How to Customize Alerts in the NBC DFW App

The newest version of our app features personalized news alerts for iOS and Android

The latest version of our app allows you to select the categories of news alerts you want to get from NBC DFW on your device. We’ve included topics that matter most to you, based on your feedback, and you can find all the alerts in one place.

To personalize your notifications, first check "Allow Notifications” when you download the new app.

If you already have the app, you can customize them at any time. Click the News Alerts in the bottom right corner of the navigation bar at the bottom of the app. Then click on Settings at the top in white.

If you see a blue tab next to a category that means you will receive push alerts for that subject.

Here is an explanation of the alerts offered:

News alerts will keep you updated on the latest and most urgent stories of the day in Dallas-Fort Worth, the U.S, and the World.

Traffic alerts will keep you in the know about major road closures, crashes and traffic troubles across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Sports alerts will bring you everything from the world of sports – look for all the news about the Cowboys, Rangers, Stars or Mavericks.

Consumer alerts will bring you great stories from the NBC 5 Responds team to the latest recalls and scam alerts.

Health alerts will bring you everything from flu and West Nile updates to the latest health breakthroughs.

What’s on NBC 5 will include stories that appear in our newscasts as well as updates on programming changes – if 'Days of Our Lives' is pre-empted and will air overnight, you’ll find out here!

Offbeat will bring you lighter, wacky and 'totally Texas' news.

To control the weather alerts, please click the + sign next to location under the radar and click Alert Settings.

Weather Experts gives you messages from our weather team, including the daily forecast information.

NWS Severe Weather Alerts delivers alerts issued by the National Weather Service (such as tornado warnings).

Lighting Alerts are alerts about lightning near you (beneficial for people with swimming pools or golfers).

Precipitation Alerts are the alerts about rain near the location(s) you selected.

You'll also notice there's a red bubble on the NBC DFW app logo on your phone. You can control that too, but that's controlled by your phone.

On your phone go to Settings, go to Notifications, scroll down to NBC 5 DFW, you can turn off Badgets and you'll no longer have the red bubble.

We hope you enjoy our new app (Download it HERE for iOS and HERE for Android. Please rate it in the app store and send us your feedback to KXASdigitalfeedback@nbcuni.com. Your comments will help us improve the app experience.

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