What is Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
When Moto E was released, a unique and exclusive feature/app is Moto Alert, an extremely useful emergency alert app that lets you quickly alert people important to you when you need them. The app now is now also available for Moto G and Moto X. It is one of the most successful features from Motorola.
Most of Galaxy S5 owners may be not aware of that you already had a similar feature in Galaxy S5. It is named as Galaxy S5 safety assistance.
Galaxy S5 safety assistance essentially is an emergency alert app. It allows you to:
- sound the emergency alarm;
- send “for help” messages automatically including your location, photos from both front and rear cameras, voice recording (5 seconds) of the ambient;
- receive notifications on several weather conditions;
- enter ultra power saving mode to make the battery last longer;
How to enable and set up Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
By default, safety assistance is not enabled in Galaxy S5. Some basic setup is required.
To enable safety assistance, go to Settings– Safety assistance.
To use Galaxy S5 safety assistance, you need designate one or more primary contacts. You can choose them from your address book (contacts app) or create the entries.
After assigning one primary contact, you can enter the main screen of of the Galaxy S5 safety assistance as shown above.
Now you can tune on individual functions of the safety assistance.
How to use emergency mode in Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
Tap the Emergency mode, in the following page, drag the on/off slider to the right to enable the emergency mode in Galaxy S5 safety assistance.
Once the emergency mode is enabled, your phone screen will become gray scale with limited apps. The result is actually similar to that in ultra power saving mode: disabling WiFi and Bluetooth connections, turning the scarrn
But emergency mode in Galaxy S5 safety assistance can do more for you in addtion to ultra power saving mode:
- triggering emergence alarm if you want. It can be very loud and will surely attract attentions;
- sharing your location quickly;
- triggering “for help” messages sent (if it is enabled, see below)
- dialing emergency number quickly;
How to use send help messages in Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
The most useful feature in Galaxy S5 safety assistance is sending help messages.
Once the sending help messages is enabled in Galaxy S5 safety assistance, your S5 can send some SOS messages (MMS) to your primary contact within 5 seconds. In addition to the location info, the messages can also include the voice recording (for 5 seconds), the photos taken from front and rear cameras.
Most importantly, you can send help messages can be activated instantly by quickly pressing the power button 3 times. It is NOT necessary to unlock your phone! This can save you precious time when in danger.
To enable send help messages, tap send help messages in Settings–Safety assistance page.
As shown below, you can drag the slider to right to enable this feature. If you enable it first time, you need agree the terms, which are somehow warning for the limitations of the send help messages feature.
It is up to you whether you want to include photos from the two cameras or the sound recording. Please note, the location info is always sent.
Once the help messages were sent, you should see a pop-up notification and a notification in notification area as well.
How to use geo news in Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
Galaxy S5 safety assistance also has a feature of receiving notification on extreme weather conditions.
You can enable this feature by tapping geo news at Settings–Safety assistance.
Drag the slider to right to enable this feature as shown below. When you enable it first time, you must agree the terms. These terms include some useful info on the limitations of the feature. It is a good idea to read it before agreeing them.
Have you tried Galaxy S5 safety assistance?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems with Galaxy S5 safety assistance?, please leave them in the comment box below.
More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy S5 are available at Samsung Galaxy S5 how-to guides page.