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How to control push notifications on the WIS News News App

Step 1: Open the App menu. Step 1: Open the App menu.
Step 2: Open the App settings. Step 2: Open the App settings.
Step 3: Turn push alerts on or off. Step 3: Turn push alerts on or off.

At WIS, we strive to keep you updated on the day's events, breaking news, weather and sports.   

One of the tools we use is the push alert mechanism through the free WIS News 10 app. The application allows us to send alerts to your mobile device at any time day or night.

Throughout a 24-hour period, we send out all types of alerts ranging from breaking news to weather bulletins all the way to minor programming changes or newscast promotion.

We understand these alerts can sometimes interrupt your lives. It is our intention to be there when you need us, but not drive you crazy with intrusions you may feel are not important.  

We want to let you know you have the option to choose which alerts you receive and which to ignore.

To see which alerts you currently receive, there are just a few easy steps to take:

1. Open the WIS News 10 App on your mobile device

2. Tap the three horizontal lines near the top left of your screen. This will open the app menu.

3. Tap the wheel near the bottom right of the menu. this will open the app settings.

4. Choose which alerts you wish to receive by tapping "on" or "off."

If you'd like to opt out of alerts altogether, tap "off" next to "Push Notifications."

Here is a short description of the alert classifications:

BREAKING NEWS: Breaking and developing news. 

CONTESTS: Messages about WIS contests.

OTHER: All other types of news, events & promotions. You could receive several of these per day.

PROGRAMMING: Information related to WIS-TV programming, including promotions for specific newscasts and other programs.

SPORTS: Developing stories in the sports world. USC and Clemson developments are included here.

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Road closures, traffic accidents and other transportation-related news

WAKEUP: What you can expect on WIS News 10 Sunrise.

WEATHER ALERTS: Weather alerts, including watches and warnings and other weather-related bulletins.

iOS users: All other push notifications except for "BREAKING" alerts will be silent from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Also, users can set "quiet time" for app push alerts. In the same menu where you see alerts, you'll see an option for "quiet time." If you choose to turn quiet time on, you can set specific hours for the app to be silent. 

Thank you for choosing the WIS News 10 App for your news, weather and sports needs. We understand that you have a choice and appreciate the choice you've made. 

If you're reading this and would like the WIS News 10 App, click/tap here for a link to download it on your app store. If you're interested in the WIS Weather App, click/tap here.

As always, we'd love to hear from you with any feedback on our news and weather apps. Please contact us @ 803-758-1246.

Copyright 2015 WIS. All rights reserved.

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