This Galaxy Android 10 guide explains what the emergency button is, how to access the button and emergency information, how to use the emergency button and manage the emergency info. It also answers some questions you may have on this feature.
What is the Android 10 Emergency button?
The Emergency button is a shortcut for users to access the Emergency call page which allows users to do the following:
- Dial Emergency numbers.
- Access Emergency Information where you can view and input necessary medical information and emergency contacts.
The button can be accessed without unlocking the phone.
How to access the Android 10 Emergency button?
You can hold down the power button for about 2 seconds until the power menu appears.
How to use the Android 10 Emergency button?
Accessing the Emergency call page
Tap on the Emergency button to access the Emergency call page, as shown below.
The Emergency call page allows users to dial Emergency numbers and access the Emergency Information panel.
The Emergency call page can also be accessed at the lock screen by tapping on the Emergency button, as shown below.
Manage Emergency Information
The Emergency Information panel allows users to access and edit medical information and emergency contacts.
The Emergency Information can be viewed without unlocking the phone and be useful in some critical moments.
For example, medical personnel can identify the owner of the phone as well as their medical conditions without unlocking the phone. Hence making it easier for medical personnel to take necessary medical actions during an emergency.
In the Emergency call page, tap on Emergency Information twice to access the Emergency Information panel as shown below.
By tapping on the pen icon next to Medical Information, users can edit their personal medical information.
Medical personnel can view this information during an emergency without unlocking the phone and can take necessary medical actions.
Tapping on the Pen icon next to Emergency contacts will allow users to add emergency contacts.
The Emergency contacts can be contacted during an emergency without having to unlock the phone.
Can I move the position of the Emergency button?
Unfortunately, no.… Read the rest