Smartphones are powerful pieces of tech. From taking HD photos and videos and listening to music to playing games and checking your emails, there’s virtually nothing your phone cannot do. Safety features and apps are some of the most vital things your phone offers, so let’s see how you can make the most of them.

1. Emergency SOS

For iPhone users, the emergency SOS feature can literally be a lifesaver. When activated, a loud siren alarm is sounded, and a countdown begins until the phone automatically calls emergency services. This feature can be helpful to alert others that you need help or to get through to the police or an ambulance. It even works when the phone is locked, so you can use someone else’s phone if you don’t have access to your own.

2. Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is an incredibly useful tool if your phone has been lost or stolen or if your loved ones have gone missing. This feature allows you to track your device and locate it on a map. You can remotely access some of your essential apps, turn on lost mode or even erase all of your data on the phone.

3. Emergency Information

Android users can add emergency information to their lock screens that can be crucial in a crisis. This can include vital medical details, addresses and emergency contact numbers. iPhones also have a similar feature to access your medical ID and SOS contacts from the lock screen.

4. Zecure App

Zecure is a personal safety app that allows employees to raise alerts if they are in danger, record audio and video evidence and call emergency services automatically. This protects your workers from accidents, violence and workplace anxiety. With everything all in one place, Zecure offers a convenient and easy-to-use app with everything you need to keep your employees safe and let them know how much you value them.

Our phones have an array of health and safety features to help in an emergency, and now more than ever, we need to take full advantage of them.

1. Apple Support. (n.d.). Make emergency calls on iPhone. [online] Available at: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/iphone/iph3c99374c/ios#:~:text=Or%2C%20you%20can%20enable%20iPhone [Accessed 31 Mar. 2021].

2. support.google.com. (n.d.). Get help in an emergency using your Android phone – Android Help. [online] Available at: https://support.google.com/android/answer/9319337?hl=en-GB [Accessed 31 Mar. 2021].