To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Women Are Sharing This Simple Hack To Alert Your Contacts In Case Of Emergency Setting

Women Are Sharing This Simple Hack To Alert Your Contacts In Case Of Emergency Setting

This could help you if you’re feeling unsafe or at risk.

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

It's fair to say news of Sarah Everard's disappearance, and the discovery of her body, has touched a nerve for young women and left many fearing for their personal safety.

Now, women are sharing tips they've used to keep them feel safe while they're out in a bid to keep others feeling secure as they go about their daily lives.

The Emergency SOS feature on an iPhone is helpful in alerting contacts to tell them you're in danger (

One tip that has proved popular amongst iPhone users is the Emergency SOS function, which is being shared widely on Instagram.

Emergency SOS is incredibly easy to activate. If you press your lock button five times in a row, your iPhone emits a loud siren, counts down to three, then calls emergency services and a text in your emergency contacts alerting that you are potentially in danger and your location.

You can select which numbers are your emergency contacts by searching Emergency SOS in your iPhone.

Android also has an Emergency SOS feature that can be activated (

Android users also have an Emergency SOS option, which can be activated by going into settings and pressing on the Advanced Features tab.

Another app which is being promoted on social media is Hollie Guard, which turns your mobile into a free personal safety device. If you feel you're in danger, a simple tap or even shaking your phone with Hollie Guard App activates its personal safety features, immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.

The Hollie Guard app can also alert others of your danger (

The news comes after it was reported that "human remains" had been found in the ongoing search for Sarah Everard in Kent, 60 miles away from where she was last seen.

Thousands of women across the country will be taking part in Reclaim Our Streets vigils over the weekend in protest of women's liberties being threatened by predatory men.

You can read more about those here.
Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: UK News, Life News, Sarah Everard, Life