Optional Use of iOS Critical Alerts


One of the new features in the upcoming release of iOS 12 is that of “Critical Alerts” which are:

A new type of opt-in alert for important information, like reports from a healthcare provider, which you’ll receive even during Do Not Disturb.

I am submitting a feature request to have Canary consider bringing these alerts to the iOS 12 App. I would encourage it to be set up with the following additional components:

  • This should be an opt-IN only setting (should not default)
  • This should only be available for alerts that are above a certain level of certainty (to keep there from being false alarms)
  • An option to allow for Person Detection alerts only to be sent this way.