As Android 13 rolls out to extra telephones, the replace is bringing the as soon as Pixel-exclusive Personal Safety app to extra gadgets together with these from Sony Xperia and Vivo.
On Pixel telephones at this time, the Personal Safety app features a full suite of options designed to be sure to’re prepared ought to any sort of catastrophe strike. You may add/edit important medical data, assign emergency contacts, get alerts for close by crises, and on some gadgets even name for assist when a automotive crash is detected.
Whereas this was initially constructed as an unique set of options for Pixel telephones, with the discharge of Android 13, Google has determined to make Personal Safety accessible as an possibility for different telephone makers. As famous by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, there may be already a small number of telephones which might be having access to Personal Safety as a part of Android 13.
Whereas Samsung definitely has the broadest profile of gadgets on Android 13 at this time, no Galaxy telephones are presently opted in for Google’s security suite. As a substitute, the present record of non-Pixel Android gadgets with Personal Safety incorporates telephones from Sony Xperia, Vivo, iQOO, and Nothing.
- Nothing Cellphone (1)
- Sony Xperia 5 IV
- Sony Xperia 1 IV
- iQOO 7
- iQOO 8 Professional
- iQOO 9 SE
- iQOO 9 Professional
- iQOO 9T
- iQOO I2202
- iQOO 11
- iQOO Neo7
- Vivo X80 Professional
- Vivo X90
- Vivo X90 Professional
The precise expertise of utilizing Personal Safety on these telephones is easy and fairly just like the app’s older (pre Android 13) expertise on Pixels. Moderately than showing as a devoted app within the drawer, you possibly can navigate to Personal Safety by way of the Settings app, within the “Safety & emergency” part.
From there, as anticipated, you possibly can handle your emergency data and get enrolled for alerts. Nevertheless, for all presently supported telephones, the Android 13 replace doesn’t deliver the automotive crash detection that Personal Safety is greatest recognized for.
Google has opened automotive crash detection to non-Pixel telephones, nevertheless it requires gadget makers to implement Android’s “Context Hub.” This function is designed to let small, ambient packages — equivalent to sensing a sudden cease, within the case of automotive crash detection — run with out utilizing extra energy. As including assist for Context Hub would require a system replace, it’s not going that any of those telephones will acquire automotive crash detection in Personal Safety any time quickly. Regardless of that, it’s nonetheless nice to see Google provide a few of the Pixel collection’ unique options to extra Android telephones.
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