Use Safety Assistance on Galaxy S5
Edited by Grimm, Jentruh, Eng, Jen M
Hi, this is VisiHow and today we are going to teach you how to get started with Safety Assistance.
The first thing you want to do is to open or unlock your phone. That's going to involve pressing the power button on the side one time.
Swipe your pattern or whichever feature you have set up to unlock.
The next thing you want to do is swipe down to access Settings or tap on Apps. If you are in another section or another part of the phone, you can simply press the home button. One press on the home button will take you back home.
Once you tap on Apps, that will open up the Applications folder where you will see the Settings icon. Tap that.
Under quick settings, you will find the 11th icon, which is Safety Assistance. It's a red circle with an exclamation point. What this does is it lets someone help you if you need help in an emergency. Tap on Safety Assistance.
Before we turn on Safety Assistance, we need to add at least one primary contact. A primary contact is someone who is one of your main contacts. So if you're married, you would list your spouse, and if you're a child you would list your parent. Let's tap OK.
I'm going to select a primary contact by tapping the plus sign and hitting Select from contacts.
Here I will scroll down and choose someone. I'm going to choose Lika at the school. When you have selected someone, tap on done.
Now we have her set up as a primary contact and we can go back.
Here we can choose how I reach her in an emergency.
I can turn on Emergency Mode, this lets the home screen change to a black theme and cuts down on my battery consumption. I can still use my messages, contacts and other things but in an emergency, I'm able to reach someone. Emergency Mode is intended to help your battery last longer and send notice of your approximate location to the mobile phone of a chosen contact that you set in advance. Basically what this does, is say "I'm here, help me". It is not a substitute for calling 911. This is not going to save you, it's going to let someone know that you need help. Once you have read the Terms and Conditions, check the box stating that you agree to them, then tap OK.
Once you tap OK, you will have a pop up telling you what Emergency mode will do to save your battery power. Once you've read it, tap OK. Give it a minute to set itself up, you'll notice that the screen is much darker than it was before, that's part of Emergency mode.
Emergency Mode is now set up. As you can see, we have our Emergency alarm, our Flashlight, we can Share my location, our phone and our Internet.
We can tap on the 3 dots to access more settings, we can turn it off or go to Settings, which is the same thing as swiping down but a very limited selection of icons.
I can now make an Emergency call, I can Share my location, I can simply go to Phone, I can tap my Emergency alarm, I have a built-in Flashlight, I, of course, can use my Internet and I can also add one of my other applications, Facebook, Maps, and Twitter. To do this, tap the plus sign, tap on the Facebook for example, and it will add it.
When you want to remove it tap on the 3 dots again, tap remove and it will let you remove Facebook and the Internet, then tap on OK. There are no other screens, you will just have this one screen for your emergency purposes.
Now I'm going to turn off Emergency Mode by tapping the 3 dots and selecting Turn off emergency mode. It will confirm, press OK. It will take a minute for this to turn off as well. Once Emergency Mode is turned off, it will automatically take you back to the home screen.
Tap on Apps, Settings, then Safety Assistance. Emergency mode is off so we're going to tap the last thing which is Send help messages.
This is going to let people know what's happening. The way it works is your press your power button 3 times very quickly and that will send a quick alert to your primary contact or contacts. If you have 3 or 4 people set up, it will send each of them a message. You also have the option to send pictures and a sound recording. Go ahead and turn it on.
When you enable it, you will have to read through the Terms and Conditions, then tap the box stating you have read and agree to the terms. It basically says Samsung is not responsible and neither is your mobile carrier. You should be calling 911 as well as using the Emergency Services. Tap OK.
Now you can select if you would like to send pictures and a sound recording. That's up to you, but obviously the more information someone has, the greater the likelihood they're going to be able to help you.
That is how you get this feature set up on your phone. To get back to the home screen press the home button. That finishes up this tutorial. Thank you very much for using VisiHow, have a great day and make sure you stay safe. If you need any extra help or have any comments or questions, please leave them in the section below. Thank you.
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