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Set up emergency calls and messages on mobile devices

Today's smartphones come equipped with a built-in system for making emergency calls and sending SOS messages, which can be activated with the press of a button

In addition to this, smartphone manufacturers often incorporate additional features such as the ability to send a short audio message, automatically capturing photos from the front and rear cameras, and displaying important medical information for emergency services.

If you fill out emergency medical information on your smartphone, in the event that you are involved in an accident and become unconscious, emergency services will be able to use your phone to access information such as allergies, intolerances, blood type, organ donation status, and emergency contacts, without being able to access the rest of the information on your phone. This means they will not be able to see the contents of your phone, but they will be able to notify the people you have designated as emergency contacts.

The emergency call system is also useful in dangerous situations, such as if you notice someone following you or threatening you, and you don't want to take your phone out of your bag or pocket and alert the attacker. In such a case, you can make an emergency call and send a message simply by pressing the device's power button a defined number of times (depending on the model and manufacturer).