Samsung Galaxy smartphones have an SOS feature that will surely come in handy during emergencies.
This capability of your Samsung smartphone or smartwatch can assist you in raising an alert in an unprecedented event. Another great thing about this is that you can easily activate it.
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According to Samsung Newsroom UK‘s latest report, the SOS messages feature has been available on Samsung Galaxy devices since 2016. However, some users don’t even know that it exists.
Basically, it allows you to send alert messages to authorities whenever you feel that danger is coming or other unsafe scenarios.
This is essential since it can send auto-calls and messages to four designated contacts on your device without the need of dialing them. Once you activate this feature, all you need to do is press the lock button three times so that your contacts will be alerted.
After that, your Samsung device will automatically send an SOS message and a Google map link of your location to your contacts. Aside from this, it also sends pictures using the rear and front cameras, as well as a five-second recorded audio.
How to activate the SOS feature
Activating your Samsung Galaxy smartphone and smart watch’s SOS feature is very easy. All you need to do is follow these exact steps:
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How to activate the SOS feature on your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app.
- Go to Send SOSes, and then tap the switch to enable SOS messages.
- You’ll be asked to add an emergency contact. You can either create a contact or select from contacts, and then add or create your designated contact.
How to activate SOS feature on Samsung Galaxy smartphones
- Go to Settings.
- Go to the Advanced Features, and select Send SOS messages.
- You can select the recipient from your contact book or create a new contact, adding the mobile number for the recipient so they can receive your message.
Samsung Galaxy is not the only one with SOS feature
Aside from Samsung Galaxy devices, iPhone smartphones also have the SOS feature. Just like in Samsung Galaxy gadgets, iPhone’s security feature also allows its users to call emergency services and share their locations with saved contacts, as reported by Gear Brain. If you want to know how it is used and other details, all you need to do is click here.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon
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