In an emergency, your smartphone can be a lifeline. And we’re not just talking about calling 911. When you’re lost, in need of first aid, stuck in a potentially dangerous situation, or even facing down a natural disaster, a plethora of apps can help. We picked out 16 potentially-lifesaving apps—download them now so you’ll have them on hand when you need them.
If you get lost
Our phones come with mapping apps that constantly log our position in real time as we wander the planet. But even if you rely on Apple Maps or Google Maps, they won’t always save you from getting lost. So supplement them with a few other apps that help users find their way.