How to Setup, Turn on & Use Emergency SOS on iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X

Quickly Call to Emergency Service in your country and also send iMessage message to emergency contact added in your health app. Here I will guide significant points that we can use or set for use Emergency SOS On iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. What are the custom settings for Emergency SOS and Which Settings are necessary for use. Emergency SOS available on all iOS 11 compatible devices but changed the way to enable it. Let’s see how to turn on/ turn off Emergency SOS On iPhone.

Note: We cannot turn off or Hide Emergency SOS option from iPhone setting. If you find missing, then Check your iOS version and Update with latest one or might be in your country option is not available.

Setup and Use Emergency SOS On iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X: iOS 11

10 SOS location screen for iPhone in iOS 11

Go to the Settings app on iPhone.

Under the settings, Scroll down and Find “Emergency SOS

Next To the “Emergency SOS” >

First Option is SOS Button, SOS Can Activate by Pressing 3 or 5 Times depends on you have set in settings on iPhone 8,8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6 and Earlier

iPhone X: Press Side Button + Volume up button simultaneously or press side button 5 or 3 Times.

Auto Call: By enabling this option you will get countdown (3 to 1),

if Auto Call is Enabled, Countdown Sound option will see at last

4 Count Down Sound for Emergency Settings on iPhone 8 8 Plus

Auto Call in Enable, See SOS Emergency Lock Screen,

If Auto Call is disabled, then see the different settings before taking action in mute sound: Slide to Power Off, Medical ID, and Emergency SOS.

Medical ID: Get accesses your Medical ID card, With Blood Group, Emergency contact numbers.


Emergency SOS: it will call to Emergency Service in your country (For USA, 911) after that continues to Send your device’s location to your Emergency contact’s iMessage as a notification.

Location Service will enable itself, and your Friends can track you continuously if your device is stolen. The unauthorized person cannot Stop Sharing Emergency location if iPhone is locked. Enter Passcode or Use Touch ID first unlock Device and Tap on Blue top bar “Emergency SOS is Using Your Location”.

Tap on: Stop Sharing Emergency Location

If auto Call is enabled: Custom settings of Countdown Sound will show. Want to disable it then you can do.

Setup or Add Emergency Contact for Emergency SOS

Add new or Edit saved contacts details for Emergency contact. Yes, we can do.

Open Medical ID app, Tap on Edit

Scroll Down and See option for “Add emergency contact” Select contact from phone app > Next Set Relationship with him/her and Save

This Changes and Settings automatically are shown under Emergency SOS

Enable/Disable SOS on the Apple Watch

Open Apple Watch app on iPhone.

Go to My Watch Tab, See General option.

Next, to the General > See Emergency SOS > Enable Hold to Auto Call

Now, on your Apple Watch, Continuously press and hold few seconds on side button apple watch automatically call to the Emergency number.

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