Emergency Mode on a Samsung Phone

Last modified : Mar 08. 2019

Emergency Mode on Samsung devices is a function that will shut down all non-essential functions of the phone when there is an emergency. 


When turning on Emergency Mode, the screen will dim and the device will be limited to a single screen allowing access to the Phone, Torch, and the Samsung Internet app. You'll be able to Share your GPS location with a single tap, and select from other apps like Email, Facebook and Maps to add to the Emergency Mode screen.


Using Emergency Mode will extend the battery life out as much as possible - usually at least a couple of days worth. 

Turn On Emergency Mode

1 Press and hold the Power key on the right side of the device
2 Select Emergency Mode
3 Accept the Terms and Conditions if this is the first time you're using Emergency Mode
4 Tap Enable or Turn On

The greyscale Emergency Mode screen will display, showing the limited functions and the estimated battery life. Tap the 3 dot menu button in the top right of the screen to add Emergency Contacts.

Turn Off Emergency Mode

Long press the Power button and select Emergency Mode to disable it, or select the 3 dot menu button in the top right of the screen, and select Disable Emergency Mode.

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