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If you find yourself in an unsafe situation and unable to make a normal 999 call, or in a dangerous situation and need help, then you should know about your iPhone’s Emergency SOS feature. Sarah Everard’s recent disappearance has debated debates over women’s safety sparked after the 33-year-old walked home from a friend’s house in south London last week

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Many women have had their experiences of being assaulted, followed home, or inappropriately touched or addressed by men

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Emergency SOS is a feature introduced in iOS 11 that allows users to call the emergency services without actually calling them

When you press the lock button five times in a row on the iPhone, it will sound a loud siren, count to three and then call the emergency services, and it will also send a text message to your emergency contact to alert you that you may be in danger

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Instructions on Apple’s website say that to activate Emergency SOS, press and hold the side button and one of the volume keys until you see the Emergency SOS slider

If you continue to hold down the side and volume down buttons, instead of dragging the slider, a countdown will start and a warning will appear

If you hold the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone will automatically call emergency services

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Emergency SOS takes place automatically on iPhones However, if you want your most important contacts to know that you are in need, you need to add them first

To add emergency contacts, open the Health app, which has a white background with a pink heart in the top right corner

Tap the Add button and enter the details of your emergency contact Click Done when you are done to save the details

When the service is activated, your emergency contacts will be sent your current location and updates for a period of time if your location changes

Tap on “Emergency information” and then on the pencil symbol (or, depending on your phone, on “Add”)

This takes you to your emergency information screen, where you can add personal information such as blood type or existing medical conditions, as well as any contacts you want to notify when the service is in use

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Emergency SOS iPhone

World news – GB – How to activate the iPhone and Android emergency SOS function

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1408705/How-to-activate-iPhone-Android-Emergency-SOS-function-EVG