Emergency SOS Via Satellite Available Today on the iPhone 14 in USA
Earlier this week, Apple announced that Emergency SOS via satellite will be available today on the iPhone 14 in the United States. This means that you can now send an emergency message to first responders in as little as 15 seconds.
Test if your phone has Emergency SOS via satellite
Adding the Emergency SOS via satellite feature to your iPhone will give you the ability to contact emergency responders in an emergency situation. It is available to users in the United States and Canada. However, you may not be able to use it in Alaska or Northern Canada.
The first step to use Emergency SOS via satellite is to answer a short questionnaire. This will let emergency responders know your location and the nature of your emergency. Once you have answered these questions, the system will take care of the rest.
Once you have answered the questions, the Emergency SOS feature will automatically connect you to a satellite. This is an innovative feature that can save lives. It will also allow you to reach emergency services even in situations where you are off the grid or have no cellular connection.
Once the Emergency SOS feature is activated, it will show you icons in the lower right hand corner of the screen. The icon will ask you questions to help you explain your emergency. It will then ask you to select who you want to contact in the event of an emergency.
Send a message to emergency responders in as little as 15 seconds
Previously, Apple only offered emergency messaging to select iPhone models, but now all iPhone 14 models have access to the feature. It was introduced along with the new iPhone lineup in September.
The Emergency SOS feature uses a satellite network to send messages to emergency responders, much like text messaging. The message is routed to Apple relay centers, which coordinate with emergency responders.
You can test the Emergency SOS feature in a demo mode, which simulates the real-life experience. This mode can be found under Settings. In this mode, you can see how long it takes to send a message via satellite. You can also see if the service is available in varying conditions.
The Emergency SOS feature will also give you a transcript of your message, so you can share it with your emergency contacts. The feature uses a text compression algorithm that reduces the average message size by up to 300 percent.
Apple has not announced pricing for the Emergency SOS service, but it is free for the first two years. After that, there will be a charge.
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Avoid summoning emergency responders
Whether you’re an international traveler or you’re a regular user, Apple’s emergency SOS via satellite feature is now available on the iPhone 14 in USA. The feature is designed to help you reach emergency services in exceptional circumstances.
Using the satellite SOS feature is as simple as turning on Location Services and following on-screen instructions. You’ll then be able to choose who you want to alert about your situation. These contacts will receive a text message telling them about the emergency. If they respond “STOP,” they won’t receive any more messages. However, if they respond “RESTART,” they’ll receive a new text message.
If you’re not sure whether the feature will work for you, you can test it out by heading to Settings > Emergency SOS. You’ll be asked to answer a series of questions about your emergency. Once you answer the questions, the emergency responder will know exactly where you are and how to help you. You can then start a text conversation with the emergency responder.