will vibrate and play an emergency tone based on your location.

On Android: 

You can also customize alert settings by searching for ALERTS in the settings area on your phone. It may look a little different depending on which android-based phone you have.

In general, search for alerts, emergency, or “cell broadcasting.” From there, you can choose which alerts you want on or off.

►For the latest weather conditions and forecast text the keyword WEATHER to 336-379-5775


Only when it is safe to do so, please share your storm and damage pictures and videos by texting 336-379-5775. Make sure to include your name and location in your text. You can also email photos to news@wfmy.com or to webteam@wfmy.com, or myphotos@wfmy.com

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Share your storm damage photos by texting WFMY News 2 at 336-379-5775.

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