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Emergency SOS on iPhone: How to set it up and activate

(Pocket-lint) - There are so many software features built into iPhone, some are easy enough to find, others are a little more hidden but they are not only very useful, but good for safety too. 

When setup, Emergency SOS on iPhone doesn't just give you a quick option to call emergency services if you're in trouble, but it will also automatically alert your emergency contacts to your location. 

There are a couple of different options for setting up and activating Emergency SOS on iPhone. We've run through them all below to help you make sure your iPhone is ready to help you as much as possible if you ever feel unsafe or need to contact emergency services.

Press the side/home button quickly five times 

One of the features within the Emergency SOS settings on iPhone is the ability to quickly press the side button or home button on your device five times in succession to call emergency services. 

To set this up: Open Settings > Emergency SOS > Toggle on Call with Side Button. 

When you press the side button or home button five times, a loud siren will sound and a countdown from three will begin. You can turn the countdown sound off though. To turn it off: Open Settings > Emergency SOS > Toggle off Countdown Sound.

Press and hold the side/home button and volume up or down

Pressing and holding the side button or home button on your iPhone and either the volume up or volume down will bring up another screen on iPhone. 

The options on this screen are Slide to Power Off, slide for Medical ID and slide for Emergency SOS. 

If you slide the Emergency SOS section, this too will call emergency services, though it would be a little harder to do if you were in trouble compared to pressing the side or home button five times so it's worth toggling on that feature as above. Toggling it on doesn't disable the ability to also use the slide option mentioned in this section. 

How to set up and edit emergency contacts on iPhone

It's possible to add emergency contacts in Apple's Health app. These will be sent a message with your last known location when you use Emergency SOS to you call emergency services. 

To set up emergency contacts: Open Settings > Emergency SOS > Edit Emergency Contacts in Health. This will then launch the Health app where you follow steps below. 

Alternatively, you can:

  1. Open the Health app
  2. Tap on your profile in the top right corner
  3. Tap on Medical ID
  4. Press on 'Edit' in the top right corner
  5. Tap on 'Add Emergency Contact'
  6. Choose the contact
  7. Choose the number if they have more than one
  8. Select their relationship to you
  9. Tap 'Done' in the top right corner

If you open Settings > Emergency SOS, you'll see the list of emergency contacts that will be sent a message and your location.

How to set up your Medical ID on iPhone

It's worth setting up your Medical ID on iPhone at the same time as setting up Emergency SOS and contacts. 

It's possible to set it to allow anyone to access your Medical ID from your iPhone Lock Screen if you're in an accident, for example, and the doctors need to know if you have any allergies or any pre-existing medical conditions. 

Open the Health app > Tap on your profile in the top right corner > Tap on Medical ID > Tap on Edit in the top right corner > Fill in any conditions and make any notes > Toggle on Show When Locked > tap 'Done'. 

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Use Emergency SOS on your iPhone

With Emergency SOS, you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. 

Here's how it works

When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. In some countries and regions, you might need to choose the service that you need. For example, in China mainland you can choose police, fire, or ambulance. 

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. Your iPhone sends them your current location, and, for a period of time after you enter SOS mode, it sends updates to your emergency contacts when your location changes. 

Call emergency services

Here's how to make the call on iPhone 8 or later: 

  1. Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears. 
  2. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. If you continue to hold down the side button and Volume button, instead of dragging the slider, a countdown begins and an alert sounds. If you hold down the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.

Here's how to make the call on iPhone 7 or earlier: 

  1. Rapidly press the side (or top) button five times. The Emergency SOS slider will appear. (In India, you only need to press the button three times, then your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.) 
  2. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.

After the call ends, your iPhone sends your Emergency contacts a text message with your current location, unless you choose to cancel. If Location Services is off, it will temporarily turn on. If your location changes, your contacts will get an update, and you'll get a notification about 10 minutes later.

If you use the Emergency SOS shortcut, you need to enter your passcode to re-enable Touch ID, even if you don't complete a call to emergency services. 

 

Stop sharing your location

When your location is being shared, you'll get a reminder to stop every 4 hours for 24 hours. To stop the updates, tap the status bar and select "Stop Sharing Emergency Location." 

End a call

If you start the countdown by accident, you can cancel. On iPhone 8 or later, release the side button and Volume button. On iPhone 7 or earlier, press the Stop button, then tap Stop Calling. 

If you accidentally call emergency services, you can end the call. Tap the red end call icon, then confirm that you want to stop calling.

 

Add emergency contacts

  1. Open the Health app and tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Medical ID. 
  3. Tap Edit, then scroll to Emergency Contacts.
  4. Tap the add button  to add an emergency contact.
  5. Tap a contact, then add their relationship. 
  6. Tap Done to save your changes. 

You can't set emergency services as an SOS contact. 

Remove emergency contacts

  1. Open the Health app and tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Medical ID. 
  3. Tap Edit, then scroll to Emergency Contacts. 
  4. Tap the delete button  next to a contact, then tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done to save your changes. 

Turn off Auto Call

When Auto Call is on and you try to make an emergency call, your iPhone begins a countdown and sounds an alert. After the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.

Here's how to change the setting: 

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Emergency SOS. 
  3. Turn Auto Call on or off. 

If you turn off this setting, you can still use the Emergency SOS slider to make a call.

Change how you call

On iPhone 8 or later, you can choose to call by pressing the side button five times. Here's how to change the setting:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Emergency SOS. 
  3. Turn Call with Side Button on or off. Pressing and holding the side button along with the Volume button will continue to work when this is on. 

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iPhone Emergency Calls: How to Use Apple SOS

The iPhone Emergency SOS feature makes it easy to get help right away. With it, you can make calls to emergency services and notify your designated emergency contacts of your situation and your location using the iPhone's GPS.

Instructions in this article apply to iPhones with iOS 12 or iOS 11, and Apple Watches with watchOS 5 and earlier.

What Is iPhone Emergency SOS?

Emergency SOS is built into iOS 12 and iOS When you activate it:

  • Moving a slider or pressing a button places a call to local emergency services.
  • An alarm lets you know that an emergency call is about to be placed.
  • The iPhone notifies designated emergency contacts of your location (your phone's location).
  • Your emergency contacts are notified when your phone moves to a different location.

Because Emergency SOS requires iOS 12 or iOS 11 to work, it's only available on iPhones with those operating systems. That's the iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, and on up through the iPhone XR and XS. You can find the iPhone Emergency SOS features in Settings > Emergency SOS. The same emergency SOS features are available on the Apple Watch.

How to Make an Emergency SOS Call

Calling for help with Emergency SOS is easy, but how you do it depends on the iPhone model you have. Access to Emergency SOS is available from the iPhone Home screen, whether it's locked or not.

iPhone X and iPhone 8

On iPhone X and iPhone 8, you have two options: either click the side button five times in rapid succession or hold the side button and a volume button at the same time until the Emergency SOS slider appears on the screen. Rapidly clicking the button five times triggers the call to emergency services. When you move the Emergency SOS slider, the call begins right away.

If you continue to hold the side and volume buttons, a countdown to the call begins, and an alert sounds. Continue to hold these buttons until the end of the countdown, and the call to emergency services starts.

iPhone 7 and Earlier

On the iPhone 7 and earlier models, the only way to trigger Emergency SOS is to click the side button five times rapidly. ​This causes the Emergency SOS slider to appear on the screen. When you drag the Emergency SOS slider, the phone calls emergency services.

Notifying Your Emergency Contacts

After your call with emergency services ends, your emergency contacts receive a text message. The text message lets them know your current location, as determined by your phone's GPS. Even if Location Services is turned off in the iPhone settings, it's temporarily enabled to supply this information. 

If your location changes, another text is sent to your contacts with the new information. To turn off these notifications, tap the status bar at the top of the screen and then tap Stop Sharing Emergency Location.

How to Cancel an Emergency SOS Call

Ending an Emergency SOS call—either because the emergency is over or because the call was an accident—is simple:

  1. If you set up emergency contacts, you also have to indicate whether you want to cancel notifying them.​

  2. On the Emergency SOS screen, tap the Stop button.

  3. In the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen, tap Stop Calling.

How to Disable iPhone Emergency SOS Calls

By default, triggering an Emergency SOS call using the side button or by continuing to hold the two-button combination immediately places a call to ​emergency services and notifies your emergency contacts. If you think there's a high likelihood that you'll accidentally trigger Emergency SOS, disable the feature and stop mistaken calls. Here's how:

  1. On the iPhone Home screen, tap Settings. ​

  2. Tap ​Emergency SOS.

  3. Move the Auto Call toggle switch to the Off/white position.

How to Disable the Emergency SOS Countdown Sound

One of the hallmarks of an emergency is a loud alarm to draw your attention to the situation. That's the case with the iPhone's Emergency SOS when you have Auto Call activated. When an emergency call is triggered, a loud sound plays during the countdown to the call so that you know the call is imminent. If you'd rather not hear that sound, follow these steps:

  1. On the iPhone Home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Emergency SOS.

  3. Move the Countdown Sound toggle switch to the Off/white position. 

How to Add Emergency Contacts

The Emergency SOS feature's ability to automatically notify the most important people in your life of an emergency is valuable. However, you need to add contacts to the Health app that comes with iOS for it to work. Here's what you need to do:

  1. On the iPhone Home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Emergency SOS.

  3. Tap Set up Emergency Contacts in Health to open your Medical ID in the Health app.

  4. Set up your Medical ID if you haven't done so by filling in your birthdate, any medical conditions or notes, allergies, and medications. Tap Edit at the top of the screen to make changes.

  5. Scroll down to the Emergency Contacts section, then tap add emergency contact, which opens your address book.

  6. Select a contact from your address book by browsing or searching. You can only select people who are in your Contacts, so add them to your address book before you get to this step.

  7. Tap the relationship of the contact to you to enter the contact as an emergency. Tap add emergency contact again to add additional people.

  8. Tap Done when you're finished.

The emergency contacts you entered are now listed in both your Medical ID and the Emergency SOS screen.

How to Use Emergency SOS on the Apple Watch

When you can't reach your iPhone, you can make an Emergency SOS call on your Apple Watch. On the original and Series 2 Apple Watch models, your iPhone needs to be nearby for the watch to connect to it, or the watch needs to be connected to Wi-Fi and have Wi-Fi calling enabled. If you have a Series 3 or later Apple Watch with an active cellular data plan, you can call from the watch. Here's how:

  1. Hold the side button (not the digital crown) on the watch until the Emergency SOS slider appears.

  2. Slide the Emergency SOS button to the right, or keep holding the side button.

  3. The countdown begins, and an alarm sounds. At the end of the countdown, the call is placed.

  4. Cancel the call by tapping the End Call button or, on some models, firmly pressing the screen and then tapping End Call.

When your call with emergency services ends, your emergency contacts receive a text message with your location.

Similar to the iPhone, you have the option of pressing the side button only and not touching the screen. This makes Emergency SOS calls easy to place. To enable that option, open the Watch app on your iPhone, select Emergency SOS, then move the Hold Side Button toggle switch to the On/green position.

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Make emergency calls on iPhone

  • You can use iPhone to make an emergency call in many locations, provided that cellular service is available, but you should not rely on it for emergencies. Some cellular networks may not accept an emergency call from iPhone if iPhone isn’t activated, if iPhone isn’t compatible with or configured to operate on a particular cellular network, or (when applicable) if iPhone doesn’t have a SIM card or the SIM card is PIN-locked.

  • In certain countries or regions, your location information (if determinable) may be accessed by emergency service providers when you make an emergency call.

  • Review your carrier’s emergency calling information to understand the limits of emergency calling over Wi-Fi.

  • With CDMA, when an emergency call ends, iPhone enters emergency call mode for a few minutes to allow a call back from emergency services. During this time, data transmission and text messages are blocked.

  • After making an emergency call, certain call features that block or silence incoming calls may be disabled for a short period of time to allow a callback from emergency services. These include Do Not Disturb, Silence Unknown Callers, and Screen Time.

  • On an iPhone with Dual SIM, if you don’t turn on Wi-Fi Calling for a line, any incoming phone calls on that line (including calls from emergency services) go directly to voicemail (if available from your carrier) when the other line is in use; you won’t receive missed call notifications.

    If you set up conditional call forwarding (if available from your carrier) from one line to another when a line is busy or not in service, the calls don’t go to voicemail; contact your carrier for setup information.

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    iPhone’s emergency alarm feature shared by women as a way to keep safe

    iPhone’s Emergency SOS function could save your life, by sharing your real-time location with the police or ambulance services.

    The feature for iOS 11 iPhone users has existed in different forms for years, but is still unknown by many. This emergency function sends a text message with your location at the time it’s sent, and continues to send updates of your movements.

    It’s very easy to use, if you have an iPhone X or iPhone 8, just press the side button simultaneously with the volume button until an SOS slider appears. Swipe your finger across the slider and your location will be sent to the emergency services.

    If you continue to hold, a countdown will lead to an alert sound. Continue to hold the buttons further and your phone will call the emergency services.

    If you have an older model of iPhone, an iPhone 7 or earlier, the process is slightly different. To get the SOS slider on your phone press the side button five times rapidly.

    If you drag the SOS slider it will call the emergency services, not send them a text message. You can always end the call by pressing the stop button on your screen. After the call has ended, the emergency services will receive an update with your location.

    No matter what iPhone you have you will not need to turn your location services on when using the SOS function, it will happen automatically.

    Your locations will continue to be shared, you’ll get a prompt to stop sharing it every four hours for a total of 24 hours. You can turn off the location sharing function, meaning SOS emergency calls will go ahead as normal without your location being shared.

    iPhone users can also add emergency contacts (who will receive location info) to their health app (pre-loaded onto your phone, when you purchase it).

    You can also add your medical ID in the app, with info on allergies, blood type, and medications, or info such as if you require an inhaler or insulin. Emergency access info can be obtained even when your phone is locked. 

    Those without iPhones can always call for free, also has a text service, for those who are in a situation where they cannot make a call or are hard of hearing. 

    If you are in a situation where you cannot access your phone but are close to it, you can use the voice automated service Siri, which when activated can help to call or use the Emergency SOS when asked.

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    Discover the iPhone hidden function which may just save your life in an emergency

    A hidden function on the iPhone has captured the attention of women around the world as the dangers of walking home alone at night is put back in the spotlight.

    Pressing the side button on your iPhone five times immediately calls emergency services and alerts them to your location.

    The hack applies to all iPhones, but has been modified in the iPhone 8 onwards to be more user-friendly.

    People are sharing the little known hack to social media, in the wake of the murder of British woman Sarah Everard while on her way home.

    Sarah Everard, 33, was last seen on March 3 walking from a friend’s house in London’s south.

    A week later, police found her body buried in the woods.

    A Metropolitan Police Officer has been charged with kidnapping and murder.

    When you use the SOS feature, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number, according to Apple Support.

    You don’t need to have your location turned on for it to work.

    Your iPhone will call triple zero.

    After you enter SOS mode, the phone sends your emergency contacts your location.

    If your location changes, your contacts receive updates.

    Apple recommends adding emergency contacts into your phone for this reason.

    Every four hours, you’ll get a reminder telling you that your location is still being shared.

    To stop the updates, tap the status bar and select “Stop Sharing Emergency Location”.

    How to alert emergency services for an iPhone 8 or higher

    1. Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
    2. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. If you continue to hold down the side button and Volume button, instead of dragging the slider, a countdown will begin and an alert will sound. If you hold down the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.

    How to alert emergency services for an iPhone 7 or lower

    1. Rapidly press the side (or top) button five times. The Emergency SOS slider will appear.
    2. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency service

    Apple warned that their service only works in areas with phone reception.

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    How to Get iPhone out of Emergency SOS Mode

    Is your iPhone stuck on emergency SOS mode? Don’t know how to get out of iPhone stuck in SOS mode? Read this article to get the best solution easily.

    “My iPhone is stuck on emergency SOS mode and I don’t know how to get out of this. Can anyone tell me how I can get out of this SOS mode and use my iPhone normally again? ”

    If we think clearly, it’s obvious that the iPhone’s Emergency SOS mode is a really helpful and protective thing for everyone. It can send help you to call your emergency contacts and send them your exact current location at the time of need. As we know that there is no way we can know about problems that can occur at anytime. You can learn several ways for iPhone stuck on emergency SOS mode from this article. So instead of wasting any time, let’s get into the details!

    Why iPhone Stuck in Emergency SOS Mode

    The main reason behind the iPhone stuck on emergency SOS mode is because of our own mistake. Sometimes when you press the volume up, down and power buttons to perform other iPhone actions, you may accidentally press the wrong key combination. That’s when your iPhone goes into emergency SOS mode. This is the only common reason that may cause the iPhone stuck in SOS mode.

    There may be some other reasons but those reasons don’t cause this issue commonly. Sometimes freshly flashed or rooted iPhones may also get stuck in SOS mode.

    There are at least 4 ways to help iPhone users out of the issue and solve the iPhone stuck on emergency SOS mode. Below are those ways that may help you out but these ways are not guaranteed to solve the problem. To get a guaranteed solution, you can try the bonus method mentioned at the end of this article.

    Reboot the iPhone

    The most common way to solve any kind of problem in your iPhone is by rebooting it.

    iPhone 8 or later version:

    You need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then you have to press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then p ress and hold the Side button until you can see the Apple logo on your screen.

    iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus:

    Then you need to press and hold the Top (or Side) button and the Volume Down buttons both together until you can see the Apple logo on the screen.

    iPhone 6s or earlier:

    Then you need to press and hold the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons both together until you can see the Apple logo on the screen.

    Restore the iPhone via iTunes

    This can be used as another way of rebooting your iPhone doesn’t work. But this method may cause you data loss as you need to restore your iPhone from your last iTunes backup that you made before. You must have the latest iTunes installed on your computer. Follow the below steps:

    Step 1: First you need to launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

    Step 2: If your iPhone asks if you trust this computer or asks for a passcode, then follow the instructions to trust the computer.

    Step 3: Now click on the Device icon from the iTunes window.

    Step 4: You need to click on the Restore iPhone button to proceed.

    Step 5: Click on the Restore button on the window prompt again and wait till your iPhone gets restored.

    Power Off the iPhone and Recharge to Try

    Another easy way to solve the iPhone stuck in SOS mode is by turning your phone off and charge it for 1 hour. Then turn your phone on again to see if the problem exists or not. Actually, sometimes your phone can freeze or get stuck when it doesn’t have enough power to go on. You can move into the next solution if this doesn’t solve the problem.

    Contact Apple Support

    The last easy solution to fix the issue would be contacting Apple support. After trying many different ways if you still see that you are not being able to solve the problem, then contacting Apple support can be the only solution for you. They will most probably be able to solve this problem for you. They can most definitely solve your device issue.

    The Best Method to Fix iPhone Stuck on Emergency SOS Mode

    Besides the ways mentioned above, as promised, we have a guaranteed solution to iPhone stuck on the emergency SOS mode issue. AnyFix &#; iOS System Recovery, a powerful tool that can fix iPhone problems in just a few clicks. To be straight forward, AnyFix is a tool that can be the ultimate solution to fix various iOS device issues without any data loss. It has all the powerful features and a user-friendly interface that can be very useful for the users.

    Step 1: Download and Setup Program

    First, you need to download, install, and run the program on your computer. From the home page window, select System Repair.

    Tap on System Repair

    Tap on System Repair

    Step 2: Choose Feature and Start Process

    Now connect the iPhone to your computer and select the 50+ iPhone Problems from the program window. Then click on the Start Now button to proceed.

    Choose the 50+ iPhone Problem to Fix System Issue

    Choose the 50+ iPhone Problem to Fix System Issue

    Step 3: Enter Recovery Mode

    Now choose the Standard Repair option from the program window and follow the screen instructions to put your iPhone into recovery mode.

    Choose Standard Repair in System Repair

    Choose Standard Repair in System Repair

    Step 4: Download Firmware Package

    Next, you need to provide your iPhone device details into the program window. After providing the device info, you can confirm them by checking again and click on the Download button to download the device firmware package.

    Download the Firmware

    Download the Firmware

    Step 5: Fix Device

    Finally, after the device firmware package is downloaded, click on the Fix Now button to start the repairing process. Wait till the process finishes and make sure that the device stays connected to your computer. Wait until your iPhone restarts and now you can set up your iPhone again.

    System Repair Completed

    System Repair Completed

    Conclusion

    By reading this article, you now know various ways to fix iPhone stuck on emergency SOS mode. Actually, iPhone stuck in SOS mode is not a serious issue if you can handle the repairing process smartly. You can try any of the ways mentioned here but if you want a guaranteed solution, then AnyFix &#; iOS System Recovery is the tool you should be looking for. This amazing and powerful iOS device repairing tool can literally do it all without any problem. So instead of wasting your time on other ways or tools, start using AnyFix and let us know your feedback.

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