How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on Android

The emergency SOS feature on Android allows you to quickly call emergency services and alert your emergency contacts by pressing the power button several times.

While this can be useful in an actual emergency, you may want to disable it if the feature is too sensitive or getting triggered accidentally.

From Settings App

The easiest way to turn off emergency SOS on Android is through the Settings app:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “System”.
  3. Select “Gestures” or “Advanced features”.
  4. Tap on “Emergency SOS”.
  5. Toggle off the switch next to “Use emergency SOS”.

This will completely disable the emergency SOS feature on your device so it won’t activate even if you press the power button multiple times.

Disable Auto Call and Messages

If you don’t want to completely turn off emergency SOS, you can just disable the auto call and message functions:

  1. Follow steps 1-4 above.
  2. Uncheck the box next to “Auto call after countdown”.
  3. Uncheck “Send messages after countdown”.

This will keep emergency SOS enabled but won’t automatically contact anyone when activated.

From Quick Settings

On some Android devices, there is a quick settings toggle for emergency SOS. To disable it:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to view Quick Settings.
  2. Look for the “Emergency SOS” tile and tap on it.
  3. Toggle off the switch to disable the feature.

FAQs

What happens when I activate emergency SOS?

Emergency SOS will sound an alarm, automatically call the local emergency number, and send alerts with your location to your emergency contacts.

Does it work without network connectivity?

Emergency SOS can work even without cellular network connectivity. It uses your device sensors to detect emergencies and contacts emergency services over satellite networks.

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