Android has long had Safety and emergency options, where you can include emergency information such as blood type or allergies, although finding the menu requires patience. Not so much since Android 12, as there is a new settings section called Safety and emergency.
Here’s what you’ll find inside Android 12 Safety and emergency menu
This section should not be confused with Security, focused on the security of the phone itself and your data. Safety and emergency bring together all the emergency options that Android has added for some time, under one place. A necessary change, as it was another section that had been fragmented in the menus.
Android settings menus change as much as Android versions and customization layers, although it is undeniable that sooner or later the changes that Google applies to the pure version end up extending or lesser extent to the rest over time. The latest change comes in Android 12, with the Safety and emergency menu.
If you wanted to edit your emergency information in Android before, the way to do it from the settings was to go to System > Phone Info > Emergency Info, a somewhat hidden place. Other related sections such as wireless alerts were tucked away in a completely different menu. The new menu compiles all the emergency and security options.
First of all, a shortcut is included to open the emergency information, thus being a more universal and reliable way than activating the menu from the lock screen. In addition to displaying it, you can go to the section to edit it.
The other items that appear in the menu depend on what services are available for your phone. For example, alerts for earthquakes, the service for emergency location, wireless emergency alerts, or car accident detection, which Google recently activated in some countries for the Google Pixel, are also included.