Did You Know Your Samsung Phone Has a Hidden SOS Flashlight? Here’s How to Enable It
Most of us have been in a situation where we need a flashlight but we don’t have one. Luckily, many smartphones now have a built-in flashlight function that can be turned on with the click of a button. But did you know that Samsung phones have a hidden SOS flashlight that you can enable?
This feature is extremely helpful for emergency situations where you need to signal for help. The SOS flashlight uses the camera flash on your Samsung phone to send an SOS signal in Morse code. The flash will blink three long flashes, three short flashes, and three long flashes again, which is recognized as an internationally recognized distress signal.
Here’s how to enable the SOS flashlight on your Samsung phone:
1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.”
3. Tap on “Advanced settings.”
4. Look for the “Flash notification” option and turn it on.
5. Below the “Flash notification” option, you will see “Camera flash.” Tap on it to turn it on.
Once these steps are done, your Samsung phone’s camera flash will blink in the SOS pattern when you activate it.
To activate the SOS flashlight, simply press and hold the power button until the device options appear. Then, tap on “Emergency mode” and select “SOS.” Your phone will then automatically start flashing the SOS pattern.
It’s important to note that activating the SOS flashlight will also turn on your location services, send a message to your emergency contacts, and provide information on how to disable the feature if it is accidentally activated.
Overall, the hidden SOS flashlight function on Samsung phones can be a lifesaver in emergency situations. By enabling this feature, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have an easily accessible way to signal for help.