How do I turn off Breaking News alerts? Fox News Team November 10, 2016 10:36 Updated Follow Open the Fox News app. Tap the ‘Sections’ button and scroll down to “Settings”. In the “Breaking News Alerts” item, toggle the switch to the Off position. Related articles How do I set the weather to my local area? How do I turn on Breaking News Alerts? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.