Emergency calls on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

It is important to have activated and configured both the medical data and the SOS emergency calls on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G since we never know when we are going to need it and it may be too late to make this configuration when it is necessary.

You will be able to make emergency calls to a contact without having to unlock the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, even without having to take it out of your pocket by pressing a defined button a series of times.

On Samsung phones, you can also configure that, in addition to making the call, photos and a 5-second sound recording are automatically attached to a message to the contacts you have defined as emergency.

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Configure emergency calls on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

It is only possible to configure emergency calls for devices with a SIM or eSIM card since they make use of the call service through the GSM network or, failing that, it must be connected to a Wi-Fi network or via Bluetooth to another device that has a GSM connection or to the Internet.

1- First step:

To start configuring SOS emergency calls on a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, we open the device settings. Look for a gear icon on your device's home screen. If you can't find it on the home screen, from the home screen, swipe up from the bottom to access all apps.

Settings icon Android

2- Second step:

Scroll down through the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G settings until you find the “Advanced functions”. If you can't find it, press the magnifying glass icon or use the search engine at the beginning of the “Settings” section and look for “Advanced functions” or “SOS”.

Samsung Advanced Features

3- Third step:

Once inside the “Advanced functions” we go down to the last option called “Send SOS messages”. If the button appears gray, it is not activated yet, if it appears blue, it has already been configured previously. Press to access and see the configuration of emergency calls.

Send SOS messages Samsung

4- Fourth step:

Within the “Send SOS messages” section we can check if it is activated or not. In the case of appearing as deactivated, click on the button on the right to activate it as it appears in the following image. When activated, the terms and conditions of the service will appear. If you have read the conditions of service and you agree, check the box and click on “I accept”.

Activate Samsung emergency messages

5- Fifth step:

If you do not have any contacts added, and the service has not been previously activated, the option to add the contacts to whom a text message will be sent when using the SOS call service will appear. You can choose to create a new contact or select one from the contact list. Click on one of the two options to continue.

Add Samsung Emergency Recipients

6- Sixth step:

Find the first contact that you want to add to the list of contacts that will receive an emergency message or call from your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Once added you can continue adding more contacts by pressing the “+” button and repeat the process. Once all the desired contacts have been added, go back to continue with the configuration of SOS emergency calls and messages.

Add more Samsung emergency recipients

7- Seventh step:

If you want, in addition to sending a text message, to make a call automatically in case of an emergency, click on the “Automatic call” section.

Automatic emergency call Samsung

8- Eighth step:

Select one or more contacts from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G phonebook to make the automatic call in case of an emergency.

Contacts emergency call Samsung

9- Ninth step:

If, in addition to sending a message and making a call, you want to send images from the front and rear cameras and an audio recording, activate the corresponding boxes as you can see in the image shown below.

Attach images and audio emergency Samsung

Make SOS call

1- First step:

If you have activated the “Automatic call” and “Send messages to” option as indicated in steps five and seven of the previous tutorial, to make an emergency call you must press 3 or 4 times in a row the power button of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G (depending on what you configured in step 7). It is not necessary to have the phone unlocked to do it, you can do it at any time without taking the phone out of your pocket or bag.

Samsung side button presses

2- Second step:

If you do not click on “Cancel” the emergency message and SOS call to the contacts that you have defined in the configuration will be sent in 10 seconds.

Samsung emergency call and message

Disable emergency calls

To deactivate SOS calls and messages on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, deactivate “Send SOS messages” from the advanced functions of the settings indicated above in step 3 of Set up emergency call.

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