How to enable car crash detection on a Google Pixel

According to the early developer developments of the upcoming Android 11, the Pixel 4-exclusive car crash detection app will go to older Pixel devices when the big Android update is released in 2020 — but if you haven’t tried it, you can give it a try. Have to wait. The initial version of the app was extracted from the developer framework of Android 11 and ported to older Pixel phones, which you can now sideline on your device.

How to enable car crash detection on a Google Pixel

How to side-load the Car Crash Detection app on older Pixel phones

  1. Download the app’s installation file from APK mirror.
  2. When the download is complete, tap the file to begin installation.
  3. Tap to allow installation from unknown sources if prompted, then wait for the installation process to complete.

Note that this is only possible for older Pixel phones. Other Android devices may try to download and install the app, but it will not work.

How to use Car Crash Detection

  1. Open the app from your phone’s app screen.
  2. The first time you run the app, you’ll be asked to add emergency contact and medical info. This is the info your phone will send automatically if it detects a car crash.
  3. Tap the gear-shaped “Settings” icon then go to Driving > Car crash detection and turn on Car crash detection.

The app now runs in the background and detects a potential car accident and if it cannot contact your mobile, it will automatically contact responders and emergency contacts first.

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