Beyond making and receiving calls in an emergency, smartphones are capable of much more.
A gadget should quickly and effectively alert people to take safety precautions in an emergency. Smartphones can help to protect your safety, whether you occasionally need to be disconnected from a physical office or you need to tell reliable people in an emergency.
People at work are not using phones. As a result, their phone will assist them, turning their phones into a tool that could save their lives.
Emergency SOS Feature
The Emergency SOS feature on your phone will first connect you to a 9-1-1 dispatcher when you use it. Once your conversation with the dispatcher is over, a text message with your current location will be sent to your emergency contacts. It’s okay if you prefer to disable location services. During Emergency SOS, your phone will automatically turn location services back on.
- The Emergency SOS feature on your phone can be used in various ways.
- On some phones, you can start the 911 call by dragging the red slider after pushing the side button five times to activate the Emergency SOS feature.
- Holding the side button and a volume button together until the Emergency SOS slider displays is an additional method for turning on this feature.
- When the screen appears, you have two options for initiating the call: either slide the red slider or hold the buttons down while it starts. This can come in handy if you need to make a phone call and cannot look down at your phone. In addition, it could save your life if you know how to use this phone feature.
Use your Phone’s Medical ID Feature
You may not be aware that your phone includes a Medical ID feature. You can save data on the Medical ID that a doctor or medical professional would require access to, particularly in an emergency. You can keep a record of past medical conditions and drug-related information. In an emergency, it’s essential to have this information preloaded. Having this information on your phone can help emergency personnel to help you. They may need to know your medical history, medications you’ve been taking, weight, height, blood type, and more.
To make this option visible even when your phone is locked, activate it in your Health settings. You can add emergency contacts here as well.
Create the List of Emergency Contacts
Before a crisis, you should add your emergency contacts to your phone, so they are ready to go when you need to use Emergency SOS. The procedures for configuring the emergency contact details vary depending on the phone (iPhone, Android). You typically need to access your Medical ID settings to add your family members or close friends’ contact information in an emergency. Make use of this tool to ensure that your loved ones will be contacted in case of an emergency.
Download further Health and Emergency Apps
There are several phone apps available that can track your health and wellbeing. For example, there are applications for tracking your meals and exercise and a stethoscope app for checking your heart rate. Apps that assist in providing information in urgent situations are also available. For example, if no medical assistance is available, several applications can provide self-treatment advice or direct you to nearby CPR-trained people in a specific area. Additionally, there are apps available that let you ask a friend or relative to keep you company virtually when you’re travelling alone.
Voice Based Assistants
Googling has become even more straightforward thanks to voice-based intelligent assistants, which is beneficial when people cannot use their hands.
The built-in functionality of the operating system gives Apple’s assistant, Siri, the advantage of offering to activate emergency services and providing addresses for the closest medical facilities. It is a standard feature, and even if a user accidentally says, “Siri, call 911,” a countdown will start allowing them to end the call.
Voice assistants have a lot of potential for initiating emergency action.
You Never Get Lost
You’ll never go lost if you have your smartphone with you and use GPS-enabled apps like Google Earth. For example, you can locate a road, a gas station, or a lake nearby.
We can now predict the upcoming weather thanks to the weather applications that are already installed on our phones. It benefits us much. Because the climate is constantly shifting and unpredictable, it protects us from sandstorms, hurricanes, and many other extreme kinds of weather. Therefore, we should thank our smartphones for saving the day by providing a helpful weather forecast anytime we need one.
The smartphone is not just an entertaining device. It also has a lot of potential to save our lives using the above life savings methods. We should be thankful for our smartphones, which do so many things for us to make our life easy.