Apple's suite of products has several health and fitness features that can save your life. There have been numerous instances of the Apple Watch saving the life of its wearer by alerting them of health abnormalities. But it isn't just the Apple Watch that can become a rescuer in dire circumstances. Perhaps the most crucial of all the features on the iPhone is the Emergency SOS via satellite. Introduced with the iPhone 14 last year, the latest iPhone 15 also comes equipped with this life-saving feature. Know all about the Emergency SOS via satellite feature on the iPhone 15, and how it works.
The Emergency SOS via satellite feature basically allows you to send SOS messages directly via satellite even if there is no cell reception. It works with the help of deep software integration with your iPhone antenna to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. You can not only contact emergency services with this feature but also share your Medical ID and notify your emergency contacts.
Initially rolled out only in the US and Canada, the Emergency SOS via satellite feature is now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US. This feature works only on the iPhone 14 and later models.
However, this feature isn't totally free. According to Apple, Emergency SOS via satellite is free for two years after the activation of the device.
1. To use Apple's Emergency SOS via satellite feature, make sure that you're standing with a clear view of the sky. This feature won't work if there is foliage around you.
2. Now try calling 911 or emergencyRead more on tech.hindustantimes.com