What Happens When You Activate 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 is auto call for emergency SOS?

Emergency SOS on an iPhone is a feature that allows you to immediately call emergency services after you quickly click the power button (also known as the Sleep / Wake button) five times in a row. After pressing the power button five times in a row, an emergency SOS slider appears.

How do I get rid of emergency SOS?

To do this, head into the Settings app, then tap Emergency SOS and set the Auto Call toggle to off. Now if you hold down the side button and a volume button the Emergency SOS slider will appear as normal, but you’ll have to swipe it to place the call – continuing to hold the buttons won’t do it.

How does emergency SOS work on Apple Watch?

Call emergency services

  • Press and hold the side button on your watch until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
  • Continue to hold down the side button. Wait for a countdown to begin and an alert to sound. You can also drag the Emergency SOS slider.
  • When the countdown ends, your watch automatically calls emergency services.

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 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.

What happens if I accidentally called 911?

A large percentage of 911 calls are accidental, especially from cell phones. If you dial 911 by accident, DO NOT hang up! If, when we call back, no one answers and there is an address associated with the number, a police response will be sent to determine if in fact there is an emergency.

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.