‘Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: A new shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police
This is quite interesting and I’m pretty amazed it has taken so long for this to be created.
- A big new feature for iPhones this year is Shortcuts, an app that lets you write scripts for the iPhone.
- One widely shared shortcut is called Police, which records police interactions and texts a predetermined contact that you’ve been pulled over.
- It also sends a video of the encounter to your contact.
- The creator says the shortcut can be adapted for other situations.
Once the shortcut is installed and configured, you just have to say, for example, “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” Then the program pauses music you may be playing, turns down the brightness on the iPhone, and turns on “do not disturb” mode.
It also sends a quick text to a predetermined contact to tell them you’ve been pulled over, and it starts recording using the iPhone’s front-facing camera. Once you’ve stopped recording, it can text or email the video to a different predetermined contact and save it to Dropbox.