How can I use my smartphone to protect myself?

You can protect in these ways:

by giving a family member a chance to identify your location in case of need…

Activating the “ not disturb” function on the iphone or similar on android when you in a car so that you not receive calls and drive safely

to call a taxi when you’re coming out of the pub drunk as bukowski in books…

you can use your mobile phone flash to send messages in morse code

you can search for emergency solutions on or Google.

you can record audio or video of vandals in your private property so that you can the report the next day

you can call the emergency numbers

you can write your records and health status in dedicated apps.

you can ask siri to send emergency messages

you can use it as a weight inserted into a piece of cloth and twirl it around and turn it into a defensive weapon.