Android phones come with a variety of features designed to ensure the safety of the user. One of these features is Emergency SOS, which allows you to quickly call for help in case of an emergency. However, this feature can also be triggered accidentally, leading to unnecessary panic and stress. If you find yourself frequently triggering Emergency SOS on your Android phone, here’s how you can disable it.
What is Emergency SOS?
Emergency SOS is a feature that is designed to help you quickly call for help in case of an emergency. When you trigger Emergency SOS on your Android phone, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message to your emergency contacts with your location. This feature can be incredibly useful in situations where you need immediate help, but it can also be triggered accidentally if you’re not careful.
How to Disable Emergency SOS on Android
If you want to disable Emergency SOS on your Android phone, you can do so by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Open the Settings app
The first step is to open the Settings app on your Android phone. You can do this by tapping on the Settings icon in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon in the top-right corner.
Step 2: Tap on “Privacy”
Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you see the “Privacy” option. Tap on this option to continue.
Step 3: Tap on “Emergency SOS”
In the Privacy menu, you’ll see an option called “Emergency SOS.” Tap on this option to access the Emergency SOS settings.
Finally, you’ll see an option called “Click power button 3 times.” This is the setting that triggers Emergency SOS when you press the power button three times in quick succession. Simply toggle this option off to disable Emergency SOS on your Android phone.
What to do if you accidentally trigger Emergency SOS
If you accidentally trigger Emergency SOS on your Android phone, don’t panic. Simply wait for the emergency services to call you back and explain the situation. If you don’t answer the phone, the emergency services will still send help to your location.
If you want to avoid accidentally triggering Emergency SOS in the future, you can also change the settings for this feature. For example, you can change the number of times you need to press the power button to trigger Emergency SOS or disable the feature altogether.