How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21

By | October 6, 2021

How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21
The Galaxy S21 has many options and features, including using the flashlight to broadcast an SOS signal.

When enabled, the flashlight will flash the SOS in a series of on/off flashes sending the message to anyone who can visibly see it.

The option is inside the Panels features which can be found by swiping twice from the right side of the phone.

If the Panels features does not come up, it will need to be enabled with the steps below.

Once enabled, the SOS Flashlight option will be available.
How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 8
Below are the steps to enable Panels and then enable the SOS option on the Galaxy S21. This includes the Ultra and Plus models.

How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and click on Settings (Gear Icon)
  2. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 1

  3. Scroll down find and select Display
  4. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 2

  5. Scroll down again, find and select Edge Panels
  6. Be sure Edge Panels is enable and select Panels
  7. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 4

  8. Enable the Tools option
  9. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 5

  10. Go back the home screen and swipe twice from the right side to bring up the Tools feature
  11. Click on Flashlight
  12. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 7

  13. Tap on the SOS option
  14. How To Activate SOS Flashlight on a Galaxy S21 Step 8

Summary
Enabling the SOS Flashlight feature on a Galaxy S21 is quick and easy to do using Panels.

This feature while rarely used, can be a big help in some scenarios.

Be sure to only use the option if there is really an emergency.

The Panels is available by swiping twice from the right side of the screen.

Turning on SOS will be available under flashlight along with several other options.

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