Emergency SOS on iPhone - How to enable and use it on iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple had introduced a new emergency feature called SOS in iPhone which will lets you connect to Emergency services quickly.

By default in US, Emergency SOS on your iPhone dials 911 which is an emergency helpline number. In the same manner, it works with other countries also and connect to emergency squads of that country.

It mostly happens that at some sort of point we are in great need of emergency services like police, fire, medical or ambulance.

Emergency SOS iPhone

Emergency SOS is a great feature in iPhone which lets you connect to these services immediately without any further delay. Let's learn how to use, setup, enable or activate Emergency SOS on iPhone.

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How to enable Emergency SOS on iPhone?

To enable Emergency SOS on iPhone, you have to follow the simple steps given.

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on Emergency SOS as shown below.

Emergency SOS iPhone

3. Toggle the Auto Call switch to ON to enable it. Same way if you don't want to use the Auto Call feature then you can toggle again to Turn Off this option. I will also show you how to call the manual way below without using Auto call, keep reading...

How to enable Emergency SOS on iPhone
4. Enable Countdown Sound as this will warn you if you accidentally place a call with a 3 second timer.

You can add emergency contact no. of your Mom, Dad or close friend whoever you want to call on Emergency SOS. Once you are done with all the steps mentioned above you have successfully enabled Emergency SOS on your iPhone.

How to use Emergency SOS on iPhone?

For iPhone 7 or Earlier Models:-

In order to use Emergency SOS on iPhone 7 or earlier models, you have to press power button five times consecutively and this will instantly connect you to the Emergency numbers if you have enabled Auto Call and you will see the 3 second Count Down Timer.

For iPhone 8, 8 plus or X Models:-

In iPhone 8, 8 plus or X models, you have to press and hold both Power button and Volume Down button at the same time and this will instantly connect you to the Emergency numbers if you have enabled Auto Call and you will see the second Count Down Timer.

If you have not enabled Auto Call, then you will see this screen which will tell you to enter your Passcode. This is the manual method of connecting to SOS Emergency services on your iPhone.

Then you will see this screen with three Swipes. Either you can Slide to Power Off your iPhone or you can swipe Medical Id to access your Medical Id  or you can swipe to Emergency SOS to connect to Emergency services.

How to use Emergency Sos on iPhone

Once you swipe through Emergency SOS, you will see the 3 second countdown timer. If you want to cancel the call you have tap on the big X Cancel button at the bottom of the screen before the 3 second timer.

Final Note on Emergency SOS iPhone:

So these were the steps by which you can enable and use Emergency SOS services on your iPhone. Do let me know through comments how this post has helped you. Don't forget to subscribe to my email list to get useful tips of this blog in your Email.

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