In the modern world, your ultimate lifeline is your smartphone. In an emergency, it gives you direct access to the help you need. Here are several ways to ensure your phone stays on and connected in case of an emergency.
Keep your phone alive
Power outages can be sudden and take you off guard if you haven’t been able to charge your phone. When the power goes out, you can charge your phone or other devices utilizing backup batteries or a laptop. You can also call people using your Google Voice number, which works on any device with an Internet connection, even tablets or PCs.
More tips to saving your battery life:
- Turn on Battery saver/ low power mode
- Avoid streaming apps like YouTube or Twitch
- Head into a WIFI zone. Cellular data is more draining, especially if you hotspot someone.
Use your phone’s SOS services
Learn your built-in emergency options on your device. Depending on the device, a button hold or multiple button pushes will activate local emergency services. With some devices, an alarm goes off, sends your location and informs your pre-determined emergency contacts.
Let your loved ones know where you are
Share your location with your friends and family through Whatsapp (Send “current” or “live location”) These kinds of services vary on device, for example iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’ feature, which allows you to share your location with your contacts for an indefinite amount of time.
It’s so important that in a world of connection through mobile devices and the internet we remain connected for our own safety. So keeping your phone on, charged and knowing its ins and outs in case of an emergency situation is always a good idea.