Samsung Galaxy’s “Safety Assistance”

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The Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 and S7 and Note line of phones have a lot of great features.

One of these, called “Safety Assistance,” is a built-in emergency tool that lets you quickly notify pre-determined contacts that you may be in immediate trouble.

You can enable and configure Safety Assistance by tapping Settings > Quick Settings > Safety Assistance > Send Help Messages.

Once the feature is turned on, you can send an SOS alert by pressing your phone’s lock button three times.

Sent information can include a map of your location, photos from your phone’s front and rear camera and a brief voice recording.

It’s important to note that Samsung’s Safety Assistance feature isn’t a means of contacting 911 (text-based 911 isn’t supported in all areas).

You should also be aware that poor network conditions may delay or block these alerts.

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