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Call custom emergency number from lockscreen

Ok, basically, what I want, is to provide Android phone to child, locked by passcode (or gesture), and allow the child to call parents (two numbers) from locked device. My current available target ...
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How do I change the default number for the emergency contacts?

I have my family listed as my emergency contacts but when I try to call them using the emergency feature, it does not call their default number. For example: if i try to call my mom from the emergency ...
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How to test emergency broadcasts?

I want to test the emergency broadcast notifications (those for extreme weather and similar) to make absolutely sure that they work and everything is set up correctly. How can I do this? Google only ...
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Why don't calls to emergency numbers show in the Phone app's call log?

I recently had to make an emergency call. I later noticed in my device's call logs in the Phone app that the emergency number I called doesn't show up in the call log. (In other words, no entry shows ...
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How to disable power button triple tap emergency call feature?

I'm using a OnePlus 6 (Magisk; systemless Xposed, stock ROM at Android 8.1.0). One of the features that constantly irritates me is the accidental dialing of emergency number. The system by-default ...
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Is it possible to read IMEI from emergency call dialer?

I am looking for the method to read IMEI from emergency call dialer, before the phone is activated. When I try *#06# it says that this is not emergency number.
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Why has the emergency contacts functionality been removed?

According to some users at What is an "Emergency Call," and can I set number for it? there used to be a feature to add emergency contacts that can be dialed without passing the lock screen. ...
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Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?

Can an Android phone (specifically, the Huawei Honor 5X) that has never had a SIM card in it make an emergency phone call to 911? The Honor 5X (which is GSM Unlocked) will be on WiFi and within ...
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How do I troubleshoot inconsistent call quality?

I have a OnePlus One phone that has worked great for a long time, but for the past few months, my call quality has been inconsistent. I am on the newest stock rom - Cyanogen12.1.1-YOG7DAS2K1, build ...
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It is possible to call without sim by adding a number as emergency number…? [duplicate]

It is possible to call anyone without sim card...I mean adding anyones number as emergency call number and call anyone as emergency call?
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How to perform emergency call while “Android is starting…”

Sometimes when I start my phone I get this "Optimizing app" thing that takes about 10 - 20 minutes for it to finish. During this operation phone is unusable and reset doesn't help as the operation is ...
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ICE (Emergency) contacts from lock screen - how to access when SIP is configured?

Using Android version 4.4.2 (on Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini). I have added one of my contacts to the OS built-in ICE contact group and assigned to one of the four emergency contact buttons that are shown ...
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Contacts app: Groups: ICE - emergency contacts: What is the purpose of this stock integrated group?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Contacts -> Groups there is a special stock group called ICE - emergency contacts. I have looked for the meaning of ICE on Wikipedia but was not able to find ...
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Remove In Case Of Emergency association

I was setting up the contacts on my Xperia Z3 (Kit Kat) and entered in my wife as the In Case Emergency contact. However now if I dial her number normally (e.g. from the phone app) it comes up as "In ...
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ICE-Emergency contacts

Need Help - How to remove contacts from Emergency list I have S5 , I have added couple of numbers under “ICE-Emergency contacts “ groups. Its was displaying under Emergency Contacts. Now I want to ...
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Phone going into Emergency calls only after USB tethering for 30 minutes

Since the time I started using USB tethering, my phone has been going into Emergency calls only after 30 minutes of little to no use. I find it a bother to always have to restart my hone to use calls ...
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Is there a way to completely disable the dialer including emergency calls to make an old phone a “tablet”?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (running 4.2.2 if it matters but I'd presume the rules would apply to most Android OS' in general, it isn't currently rooted but I can root it if necessary) that I've recently ...
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How do I make “Emergency Call” harder to hit? I keep pocket calling 911!

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide phone running 4.0.4 on the AT&T network. Unfortunately, I have pocket called 911 at least four times. To call 911 on my phone you have to: Activate the lock ...
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ICE Emergency Contacts on Emergency Dialer Screen

On my Samsung Galaxy S 4, I can add contacts to the "ICE - emergency contacts" group. When I initiate the emergency dialer, there are four gray buttons with plus signs. Pressing any one of them brings ...
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Is there a way to send an emergency text and/or email by holding down either of the volume buttons?

A friend of mine recently developed a medical condition that causes sudden shortness of breath, and in one instance, caused her to pass out. In that instance, she said she lost her vision first, so ...
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What's the purpose of “Emergency Call” button on SIM unlock screen?

When SIM is locked with PIN1 or PIN2 and I boot my Android phone, SIM unlock screen appears which contains num key pad and "Emergency Call" button. I have seen this in all Android phones including non-...
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How to prepare touchscreen-based Android device for [emergency] calling using only hardware buttons?

If my touchscreen Android phone gets smashed I expect that it can happen that only touchscreen is broken (as it seems to be the most fragile part) while the device itself able to function somehow; and ...
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What do I need to know about the “weird” Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ROM....
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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What is an “Emergency Call,” and can I set number for it?

On the default lock screen, whether using pattern or pin, there is a button at the bottom which says "Emergency Call". But if I try to call my home number or anything it tells me "That is not an ...