Most police officers have dash cams now and this new iPhone hack will make sure you have one too!
New in iOS 12 is a shortcut called Police which will allow Siri to start recording any encounter with police without the officer knowing. Users simply say, "Hey Siri, I'm being pulled over".
Siri then turns down your music, closes all open apps, turns on Do Not Disturb Mode, and sends a text to your emergency contact letting them know what is going on and where you are located, all while recording your encounter with the police.
The shortcut was created by Reddit user, Robert Peterson, in Arizona. He felt like he needed to come up with something to help civilians after hearing about so many disputes between police and people on social media. He is trying to avoid the usual case of police saying one thing happened while the citizen pulled over has a completely different story.
Peterson shared this comment with USA Today about his reasoning for creating the shortcut,
"My only goal with the Police shortcut is trying to help people stay safe and honest. (Most) of the time, you’ll never need it, but if you end up in a situation where it ended up being a good idea, you’ll be thankful you did.” -Robert Peterson
The only thing users need to do to set up the hack is download the new Shortcuts app in the App Store.
Source: USA Today