How to Activate Emergency Mode on Galaxy Z Flip 4

Is your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 running low on battery power? If you still can’t charge your phone and want to extend the battery life further, then you should activate emergency mode feature of your phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a premium Android smartphone best known for having a foldable display form factor. It’s ideal for people who want a full phone that’s compact as well since it can be folded in half which allows the device to easily fit in any pocket. Some of its best features include a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip and a battery capacity of 3700 mAh.

Using your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 emergency mode feature

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 emergency mode feature

The Emergency Mode feature of your Galaxy Z Flip 4 allows you to extend the battery life of the phone for as long as possible. When activated the screen’s brightness will be reduced and some of the functionalities of the phone will be limited.

When your phone is running in Emergency mode you will still be able to call a specified contact and also make emergency calls. You will also be able to turn on the flash, sound alarms, use the Samsung browser to access the internet, and send your location to specific contacts.

Here’s what you need to do to manage the emergency mode feature of your device.

Turn emergency mode on

You can turn emergency mode on by following these steps.

  • Press and hold the Power button until you see the power menu options.
  • Tap Emergency Mode.
  • If you are using Emergency Mode for the first time, you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Tap Enable OR Turn On
  • You will now see the Emergency Mode interface, including an estimate of your battery standby time.

When your phone is running on Emergency Mode it will have a simplified home screen. Most connectivity features settings won’t be accessible. As long as your phone is connected to a mobile data, your cellular network, or Wi-Fi network then you will still be able send SOS messages or use the phone in emergency situations.

Turn emergency mode off

Here’s how to turn emergency mode off when you are done using it.

  • Tap the three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select Turn off emergency mode or Disable Emergency Mode.
  • Select Disable.

Activating the Power Saving mode of your device

Other ways to reduce battery consumption on your device so you can use it in an emergency situation is by turning on the power saving mode feature. When this feature is enabled, you will also be able to choose to turn off always on display, limit CPU speed to 70%, decrease brightness by 10% and turn off 5G.

Take note that using this feature will reduce the useability of your Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Turn on Power Saving mode from Quick Settings

You can turn on the power saving mode from the quick settings of your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.

  • Pull down the Quick Settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen to pull down the Notification panel and swiping down again from the Notification panel.
  • Tap the Power saving mode icon to enable it. If the icon turns blue after tapping it, then it means it’s enabled.
  • To configure the Power saving mode, tap and hold on the icon for a couple of seconds and it will bring you to its Settings screen.

Turn on Power Saving mode from Settings

Another way to activate power saving mode is from the Settings app.

  • Open the App drawer then tap on the Settings icon.
  • Scroll down and tap Battery and device care.
  • Tap Battery.
  • Tap the Power saving mode switch to enable it.
  • You can tap on the additional switches to turn some battery life saving features on or off.

Conserve battery life on Samsung phones

Other ways to make you phone battery life longer is by following these tips.

Check for battery draining apps

One of the reasons the battery of your Galaxy Z Flip 4 drains quickly is because of certain apps that are running in the background.

Checking battery usage

  • Tap on your phone Settings.
  • Tap on Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery.
  • Tap on Usage since last charge.

You should uninstall or update any app that’s draining the battery of your phone.

Turn on Adaptive battery

This allows your Galaxy Z Flip 4 to limit the background usage of apps you don’t regularly use.

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap on Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery.
  • Tap on More battery settings.
  • Tap on Adaptive battery and turn it On

Restart your Galaxy Z Flip 4

Restarting the phone will close all of these running apps and clear your device memory which should help improve the battery issue.

  • Simultaneously press and hold the Power key and Volume down button on the right edge for approximately 15 seconds.
  • Release the buttons when the Samsung logo appears.

Adjust screen brightness

The brighter the display of your Galaxy Z Flip 4 the more power it needs. It is therefore a good idea to balance your device brightness to fit your current environment.

You can do this manually or you can enable adaptive brightness.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Adjust the brightness on the Brightness scale to a lower level

To enable automatic brightness, follow these steps.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Turn on the Adaptive brightness switch

Turn off always on display feature

One of the features that uses up a considerable amount of battery life is the always on display feature. Turning this off will help save your phones battery.

  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap Lock Screen.
  • Make sure the status switch beside Always On Display is turned off.

Reduce screen timeout

Lowering the screen timeout time is recommended if you want to save your phone battery life.

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Tap on Screen timeout
  • Select 15 seconds

Turn on Dark Mode

Dark Mode switches your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 settings to a dark theme. This is advantageous for devices with AMOLED displays such as the Flip 4 since the individual pixels in a dark background will not use battery life.

  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap Display.
  • Tap the Dark option.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I make an emergency call from the lock screen?

    Just swipe up on your device's screen to be taken to the Lock screen, and then tap Emergency call. A dial pad will appear where you can enter your desired number.

  2. Can I make an emergency call without a SIM card?

    As long as you have a network signal nearby, even if it is not your carrier, you can contact 911.

  3. How do I remove an app from the Emergency mode home screen?

    Just swipe up on your device's screen to be taken to the Lock screen, and then tap Emergency call. A dial pad will appear where you can enter your desired number.

  4. How do I use SOS messages?

    To set up SOS messages, first navigate to and open Settings. Tap Safety and emergency, and then tap Send SOS messages.
    Tap the switch at the top of the screen; read the information and then tap Continue.
    Review the required permissions, and then tap Start. Select either Create contact or Select from contacts.
    Make or choose your emergency contact.
    Tap Back, and then adjust the different settings. .
    If you are ever in an emergency and want to send an SOS message, press the Side key or Power key three or four times rapidly. This will send an SOS message to your designated contact(s).
    If you need to turn off SOS messages, navigate to Settings, then tap Safety and emergency, and then tap the switch next to Send SOS messages to turn it off.

  5. What is included in the emergency mode interface?

    Flashlight: Turn the flashlight on or off.
    Emergency alarm: Your phone will turn on a loud alarm.
    Phone: Launch the Phone app to make calls.
    Message my location: Share your location with a recipient of your choice.
    Internet: Launch an internet browser, such as Samsung Internet.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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