If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, your iPhone can help you get the emergency assistance you need. Emergency SOS lets you make a call to emergency services without having to unlock your device or even be connected to a cellular network.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how Emergency SOS works—including how you can use it to contact emergency services no matter where you are in the world.
How to Make a Call With Emergency SOS
When you need help, Emergency SOS lets you make a call to emergency services without having to fumble for your phone. You can also add emergency contacts who will be notified when you make a call with Emergency SOS.
To make a call with Emergency SOS:
1. Quickly press and release the Side button five times. The Emergency SOS slider will appear.
2. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to the green “Make Call” position.
3. The phone will start calling emergency services. If you don’t want to speak to emergency services, keep holding the Side button until the “Emergency Call End” slider appears, and then drag the slider to the red “End Call” position.
How Emergency SOS Works With iPhone 14 or Later
When you open the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone, it will ask you to confirm that you want to use it. If you decide to cancel at this point, you can by pressing the Stop button at the top of the screen.
If you do want to use Emergency SOS, your iPhone will make a loud sound and start flashing your screen so that people around you will know there is an emergency. The Emergency SOS feature will also contact emergency services and provide them with your location.
How Emergency SOS Works With iPhone 14 or Earlier
When you open the Emergency SOS screen, your iPhone 14 or earlier will send an SOS signal to Apple servers. If you’re in a country that supports emergency calling over cellular, your carrier will also be called.
Your iPhone will keep trying to send the SOS signal until it’s connected to an Apple server or the call is answered. If it can’t connect, it will send a notification to your emergency contacts.
What to Do After You Make the Call
Once you’ve made the call, the first thing you need to do is stay put. The dispatcher will ask you for your location, and it’s important that you stay in one spot so they can find you more easily.
If you’re in a remote location, it might take a little longer for help to arrive. In the meantime, the dispatcher will stay on the line with you and will provide instructions on what to do next. They might also ask questions about your medical history or any allergies you have.
It’s important to stay calm and follow the dispatcher’s instructions. They are trained professionals who have dealt with these situations before and know what needs to be done.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. They will be more than happy to help you through this difficult time.
Special Considerations for China and India
There are two special considerations you need to be aware of if you’re using Emergency SOS in China or India.
In China, you won’t be able to use the auto-call feature. This is because of Chinese laws and regulations regarding the use of location data.
And in India, the feature will only work if you’re using an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later. This is because of regulations regarding the use of radio frequencies.
How to use Emergency SOS via satellite
Assuming you’re in a life-threatening situation and need to contact emergency services, here’s what you need to do:
1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
2. Tap Emergency SOS.
3. Turn on Auto Call.
4. Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
5. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.
– If you keep dragging, you’ll also send a message to your emergency contacts with your current location, and it will continue updating your location for 24 hours, even if your phone is turned off.
What is Emergency SOS via satellite on iPhone 14?
Emergency SOS via satellite is a new feature on iPhone 14 that allows you to call for help even when you’re not in cellular range.
Here’s how it works: when you place a call with Emergency SOS, your iPhone will automatically connect to the nearest available satellite and place the call for you. That way, if you’re in an area with no cell reception, you can still get in touch with emergency services.
To use Emergency SOS via satellite, just open the Settings app and tap “SOS.” From there, you can choose when to place the call and who to call. You can also add emergency contacts who will be notified when you place the call.
If you’re ever in a situation where you need help but can’t make a call, Emergency SOS via satellite could be a lifesaver. So be sure to keep it in mind next time you’re traveling to remote areas.
So, there you have it. That’s how Emergency SOS via satellite works in iPhone. It’s a nifty little feature that could come in handy if you’re ever in a situation where you need help but can’t make a call.