Most people don’t think about their phones as a way to contribute to their safety. However, modern smartphones are an absolute powerhouse of incredible features and modern technology. It is astonishing to think that your average modern smartphone has significantly more computing power than the entire rig NASA used to send the first people to the moon!
Having said that, there are many things you can do to enhance your safety thanks to your smartphone.
- Enable your GPS location: by enabling your GPS location, and perhaps even posting some status updates on social media, you will be able to tell the world where you are. This is a particularly great way to let your friends and family know where you are located in case of an emergency.
- Send text or messages through chat: this is an excellent way to communicate quickly, even when you do not have to time to make a phone call.
- Download maps: if you are going to a new place, it might be wise to download maps on your mobile device, so that you can consult them whenever you need - even if you are not online. Knowing where you are is a great way to avoid getting lost and find your way back in case of emergencies.