First time Apple added an Emergency SOS awesome feature for Apple Watch in WatchOS 3, and now Apple has been debuted Emergency call function on iPhone in its next software update iOS 10.2. Most importantly, the emergency call is to play a beneficial role in human life while they are in a terrible situation. Therefore, as an iPhone user, you have to know everything about it, like how to use Emergency SOS on iPhone, Activate/ Turn off Emergency SOS on iPhone, etc. Hope, by this trick user, can quick dial SOS call without taking iPhone out of his/her pocket because not needed to dial the 3-digits number on iPhone touchpad. Emergency SOS feature is now available built-in into the iOS 10.2, so that not require any third-party SOS emergency app for iPhone iOS 10.2 users.
Apple’s latest update iOS 10.2 public beta has popped up Emergency SOS feature. It helps iPhone users to make automatically call emergency services when you rapidly click the Sleep/wake button five times. Although, by default, it comes disabled. If you would like to turn on it, then read our ultimate guide.
Please Note: Emergency SOS feature is only available on iOS 10.2 compatibility iPhones. Hence, please before following the below steps, make sure you have latest iOS 10.2 on your iPhone.
Setup on iOS 11: Emergency SOS
How to Enable/ Turn On and Use Emergency SOS on iPhone – iOS 10.2 and later
Step 1. Launch Settings App from your iPhone Home Screen.
Step 2. Tap General.
Step 3. Tap on Emergency SOS.
Note: Please keep Turned On Location Services to Allow “Emergency SOS” to determine your location.
Step 4. Turn slider Click Sleep/ Wake to Auto Call On/OFF Switch ON/ Green.
Also – For SOS call, Sleep/Wake Click time is customized. Hence, you can keep button press time either Five times or Three times as you wish.
From now, whenever you rapidly click Sleep/wake (power) button on the side of your iPhone five times then Emergency call will dial automatically; and you will get countdown screen and have an option also to cancel call just tap on ‘’Stop (X)’’ ,so popup up arrives and asks to Stop call or cancel, if triggered press accidentally. By the way, this is a new trick to get urgent service.
There are several countries in the world such as the United States, Canada, and some of the South American countries. These all use three-digit 9-1-1 number as an emergency telephone number for SOS services such as Police, Ambulance, and Fire. While remain countries in the world have other numeric numbers like Europe – 112, UK – 112/999 etc. but don’t worry, while you press power button five times then it allows you emergency call in your area.
How to Work/Use Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on iPhone
Whenever you activated SOS on your iPhone, then it will sound an alarm and give you a three-second countdown. Hence, you have a chance to cancel call if it was accidentally happened/ triggered. After the three seconds, countdown you phone will make the SOS call automatically.
For those users, who don’t want to play a warning sound while Emergency SOS is counting down to call emergency services. Then below described steps help to Turn Countdown off for SOS call on iPhone
Go to Settings App → Tap General → Tap on Emergency SOS → Turn Slider Countdown Sound OFF/Gray.
How to Disable/ Turn Off Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 10.2 – iPhone 7/ 7 Plus & earlier models
Settings → Tap on General → Tap Emergency SOS → Turn Slider Click Sleep/ Wake to Auto Call On/OFF Switch OFF/Gray.
Hope, you have got here everything about how’s work Emergency SOS call on iPhone and turn On and turn off Emergency SOS on iPhone.
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