A new feature, released by Android 12, makes calling for help much simpler and faster: emergency numbers are now displayed on the phone screen depending on where the user is located. In this way, there is no need to memorize the numbers for each country; Android 12 offers them directly for dialing.
Android 12 has introduced a remarkable amount of changes in the system, and that remains in beta (currently in version number three). Apart from renewing its design and customization thanks to Material You, and after evolving the privacy options to a large extent, Google has improved the emergency screen with a dynamic operation depending on where the phone is located. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.
Dynamic emergency numbers in Android 12
To call emergencies, you don’t even need to have a card or SIM in the available coverage: any phone can call for help if it has access to the network. This operation, which guarantees the best coverage against accidents and catastrophes, has a drawback: you need to know the relevant numbers for each country.
At the European level, 112 is the emergency number to call for help in the event of a disaster, whether you are requesting assistance from the fire department, the police, or ambulances. However, each country in Europe may have its numbering, which makes dialing difficult, especially with the nervousness experienced in emergencies.
To make it easier to request help by phone, and save some time during the process, Google has introduced dynamic emergency numbering in Android 12. That is when accessing the distress screen (the option appears by pressing and holding the power button) the mobile will display different sliders with the emergency numbers of the country where you are. This way you only have to move the one you need for Android 12 to put the user in contact with the telephone help service.
Android 12 adapts the emergency screen to the country where the cell phone is located. And if the territory makes use of different numbers, the system gives a choice between all of them; always maintaining a clear, legible, and easy to use style, all so that requesting emergency help is a matter of seconds.
The new dynamic emergency screen has appeared in Android 12 and on the Google Pixel, although it would not be strange that it would be expanding to other phones and versions. In principle, it should greatly facilitate the request for help.