PIXEL PHONES: The Personal Safety app is one of the features available only on Google’s Pixel Android phones. It’s grown over time to include features like a safety check-in that tells your emergency contacts if you don’t answer when you’re supposed to and the capacity to instantly ring 911 if it detects you’ve been in a car accident.
Now, XDA-Developers and Android Police have discovered a new feature that can capture video automatically when the built-in Emergency SOS is activated.
On a Pixel device, we installed the update through Google Play. It tells customers that once launched, it can record continuously for up to 45 minutes, if your phone has enough storage.
If you have access to the internet, the video will be automatically backed up to your Google Account and kept for seven days. If you click Share Automatically in the app, it will send a link to any Emergency Contacts you’ve specified.
The option may be found in the Personal Safety app’s settings if you have a Pixel phone. Users must press the phone’s power button five times to activate the Emergency SOS.
The phone is still usable while it’s recording, with a minimized viewfinder and a notification indicator to indicate that it’s filming. Depending on your settings, the SOS can perform things like call 911, play (or not play) an alarm sound when activated, and communicate information with your emergency contacts.
Although Google tried a version of Emergency SOS for Android 12 in early betas for other phones, this app and feature set is now exclusive to the Pixel range.