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Personal Safety

Learn how to add emergency contacts, turn on safety check and notify your emergency contacts of your location.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:


• Access Personal Safety
• Set up Personal Safety
• Turn on Safety check
• Turn on Emergency sharing
• Access Personal Safety settings


Access Personal Safety

From the home screen, swipe up to access the Apps tray, then navigate to and select the Personal Safety app

Note: Personal Safety app features are dependent upon network connectivity and other factors
and may not be reliable for emergency communications or available in all areas. For more
information, see g.co/pixel/personalsafety.

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Set up Personal Safety 

1. Select Continue as to continue as the Google account registered on the device, or select Use without an account, then follow the prompts.

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2. Select Add contact, then select the desired Emergency contacts.

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3. Once you've selected your desired contacts, select Next

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4. Select the desired option to add the desired medical information, then select Done

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Turn on Safety check

1. From the Personal safety screen, select Safety check. Enter the desired Reason and Duration, then select Next

Note: Safety check will alert your emergency contacts that you failed to check in with the Personal safety app.

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2. Select the desired emergency contact to alert, then select Start.

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3. To turn Safety check off, select Stop. Select Stop again to confirm.


Note: In case of an emergency, you can select Call 911 or Emergency sharing.

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Turn on Emergency sharing

1. From the desired event, select Emergency sharing. Select the desired emergency contact to share your location with, then select Share and follow the prompts. 

Note: Emergency sharing allows you to share your location with your emergency contacts for up to 24 hours or until you turn it off. 

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2. To turn off Emergency sharing, select Stop. Select Stop sharing to confirm. Confirm that you are safe by adding a reason to tell your emergency contact why you have stopped sharing. 

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Access Personal safety settings

From the Personal safety screen, select the settings Settings icon. Editing settings as desired.  

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