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Thursday, 10 November 2016

IOS 10.2 Brings Apple's Emergency SOS Feature to iPhone

The emergency SOS feature included in the Apple Watch with the launch of watchOS 3 now comes with a software update of the upcoming iOS 10.2.

The emergency SOS function is now available for iPhone with IOS 10.2 beta 2 To activate the SOS emergency function, slide the button "Click Sleep / Wake to Auto Call" Settings -.> General to the on position. This causes your iPhone to automatically call emergency services when you quickly click the power button five times.

If you also want a sound to be played during the countdown, slide the countdown sound switch to the on position.

If you ever need to call emergency services, simply press the button Sleep / Wake quickly five times and the device automatically call the version of your country 911.

The timer allows you to cancel the call by pressing "stop call" in case you have accidentally started the function. As with Apple Watch, an iPhone determines the correct phone number for emergency services, based on your current geographic location and the locale of your iPhone.

Using this feature on an iPhone automatically notifies selected contacts to let them know you need help. Those people will receive an email with your current geographic location and a message that says you have called for emergency services.

You can add people as your emergency contacts in the health application on iOS 10.2.

According to the release notes, the new feature currently works in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, UK and the United States.

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