There are various ways to preserve battery life on your Android smartphone. And putting it in Emergency mode is among them. This post will walk you through activating the Samsung Galaxy S23 Emergency Mode. If you’re wondering what this feature is, how to enable it, and how it works on your new Samsung smartphone, read on for a more detailed explanation.
What is Emergency Mode?
Emergency mode is a feature that comes built-in with Samsung Galaxy phones. It is designed to provide users with quick access to essential features in case of an emergency. When enabled, it disables most of the apps and features on your phone, except for those that are essential in an emergency situation. This includes the phone app, messaging app, and emergency contacts.
What to do before enabling Emergency Mode?
There are a few things that you should consider doing before enabling emergency mode on your Samsung Galaxy S23 so you will be fully prepared for any emergency situation.
1. Set up your emergency contacts.
Make sure you have added your emergency contacts to your phone’s contact list, and that their information is up-to-date. This way, you can quickly and easily call or message them in an emergency situation.
2. Charge your phone.
Emergency mode is designed to conserve battery life, but it’s still important to make sure your phone is fully charged before enabling it. This will ensure that you have enough battery life to use the essential features in an emergency.
3. Enable location services.
Location services can be useful in an emergency situation, as they allow emergency services to quickly locate you. Make sure that location services are enabled on your phone, and that your phone’s GPS is turned on.
4. Manage/adjust your emergency mode settings.
You can customize the features that are available in emergency mode to suit your specific needs. For example, you can choose which apps to include in emergency mode, and set a custom message that will be sent to your emergency contacts.
How to Enable Emergency Mode on Galaxy S23
Enabling emergency mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone is a straightforward process. Once you’ve met all the outlined requirements, you may proceed with these steps:
Step 1: Press and hold the Power button on your phone for a few seconds or until the power options menu appears. Release the button when you see the power menu.
Step 2: Next, select/tap Emergency from the power options menu.
Step 3: If prompted, read the succeeding information and tap Agree to accept the terms and conditions.
Step 4: Select the emergency contacts that you want to add. You can also add medical information or other details that may be useful in an emergency situation.
Step 5: Customize the features that you want to have available in emergency mode, such as the flashlight or internet access.
Step 6: Finally, tap Enable to activate emergency mode on your Galaxy S23.
Once emergency mode is enabled, your phone will only allow access to essential features and apps.
Features & Apps that work in Emergency Mode
When you are in emergency mode, your phone will only allow access to a limited number of apps and features. This is to conserve battery life and ensure that you have access to the essential features you need in an emergency.
To access the emergency mode menu, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap on the Emergency mode icon. Here are some of the features you can access in emergency mode:
In emergency mode on a Samsung Galaxy phone, only a limited number of apps remain functional. These are essential apps that can be used in an emergency situation. Here is a list of Samsung apps that remain functional in emergency mode:
- Phone app – This app allows you to make emergency calls to local emergency services or your emergency contacts.
- Messaging app – This app allows you to send a message to your emergency contacts with your location and a pre-set message.
- Camera app – This app allows you to take photos or record videos that may be useful in an emergency situation.
- Flashlight app – This app allows you to use your phone’s flashlight to provide light in a dark environment.
- Internet app – This app allows you to access the internet to search for information or contact emergency services.
- Settings app – This app allows you to access and change emergency mode settings if needed.
- Compass – You can use the compass to find your way in case you are lost.
What happens when your phone is in Emergency Mode?
Putting your Galaxy S23 in emergency mode can help extend its standby time when you’re in an emergency situation, allowing it to conserve power for as long as possible.
When enabled, the phone’s screen brightness will be reduced and some functionalities will be limited in order to preserve the remaining battery of your phone. System interface, particularly the Home screen will turn to a black theme so that battery consumption will be reduced.
Key functions including the Phone app remain operational in this mode, allowing you to make emergency calls to a specified contact. Messaging functions are also working so you will still be able to send your location information through messages. Other utility features such as the flash and sound alarms are also functional in this mode.
Be sure to note though that not all Samsung apps will remain functional in emergency mode. For example, social media apps, games, and other non-essential apps will be disabled to conserve battery life and ensure that only essential apps are available.
When to put your phone in Emergency Mode?
Enabling emergency mode on a Samsung Galaxy phone is a useful feature that can be used in a variety of situations. Below are some of the common instances when enabling emergency mode on your phone may be necessary:
1. Natural disasters
During natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or floods, it’s important to have access to essential features such as emergency contacts, flashlight, and internet access to get updates on the situation.
2. Medical emergencies
If you or someone around you is experiencing a medical emergency, emergency mode can provide quick and easy access to emergency contacts and medical information.
3. Safety concerns
If you are in a dangerous situation or feel unsafe, activating emergency mode can alert your emergency contacts and provide you with essential features such as location sharing and SOS messaging.
4. Power outages
During power outages, emergency mode can help conserve battery life and provide access to essential features such as flashlight and emergency contacts.
When traveling to new or unfamiliar places, having emergency mode enabled can provide quick and easy access to emergency services, location sharing, and SOS messaging in case of an emergency.
Exit Emergency Mode on Galaxy S23
Disabling emergency mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone is just as easy as enabling it. And here’s how it’s done on the Galaxy S23:
Step 1: Press and hold the power button on your phone until the power options appear.
Step 2: Tap on Disable/Exit emergency mode.
Alternatively, you can turn off Emergency Mode by tapping on the three dots located on the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap the option to Turn off Emergency mode or Disable Emergency Mode. Finally, tap Disable on the pop-up window to confirm.
Your phone will then exit emergency mode and switch back to normal mode.
And that’s all there is to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Emergency Mode.