What are the best settings to use for Wearsafe and how can I be sure I’ve set up Wearsafe correctly on my iPhone?

By June 1, 2016

When you need help from a friend or family member, you can rely on Wearsafe to provide them with all of the most important information about your situation – that includes your location and any audio that can be collected around you.

To ensure that this critical information can be provided to your trusted network when you need them:

  • Open your phone’s ‘Settings’ app
  • Scroll all the way down and select Wearsafe from your list of installed apps
  • Select ‘Location’ and then ‘Always’
  • Toggle each of the following features to the ‘on’ position (it will turn green)
    • ‘Microphone’
    • ‘Background App Refresh’
    • ‘Cellular Data’

When a friend or loved one needs your help and sends you an alert through Wearsafe, it’s important to set up your phone so you can easily be notified.

To ensure that you will be alerted:

  • Open your phone’s ‘Settings’ app
  • Scroll all the way down and select Wearsafe from your list of installed apps
  • Select ‘Notifications’
  • Toggle each of the following features to the ‘on’ position (it will turn green)
    • ‘Allow Notifications’
    • ‘Show in Notification Center’
    • ‘Sounds’
    • ‘Badge App Icon’
    • ‘Show in Lock Screen’
  • Select ‘Alert’ (far right selection with banner in the middle of the phone) as the Alert Style
  • On iOS 10, you can get text alert sounds even with your ringer turned off or Do Not Disturb active:
    • Open the Contacts app
    • Tap + to create a new contact
    • Set the name as Wearsafe Alerts
    • Tap the plus to add phone. Use mobile number 33947
    • Tap Text Tone
    • Toggle Emergency Bypass to the ‘on’ position (it will turn green).