Set up safety features on Android devices to stay safe and contact authorities when needed.
Android devices are becoming increasingly popular due to their numerous safety features. These features can be set up to help you stay safe in dangerous situations, contact the authorities when needed, and even send automatic alerts when you’ve been involved in a car accident. Both the Pixel series from Google and Samsung’s Android devices running the latest One UI 5 feature a suite of tools you can use to help you stay out of danger or get help when needed.
Google Pixel’s Safety app includes the Personal Safety app, which is a hub for all of the personal safety features that can be incorporated into your phone use. This includes an emergency SOS, emergency sharing, car crash detection, and much more. The emergency SOS feature can be activated by hitting the power button five times in a row and will immediately call your local authorities, send a text with your real-time location and updates to emergency contacts, and even record a video of the situation. Emergency sharing allows you to contact friends and family, as well as automatically update them with your whereabouts and phone status. Safety check is a timer which, if not shut off before it finishes its countdown, will alert your emergency contacts to your location.
Samsung’s safety features include emergency SOS and emergency alerts, which can be set up to call a designated emergency contact. Wireless emergency alerts can be set up to include extreme threats, severe threats, and AMBER alerts, as well as earthquake alerts in certain regions. Setting up Samsung’s safety features is easy and only takes a couple of minutes.
Setting up safety features on an Android device is an important step to take. It only takes a few minutes to configure these settings, and they can be invaluable in an emergency. Google’s Pixel and Samsung’s Android devices both have a suite of tools to help you stay safe, and the Nothing Phone also makes use of the Safety app from Google. It is highly recommended to take the time to familiarize yourself with each of these features.