How Your Smartphone Can Save Your Life

How Your Smartphone Can Save Your Life

Just to let you know, this is NOT a sponsored post. It’s something I discovered on my phone just today and I wanted to post about it because it may one day save your life. I guess I could quite possibly be the only one out there that knew this, but thought I’d spread the word just in case. Check your smartphone to see if it’s capable of doing this. Your settings may be a bit different than mine since mine is on a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Here’s step by step instructions on what I did:

First off you will need to go to your Settings tab.


Second you will click on “Privacy and Safety.”


From there you will click “Yes” to SOS messages ON!


Once you do that, this screen will pop up. You will select who you want for your emergency contact. You can select several different people, not just one.  I of course chose my hubby. So now if you’re ever in the event of danger, being kidnapped, carjacked or anything else, you can press the power button quickly three times and it will send an alert to your emergency contact(s) you have selected if you’re in an emergency situation.

This could be such a lifesaver, and I just learned that my phone could do this. I did check on my husband’s phone, and my inlaw’s phones and they all had the feature. We do all have androids though, so I do not know if it will work on iPhone devices. This may be something you’d want to look into. It could save your life

Anything to save our life that is something so simple is perfect for me, and I thought you should know!

Have you tried this? Did you know about it?


  1. That’s amazing! I looked on my phone and I don’t have it but I have a note 2 so that’s probably why. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I don’t see anything like that in the settings on my iPhone. However, there’s an emergency option on the lock screen.

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is great. I just got a new smart phone. I will give this a try. Thank you for sharing

  4. I have a new Samsung, but it doesn’t have this feature. So handy! All phones should come with this.

  5. jennifer peters says:

    That’s great. It looks like most of the people posting including myself have different phones. I have an iphone6. I don’t see it listed as your is but I will keep looking if that feature is somewhere on my phone

  6. I didn’t know any of this. I guess you can learn something new every day.

  7. Rebecca Hoffman says:

    Great info.

  8. Edna Williams says:

    That’s great! I like this! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I will be looking tonight to see if I have this feature, and sharing this with my daughter. Thank You!

  10. I can’t do it on my LG Phone, but thanks for sharing, I will pass it on.

  11. this is really great to know==thanks for sharing

  12. My niece just got a smartphone so I will let her know this. Thanks for this information.

  13. I didn’t know my samsung could do this. Good to know.

  14. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I didn’t even know that you could do this to your phone, I will have to check my phone to see if
    this phone allows me to do this.

  15. Never knew about this. Thanks for posting about it.

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