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iPhone Shortcut Records Your Interaction With the Police When Pulled Over, Sends Text To Your Contact and Copy Of Video

By Ellen Perez on June 16, 2020
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This iPhone shortcut has been around for about 2 years, but has gained popularity recently with its new updates.

If you say the words ” Hey Siri I’m Getting Pulled Over” then your phone will turn off your music > Turn down your screen brightness > Put your phone on ” Do Not Disturb” to avoid calls interrupting > Open your front camera and begin recording.

This feature does need to be downloaded first and within the set up you can choose a emergency contact who will be notified that you were pulled over, send them your location AND then a copy of your video once it stops recording.

How to download it

There are a few steps you’ll need to do to install the shortcut.
Step 1: To set it up, first download the “Shortcuts” app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Then you have to run another shortcut in the Shortcuts app. If you tap “Gallery” on the bottom right corner, you will see other shortcuts you can run.
Step 3: Next, go to settings, and scroll down to “Shortcuts.” Tap it and then toggle the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” to on.
Step 4: Open this link in Safari to download the “I’m getting pulled over” shortcut. Tap “Get Shortcut.”
Step 5: Once it opens, scroll down and tap “Add Untrusted Shortcut.”
Step 6: Choose a contact(s) for who you would like to send your location and a copy of the video recording to. Then tap done.