A Reddit user created an iPhone shortcut called, "I'm getting pulled over" that will record your interaction with law enforcement.
Robert Peterson created the shortcut in 2018, and it has been updated since. Peterson shared the current version on his Twitter page as the shortcut has regained traction online.
A bunch of people and news outlets are passing around an old version of my ‘Getting Pulled Over’ Shortcut.— Robert Petersen (@Sonikku_a2) June 16, 2020
Current version is here:https://t.co/P3rKxJKNKm
Current versions will always be posted at:https://t.co/gFrOSdBV6W#Siri #Police #Shortcuts
The shortcut will:
- Pause music that may be playing
- Turn down your brightness and volume
- Turn on Do Not Disturb
- Sends a message to a contact you choose with your current location and lets them know you're being pulled over
- Opens your front-facing camera and starts recording
- When the recording is stopped, it sends a copy to a contact you choose
Peterson said on Reddit it works best with a phone mounted on a dashboard.
To download the shortcut:
- Download the "Shortcuts" app
- Run another shortcut in the app, click "Gallery" to see the other options (this step is necessary to allow you to run an untrusted shortcut)
- Go to "Shortcuts" in settings and turn on "Allow Untrusted Shortcuts"
- Open this link in Safari of the current version of the shortcut
- Follow the prompts and select the contact you want the information sent to
To activate the shortcut, say "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over."
According to Peterson, there is not currently an Android version of the shortcut.
If you have issues running the shortcut, click here for help.