All smartphones have an Emergency SOS function, which allows you to call emergency services and alert your emergency contacts, quickly and easily, without having to mess around with apps, keypads and keyboards.
You can also call Triple Zero from a locked phone if you’re unable to unlock it.
Here’s how to do this on iPhone and Android devices.
When you make a call with Emergency SOS, your iPhone automatically calls Triple Zero (000) and shares your location information with emergency services.
You can also add emergency contacts. After an emergency call ends, your iPhone alerts your emergency contacts with a text message, unless you choose to chance.
If you start the countdown by accident, you can cancel. Release the side button and volume button before the countdown ends.
Using Emergency SOS
You can also add emergency contacts and set your phone to send them a message in an emergency.
If the call has been made but you don’t need emergency services, don’t hang up.
Wait until a responder answers, then explain that you don’t need help.
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