What Happens If You Call Emergency SOS?

When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number.

You can also add emergency contacts.

After an emergency call ends, your iPhone alerts your emergency contacts with a text message, unless you choose to cancel.

What does emergency SOS on iPhone do?

Starting with iOS 11, Apple added a new emergency feature to the iPhone, which is designed to allow you to quickly and discreetly place a call to emergency services. On the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and older iPhones, rapidly press the Side button on the right of the device five times to activate Emergency SOS.

What happens if you accidentally call emergency services?

Stay on the 911 Emergency Line

If a 911 emergency call is made erroneously, do not hang up. If you make a #999#112#999 call by mistake, stay on line.

What is auto call in emergency SOS?

Last Updated on February 26, 2018. iOS Emergency SOS automatically contacts 911 without unlocking your phone. This can be a lifesaver or it could be a major pain. Starting with iOS 11, there is a new emergency SOS feature. This lets you quickly contact 911 or an emergency contact without unlocking your phone.

What happens when you pocket dial 000?

When you dial 000 or 112 (international emergency call number), you are connected to a recorded message before the call is answered by a Telstra operator who will ask whether you require police, fire or ambulance. The call is disconnected after three requests if it goes unanswered.

What happens if you accidentally call emergency SOS on iPhone?

When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. You can also add emergency contacts. After an emergency call ends, your iPhone alerts your emergency contacts with a text message, unless you choose to cancel.

Is it illegal to accidentally call 911?

The cell phones are still able to call 911 but because they are deactivated the 911 call takers cannot call the phone back. Adds one call taker, “If you do accidentally call 911, don’t freak out. Don’t hang up or get defensive if we call you back.

What happens if you accidentally call 911 and hang up right away?

If you dial 9-1-1 accidentally, stay on the line and tell us. If you hang up we don’t know if you are okay and will have to call back or, if you’ve called from a landline and we can determine your location, send police to check on you. Stay on the line. Don’t ever hang up.

What do I do if I accidentally call 911?

What happens when someone calls 911 by mistake?

  • If you accidentally call 911, do not hang up the phone.
  • Remember that if you call 911 by accident or mistakenly use it in a non-urgent situation, you’re not in trouble with the police.
  • Lock your cell phone when it is in your pocket or your purse.
  • Do not let your children play with your phone.

What happens if you accidentally call 112?

If you receive a text message or a voicemail from 112 you may have accidentally made an emergency call, for example while the phone was in your bag or pocket. If you have any questions about this, send an email containing your name and telephone number to teleservice@klpd.politie.nl.

Do you get charged for accidentally calling 911?

Everyone makes mistakes, and there is no penalty to accidentally calling 911. The Communications Dispatcher will want to verify your name and address, and ensure that there is not a real emergency. If you do hang up, they will call you back to confirm that you are safe.

Does emergency SOS make a sound?

Go to Settings > Emergency SOS. If Countdown Sound is on, iPhone plays a warning sound even in silent mode or when Do Not Disturb is turned on.

How did I accidentally call 911 iPhone?

This means that if you hold down the side button and either of the volume buttons and continue holding, the 911 call will be placed automatically. The other option to avoid accidentally calling 911 is to turn off the Auto Call feature. To do this head to Settings → Emergency SOS → Auto Call.