WILX It’s a situation no one wants to deal with but unfortunately, it can happen.
Someone you love, who perhaps live alone, has an accident and is hurt, or maybe your child is out and gets into a dangerous situation. A situation where they have to end up calling 911.
There’s actually a feature on the iPhone that can help you know when that happens. It’s called SOS Emergency mode.
With a quick setup in the iPhone, their phone can notify you (their emergency contact) the moment they get off the phone with 911.
The iPhone that made the 911 call then sends its current location to you, as well as continued updates each time the person’s location changes.
Here’s how to add someone to your emergency contact in your iPhone:
1.) Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
2.) Tap Edit and scroll to emergency contacts.
3.) Tap the green plus sign to add an emergency contact.
4.) Tap a contact, then add their relationship.
5.) Tap Done to save your changes.
On an iPhone 8 or later:
1.) Press and hold the side button, along with one of the volume buttons, until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
2.) Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. Alternately, you can continue holding the side button and volume button. A countdown will begin and an alert sounds. Hold down the buttons until the countdown ends and your iPhone will automatically call emergency services.
On an iPhone 7 or earlier:
1.)Quickly press the side or top button five times to make the Emergency SOS slider appear.
2.)Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.
You have the option of canceling the feature after the call, should you not want the person on the receiving end to know your location.
Your phone will remind you to stop sharing every four hours for 24 hours.