One might think that, as long as the Galaxy S9 is on standby, the power consumption is limited. But your smartphone is giving you the option of limiting the battery usage even more. Of course, this option should only be used when you’re in very delicate situations, away from home and with a low battery, because it’s very restrictive. That’s why it’s called the Emergency Mode on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus…
Whenever In Need, Enable Emergency Mode On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus:
- Tap and hold down the Power button of the device;
- When the option pops-up, select the Emergency Mode;
- Confirm that you have read and that you agree to the listed terms & conditions, by checking the box next to that notification;
- Also, tap the Agree button from that notification window;
- Finally, select the Enable option.
Coming up next, the smartphone will change its display into this grayscale screen. You’ll have up to six available apps listed in there, with no other options. This will ensure that your phone’s resources are completely limited and that emergency calls are still possible. Feel free to keep this mode active for as long as you need.
When you no longer need it, all you have to do in order to return to the normal running mode is to use the More option (most likely displayed at the top right corner of the display) and to select the option that says Disable emergency mode on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
You might not need all these instructions in the near future, but it’s best if you’re aware of it and know how to use it when the time will come. And since we taught you how to enable and to disable the Emergency mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus… There’s another emergency-related option that you might want to tweak.
This option has to do with your carrier and the Emergency alerts on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus that it can send throughout the network, whenever the situation requires it. As you might already know, there are several main types of Emergency alerts and each one needs to be disabled manually. Instructions will also vary a little bit, from one carrier to another. Below, you’ll see the different instructions for the Verizon and the AT&T or the T-Mobile clients.
If You’re Using A Verizon Galaxy S9 Smartphone…
The Emergency alerts can be shut off from the general settings of the phone. You sure know how to get to it, from the gear icon listed within the Notification Drawer or from the Settings app listed in the App Drawer. To sum it up, you’ll have to:
- Access the device Settings;
- Go to Privacy & Emergency;
- Select the Emergency Alerts;
- Select the Settings option from the top-right corner;
- Select the Alert types submenu;
- Tap on each emergency type from the next window, to turn them off as you see fit.
If you’re using an AT&T or a T-Mobile Galaxy S9 smartphone…
The Emergency alerts can, again, be shut off from the general settings, but the steps will be slightly different. Instead of going to the Privacy & Emergency options, you must go to the Applications and the Messages settings. Here are the exact steps:
- Open up the Settings app;
- Navigate to the Applications menu;
- Select the Messages app;
- Select the Emergency alert settings option in there;
- Switch each toggle of each alert type from On to Off, if you wish to deactivate it.
To draw a conclusion, you now know both how to check your Emergency alerts options and how to enable Emergency mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Let’s just hope you’ll not have to use them very often!