01. 04. 2023
An emergency can happen at any time and being prepared can make all the difference. If you have an iPhone, you have access to a powerful feature that helps you quickly and easily call for help – the SOS feature.
In this article, we will show you how to use the SOS feature on your iPhone in emergency situations. We’ll also provide some tips on how to get the most out of this feature to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Before you can use the SOS feature, you will need to set up your emergency contacts. Open the Health app on your iPhone and go to the Medical ID tab. Tap Edit and scroll down to Emergency Contacts. Here you can add contacts that will be notified when you use the SOS feature.
To activate the SOS feature on your iPhone, press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the emergency call slider appears. If you have auto-call turned on, your iPhone will automatically call emergency services when the slider appears. If not, slide the emergency call slider to call the emergency services.
After the emergency call is complete, your iPhone will automatically send a message to your emergency contacts with your current location and that you have activated the SOS function.
You can also set up the auto-call feature on your iPhone, which automatically calls emergency services when you press the side button five times in quick succession. To set this up, go to Settings > “Emergency SOS” > “Automatic call” and turn it on.
When you use the automatic call feature, your iPhone will automatically call emergency services after the countdown has finished, so make sure you only use this feature in emergency situations.
The SOS feature on your iPhone is a powerful tool that helps you quickly and easily call for help in an emergency. By setting up your emergency contacts and knowing how to activate this feature, you can rest easy knowing you’re prepared for any emergency that comes your way.
Remember to use the SOS function responsibly and only in emergency situations. This way, you can make the most of this powerful tool and protect yourself and your loved ones.