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Google Contacts gets new indicator for emergency contacts on Pixel phones

Google Contacts gets new indicator for emergency contacts on Pixel phones

You may not know this, but many phones let you add information about yourself that's accessible even when the phone is locked — the idea is to help first responders help you in an emergency even if you can't talk to them. On Pixel phones, Google Contacts now highlights which of your contacts will be shown in that emergency information.

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Android N Feature Spotlight: Add And Display Emergency Information On Your Lockscreen

Android N Feature Spotlight: Add And Display Emergency Information On Your Lockscreen

Android N isn't all about the small tweaks and pixel changes, it's also a significant update when it comes to your safety. Well, provided you discover how to set it up and other people know how to get to it. What is it exactly? It's the new Emergency information feature that's accessible in Settings > Users and lets you display all the crucial info on your lockscreen for anyone to see, without requiring an unlock. It'll also show up in the setup wizard when you finish setting up a new Android N phone.

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Left: Emergency info under Users. Right: "Emergency app" is a new setting in Default apps.

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