MILLIONS of Android phones have an often-overlooked app that could save your life.
It’s called “Personal Security” and you may never have noticed.
However, it is important to check this as it contains several important pieces of informationsome of which are invaluable in an emergency.
In the Play Store it appears as “Personal Safety”, but in your app list it appears as “Safety”.
The app is designed as a one-stop shop for your security.
Google explains: “Personal Safety is a Pixel app that helps you prepare and respond to an emergency by quickly connecting you to the help and information you need.”
What is included in the Personal Safety app?
One of the main features of Personal Safety is Emergency SOS.
You can activate the emergency SOS by pressingquickly press the button five or more times.
And you can set up your emergency contacts, call emergency services, share your location and important information, and even send videos of your situation to friends.
Emergency clearance must be set up in advance.
There is also a security check mode that allows you to create a check-in timer.
This can confirm to friends that you’re safe – or start emergency sharing if you don’t respond by the end of the timer.
Personal safety also includes car accident detection – but note that this is not available in all countries.
“If your phone detects that you’ve been in a car accident, it can automatically call for help,” Google explained.
Personal Safety can notify you of nearby natural disasters and public emergencies.
And in the “Emergency Information” section, you can enter your medical information.
You can also select emergency contacts.
These details are available when your phone is locked by default, so first responders can access them in an emergency.
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The app is extremely popular among Android phone owners and has received a 4/5 rating on the Google Play Store based on nearly 24,000 reviews.
If you don’t have the Personal Safety app installed yet, you can download it Here.