How to Enable and Use “Panic Mode” on Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung smart phones come with lots of features including “panic mode”. The feature helps users quickly connect with contacts when needed. In this article, we explain how you can use this feature in an emergency, God forbid.

What is the “panic mode” function?
Samsung offers a “panic mode” in its smartphones that can help you quickly get in touch with your contacts in an emergency. Such situations include the deterioration of health conditions at your workplace, an accident and others. To use the feature, you need to enable it:

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How to activate the “panic mode” function on a Samsung phone


Go to your Settings on your Samsung smartphone.


Scroll to Advanced functionality option and search for the panic mode option.


Press on Send SOS messages option.


Turn the toggle to send SOS messages.


Grant the required permissions and give access to apps that you can use in an emergency.


Hit it Begin button and add your emergency contacts.

How does the “panic mode” function work?
When the feature is enabled, your smartphone will dial 112 every time you press the power button three times. The phone will call or text the contacts you have saved as emergency numbers.

The function also allows you to add images with the SOS message to explain the type of emergency you are in.

The “panic mode” feature was first rolled out in 2017 for everyone Samsung Galaxy smart phones. Users can enable/disable the feature by tapping the Send SOS Messages button.

The functionality is in line with the emergency button mandate which was first taken in the aftermath of Crime Against Women. This feature will help the user to contact their family and friends in case of emergency.

smartphones such as Google Pixel and the recently launched iPhone 14 series come with additional features such as collision detection and satellite emergency SOS.