Emergency Help

Saving precious seconds.

React with confidence.

Every moment matters during a crisis. Android has unique features that empower you to respond faster—and smarter—during an emergency. Helping you get to safety quickly. And making it easier for first responders to find you.

More time to duck, cover and hold.

Know when an earthquake is about to hit.

Android alerts you seconds before an earthquake hits. Which means you can seek shelter faster. We’ve partnered with California’s ShakeAlert® System to alert you if there are tremors and you need to seek shelter. Once the shaking is over, you can tap for tips on what to do next. So that your next move is the smartest one. Currently available in California, with plans to expand.

A lifeline in your pocket.

First responders get a head start.

Sometimes, it’s tricky for emergency responders to find you if you call from your mobile device. But not if you have Android. The Emergency Location Service lets first responders target your phone’s location and send help quickly. Whether you’re at the beach, on a walk or in your home. And we can even let them know which language you prefer to speak. So you get the help you need, faster. Available in many countries across the globe.

See if it’s in yours

Pixel offers extra support.

Drive with help on standby.

If your device determines you’ve been in an accident, we ask if you need help. If you don’t respond, we call emergency services for you and let them know where you are. So help stays close—no matter how far you drive.

Let loved ones know when you need help.

If you’re nervous about doing something—like taking a late-night rideshare or going on a solo hike—you can ask your phone to check in on you at a scheduled time. Then, we’ll ask you if you’re safe. If you don’t respond, we’ll reach out to your emergency contacts, letting them know your location. Because sometimes you might want help getting in touch with your loved ones.

mobile safety

Secure from the ground up.

With Android, protection is thoughtfully built into everything you do on your phone. From downloading apps to choosing when you share data, we keep you safe at every turn.

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