Share your Location in an Emergency via your android phone

You should learn how to Share your Location in an Emergency via your Android phone in case you are heading out alone and want your companions to know your whereabouts.

This feature is also handy if you get lost and need someone to find you. You can do this through your Google Maps app on an Android owner. For Samsung phones read this article.

How to Share Your Location in an Emergency via your android phone

Before you begin please note that Settings may vary depending on your Android phone’s manufacturer. So you would need to improvise while following the basic settings.

Open your phone’s Settings app and Tap Security & Location. If you don’t find “Security & Location,” tap Location.

Select a mode: High accuracy: Use GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and sensors to get the most accurate location.

Once that’s done, head over to the Google Maps app. You should see a blue dot on the map representing your current location. Hold down that blue dot and Click Share.

You can send your location through Whatsapp, email, or social media apps. Choose the method you want to use, type in the name of the person you’re sending to, and send your location

There are two ways to share your location on an Android, depending on whether the person has a Google account. If the person has a Google account, follow these steps:

​On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app and sign in. Tap your profile picture or initials and select Location sharing.

Tap New Share and Choose how long you want to share your location. Click the profile of the person with whom you want to share your location. If asked about your contacts, give Google Maps access

This method will allow the other party to keep live track of your current situation pinged by your phone. Thus allowing them to follow the breadcrumbs in case of an emergency.

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