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Google Pixel has a feature that will save your life — how to enable it now

No one likes to think about being involved in a car accident. However, it's reassuring to know that if you enable crash detection on your Pixel phone, help could get to you much faster in the event of a crash. Using the built-in accelerometer, location data and microphones your phone, the app can immediately alert emergency services, providing critical data about the incident and your exact location.

When your phone detects an accident, it will vibrate and sound an alarm. If you don't need help, you can reply that you're fine. Otherwise, your phone will send an alert to your country's emergency services via the Android Emergency Location Service. Security features like this help make Pixel devices some of the best phones out there. (This is also a feature introduced in recently – see how to enable debugging on an iPhone if that's your preferred device.)

Pixel's car crash detection is available in multiple languages ​​and currently works in twenty locations, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore and India. To use it, you must make sure your phone has a working SIM card and that you enable location, physical activity and microphone permissions.

If you have a Google Pixel 4a or later, including a , setting up car accident detection is a simple and straightforward process. Follow the steps below to introduce a new level of security when you travel. It might just save your life.

How to enable car accident detection on Pixel

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1. Open the Personal Security app

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first up, open the Personal Security app. The name appears as “Security” on your device.

This app comes standard on all Google Pixel phones from Pixel 4a and later.

2. Select Features

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Once you open the Personal Safety app, you'll see the home screen with options at the bottom of the page. Select Features.

3. Select Traffic accident detection and tap Setup

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You will need to scroll down to the features page to find car accident detection. There is an option to try a demo here, but you can install the feature without running it . To do this, puncture I stand.

4. Set up traffic accident detection

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The traffic accident detection page contains information about how the feature works. It will be needed select More to read all the information provided. Once you've seen all the information, you'll have the option to set it up.

Select the Setup button. You will then be asked to share your location and microphone. Select Allow for both of these options so that the traffic accident detection can be installed correctly.

5. Set up emergency sharing (optional)

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The app then asks if you want to set up emergency sharing. This is an optional feature that, in addition to sending notifications and error details to emergency services, will also send them to people you've put on your phone's emergency contact list.

To proceed without setting up emergency sharing, select No thanks.

6. Traffic accident detection is ready

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Traffic accident detection is now set up on your phone. I remember you must have a working SIM card to work effectively. If you want to disable this feature, return to personal security features pageafterward select Traffic accident detection and turn it off.

By following these few simple steps to enable crash detection on your Pixel phone, you'll add an important layer of safety to your daily commute. The impressive technology provides peace of mind knowing that if something happens and you can't call emergency services, your phone can do it for you.

Of course, unlike most of the apps and features we talk about here at Tom's Guide, this is a piece of technology that we hope you never use.

If you want to learn about other features of your Google Pixel phone, check out our guides on how to use the Pixel 8's Magic Editor, how to set cinematic wallpapers on and how to take hands-free photos on Android.


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