BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how much you like the alerts, the default tone is the loudest one available. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer.
First, there are actually two different types of alerts coming to you through the WLOX Weather app: Severe Weather Alerts and the WLOX Alerts.
We suggest leaving the Severe Weather Alert as something loud and annoying. That's the one that will tell you immediately when you're under a tornado warning, so you want something that will wake you up in the middle of the night, or get your attention from across the house.
The WLOX Alert is typically going to be information from our local meteorologists explaining what's happening, so it's going to vary in importance. You may prefer a less intrusive tone for that alert, something along the lines of a text message.
Just open the app, touch on the hamburger stack in the upper left-hand corner, choose "Settings" in the menu, then choose the sound/or turn off the alert tones for each of the different kinds of alerts.
The WLOX First Alert Weather Team never wants you to miss lifesaving information, but we also want our alerts to fit into your life. Remember, you can always send us feedback through the app. Just look for the feedback link in the menu right under settings.