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Millions of Android owners urged to activate setting now – or it could cost you

MILLIONS of Android users can access a seriously clever Google app.

It can help you in a tricky situation – and it’s totally free to use.


Google’s Personal Safety app can help you in a sticky situationCredit: Google
The app is designed for a whole host of emergencies


The app is designed for a whole host of emergenciesCredit: Google

The only catch is that you need to own a Google Pixel phone.

It’s called the Personal Safety app, and it was created by Google for emergency situations.

You can download it from the Google Play store in seconds.

“All your critical safety information, consolidated in one central location on your Pixel device,” Google explained.

For instance, you can store your medial information inside.

That could be important data like allergies, health conditions or your blood type.

You can add any medication that you’re currently using too.

And there’s the ability to set up emergency contacts.

You can view and call these people without unlocking your device.

This is all useful information for emergency responders who may need to help you.

And it’s all accessible without having to unlock your phone.

You can use the Android Emergency SOS feature to get help quickly.

“Automatically call for help, share your info with emergency contacts, and record a video with 5 quick presses,” Google explains.

There’s an automatic Car Crash Detection feature that dials emergency services if you’re in an accident.

And you can share your real-time location with key contacts too.

There’s a Safety Check feature that lets you alert friends or family.

You could give a reason like Walking Alone and duration of One Hour.

This will use real-time location so that your friends and family know you’re safe.

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If you change your mind about the app, you can delete it at any time.

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