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45 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Tips & Tricks

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Emergency SOS Message

Emergency SOS Message

This little trick is one that almost no one know about, but every parent should teach their child. It's a command that allows the owner to set up a contact to reach in case of emergency, without alerting anyone else. Tap the power button three times very fast, and it will send a message, location, and other information to a number of your choosing. Incredible right? Yes, this could be a lifesaver.

Head into Settings > Personal (Culomn) > Privacy & Safety and select the emergency SOS messages option. Customize it with audio, pictures (the phone can quickly snap photos or record audio of a situation and more) and then set the number for emergencies. Then the owner can tap the power button 3 times quickly to send an emergency message to their contact of choosing. It's one of those little things many don't know about, but could make all the difference in a terrible situation. Think about that for a second, then teach your friends and family members about it. You can never be too careful.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Joe T

    06/04/2016 at 2:31 am

    The list was quite helpful to me on my new S6 Edge Plus, thanks.

  2. Darrell-n-Tammy

    07/16/2016 at 6:37 am

    Can I also add my spouse to the fingerprint scan? So we’re both able to use the device?

    • Cory Gunther

      10/13/2016 at 12:29 pm

      yup, just have her register a finger.. I have my daughters finger saved on mine too

  3. hoppy

    09/13/2016 at 3:40 am

    Google Now gets it wrong so often that it is useless. When did you ever hear anyone use it? Never.

  4. Hayden

    10/05/2016 at 9:05 pm

    I normally do not leave comments, but thank you for this helpful list! It informed me on things I didn’t know my phone could do, such as the SOS feature.

  5. philina williams

    04/11/2017 at 8:14 pm

    have Samsung 7..# of open apps is incorrect..i can push “close open app:..screen clears and the 47 pops up again… H E L P !!

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