In case of an emergency, both Android and iOS smartphones include simple systems for notifying friends, family, or other reliable contacts. Users may set up emergency location sharing on Android, which enables them to check in on loved ones.
What is location sharing for emergencies?
Android provides emergency services with information about a designated emergency contact from the lock screen. The contacts can also be notified by holding down a smartphone’s power button. The configuration may differ slightly depending on the phone you have and the Android version it runs, but the basics should stay the same.
Including medical content on Android
The emergency location-sharing feature has been available for a long time and assists users in dialing 112. Now, however, users may add their medical information, such as blood type, health issues, medical reports, and more, to the built-in emergency location-sharing tool, which can help sick individuals obtain care as soon as possible. Although we hope we never use it, having it available can be incredibly useful.
The built-in Emergency SOS feature can be configured as follows to communicate location and medical information in the event of an emergency:
1. For a few seconds, press and hold the power button on your smartphone.
2. Next, click or hit the Emergency SOS button at the bottom of the screen.
3. Your smartphone will then dial 112. This is an automatic emergency call. Reject that.
4. Next, select the Medical Information option from the list of choices at the bottom of your screen.
5. Include all of your medical information that would be necessary for an emergency.
6. Press the Done button when you’re finished.
With the release of the iPhone 14 series of handsets, Apple also introduced the Emergency SOS feature. When a user doesn’t have a cellular connection, it enables them to send a message to first responders.