Smartphones can do a lot and mobile technology is growing rapidly as we move forward. a feature that Android The smartphone has an emergency SOS feature that you may not have known about. This is nothing new, rather it has been available on phones for a long time, but not many people know about it or use it.
Emergency SOS can be a life saver at a time when you are not able to think of anything but need help in a difficult situation. Pressing the power button of your Android phone 5 times will trigger the SOS feature and it will contact your local emergency number. This could be 112, 911 or 999, depending on the region.
In India, the local emergency number is 112. That said, your device will call that number when you trigger the Emergency SOS feature. However, there is a way to change that number and pass it on to someone you know.
Having a personal emergency contact number is great as it informs your known contacts and also allows them to act quickly. In this article, we will show you how you can easily set up the Emergency SOS feature and add an emergency contact on your Android phone.
Turn on Emergency SOS and Add Emergency Contacts
step 1: Open Settings on your Android phone and tap on Safety & Emergency.
step 2: Tap on Emergency SOS.
step 3: Now toggle on Emergency SOS.
Now, it is different for each phone. The above options will be a Pixel and stock Android phones. If you don’t find it, simply search for ‘SOS’ or ‘Emergency’ in the search field to find the feature.
step 4: After doing that, go back to the Security & Emergency page and tap on Emergency Contacts.
Step 5: Tap Add Contact and select the emergency number you want to add.
As stated above, the process may be slightly different for you depending on the device you are using. The process is almost the same in most phones.
How to turn on Emergency SOS and add emergency contacts on Android This post first appeared on BGR India.