One of the most notable innovations of the iPhone 14 was the Emergency SOS service, which allows you to send messages via satellite to emergency services if the phone’s owner finds himself in a dangerous situation outside of cellular coverage. This feature started working today. Apple hopes that it will be used extremely rarely, but just in case, the company invited the owners of the iPhone 14 series to get acquainted with its work.
Emergency SOS demo mode will become available after iPhone 14 (all four models in the range) is updated to the latest version of iOS. When working in demo mode, the user does not connect to the satellite and the real operator of the emergency call center, but to the server, which sends ready-made answers to requests.
resource journalist Engadget said he attended a special demonstration organized by Apple last week. At the event, company representatives really disconnected the iPhone from the cellular network and showed how the device establishes communication with satellites and that correspondence with call center employees takes quite a long time. Also, it’s a good idea to state the problem as briefly as possible, and data transfer will be much slower compared to working on a cellular network.
The Emergency SOS feature and its demo mode are already available for users in the US and Canada. In December, the service will be available to users in France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.