Saying 'Siri, I'm Getting Pulled Over' to Your iPhone Will Record Police Encounters During Traffic Stops
06 May 2021
As a part of Apple's iOS 12 update, Siri can now record police encounters during traffic stops if the user says, "Siri, I'm getting pulled over."
Don't worry, we've got a step by step guide on how to set up the feature...
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It seems that everyone has an iPhone nowadays and it's easy to see why.
And it is an easy-to-navigate yet sophisticated piece of technology... cementing it firmly as the most in-demand smartphone on the global market.
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And the latest model is the iPhone 12, which was released last year.
So much so, it can even help provide a sense of security for users; which is what brings us back to today's story.
In other words, with the Shortcuts app, a person can say a phrase or tap a button and their phone will perform multiple tasks at once.
Although it's made to let users create their own shortcuts, people can also download pre-made shortcuts from third-party apps or developers.
And is now known as "I'm Getting Pulled Over."
First developed in 2018, the shortcut activates the Do Not Disturb feature, turning off all incoming calls, messages, and notifications - this is to reduce the chance that a police officer will be startled by your phone ringing or flashing, and act aggressively.
At the same time, your phone will start recording a video with the front camera.
So, how can you download it?
Since the shortcut is made by a third party, an iPhone will consider it an "untrusted" shortcut, meaning iPhone settings will need to be adjusted.
1. Open your Settings app and tap on Shortcuts.
2. Toggle on Allow Untrusted Shortcuts
3. A pop-up window will warn you of potential risks; To continue, tap "Allow," and then enter your passcode.
5. The Shortcuts app will open, listing all of the shortcut's features. At the bottom, tap "Add Untrusted Shortcut."
6. Choose which contacts will receive a message with your location. Then hit "Continue."
7. Next, select which contacts will receive a copy of the video.
8. Then select "Done."
10. Scroll down to the "Location" section and select "Allow Access," then tap "Allow While Using App."
11. Scroll down to the Messages, Camera, and Photo sections and do the same thing — tap "Allow Access," and then "OK."
12. In the Camera section, select Front or Back depending on what camera you want to start the recording with.
13. Scroll down to the Scripting "Choose from Menu" settings and choose where to store your video when the shortcut ends. You'll have the following options: iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Do Not Upload.
14. When complete, choose "Done" to confirm your settings.
Once you've set it up, activating the shortcut is easy.
1. Activate Siri by holding down the lock button or Home button, depending on your iPhone model. If you have it enabled, you can also say "Hey, Siri."
2. Once Siri is listening, say "I'm getting pulled over."
The shortcut will activate.
For many people here in the United States, this shortcut is totally worth having downloaded on our phones... we'd highly recommend it.