How to use Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone, Apple Watch

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Everyone knows the contact numbers of emergency services in India. In case you don’t know it is 100 for police, 108 for ambulance and 101 for fire brigade. But did you know that your iPhone and your Apple Watch are also packed with features that enable you to seek help in an emergency.

To use the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone you first need to designate an emergency contact who will be notified of your location and status once emergency services are notified.

how to set up emergency contacts

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you set up your emergency contact.

step 1: Open your phone book.

step 2: Open the contact details of the person you want to designate as your emergency contact.

step 3: Tap the Add to Emergency Contacts option.

How to Use the Emergency SOS Feature on Your iPhone

Once you’ve set up your emergency contact, here’s what you need to do to use this feature on your iPhone:

if you are using iPhone 8 or later Here’s what you have to do:

step 1: Press and hold the Side button and one of the volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.

step 2: Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. If you continue to hold down the side button and volume button, instead of dragging the slider, a countdown starts and an alert sounds. If you hold down the button until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.

if you are using iPhone 7 or older Here’s the model for what you need to do:

step 1: Rapidly press the Side (or Up) button three times. The Emergency SOS slider will appear.

step 2: Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.

After the call to emergency service ends, your iPhone will send a text message to your emergency contacts with your current location, unless you choose to cancel. If Location Services is turned off, it will be turned on temporarily and if your location changes, your contacts will receive an update.

How to use the Emergency SOS feature on your Apple Watch

Users need to designate a contact as their emergency contact in order to use Emergency SOS on their Apple Watch. Once they’ve specified their emergency contact, here’s what they need to do:

step 1: Press and hold the button on the side of your watch until the Emergency SOS slider appears.

step 2: Drag the Emergency SOS slider to start the call immediately. Alternatively, you can hold and hold the side button. After the countdown, the Apple Watch will automatically call emergency services.

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