While the issue of police brutality has been a pressing one since many decades ago, but it has gained major traction after the murder of George Floyd. Apple, in its efforts to bring balance, has introduced a voice automated “I’m getting pulled over” shortcut.
The feature will allow people to record police officers discreetly. And Apple will automatically send the video recording and your location to a select group of your contacts.
The feature was created back in 2018 by Robert Paterson. Once installed, you can command Siri or tap on your phone once to activate the feature. The “I’m getting pulled over” command will pause any audio or video that you might have been watching or listening to at that moment.
The feature will also lower your phone’s brightness and volume. Your device will be put on Do Not Disturb mode, and the front camera will automatically start recording. An automated text will also be sent to your friends and family, along with your current location.
Moreover, the video will be automatically saved in your Dropbox account or iCloud Drive as a backup.
The 2020 version is an updated one. Earlier, the recording had to be done manually, which was a huge issue, especially during a tense situation. Now, the automated shortcut version 2.1 activates the feature by a user just saying, “I’m getting pulled over.”
Install Apple’s “I’m Getting Pulled Over” Feature
Most of the shortcuts are usually pre-installed in IOS devices, so you might not even have to download it. But, just in case your device does not have it, you can download it from Apple’s App Store.
You can modify the shortcuts keeping in view your needs. But if you want Peterson’s shortcut, you can change your settings to let a third-party shortcut make changes to your device.
Apple does not allow third-party shortcuts to operate in a device that has no shortcuts of its own. So make sure that you create a shortcut and run it on your device. Even if the shortcut is completely useless, it won’t matter, just run it once.
After you have done that, open Settings, go to Shortcuts, and tap on the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” option.
Once you are done with the settings, go to Apple’s App Store and download “I’m getting pulled over.” After it is installed, you will be given a tour of what can be done with the feature after it is activated.
Tap on the “Add Untrusted Shortcut.” A configuration screen will pop up on your screen asking you to put in contact details of who you want to be notified, in case you are pulled over. The contacts you provide will be notified of your live location, and the video recorded will also be sent.
Multiple people can be selected to be notified by the “I’m getting pulled over” shortcut.
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