Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023
Apple to Expand Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature to Spain and Switzerland

Apple has announced its plan to introduce the Emergency SOS via satellite feature to iPhone users in Spain and Switzerland. This feature allows users to quickly connect to a satellite and call for emergency assistance.

With Emergency SOS via satellite, iPhone users are presented with a set of vital questions that help assess their situation. The feature also provides guidance on how to point the phone towards a satellite for connection. The user’s responses and any follow-up messages are then transmitted to Apple-trained specialists at dedicated centers. These specialists can then contact emergency services on behalf of the user.

This feature is supported on all models in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 lineup in countries and regions where Emergency SOS via satellite is available. It enables users to contact emergency services even when they are unable to dial 911 due to various reasons.

In situations where there is no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, the Emergency SOS via satellite feature offers an easy-to-use interface on the iPhone. This interface allows users to establish a connection with the satellite and request help.

By expanding the availability of this feature to Spain and Switzerland, Apple is further enhancing the safety and security of its users in these countries. Emergency situations can arise anywhere, and having the ability to access help through satellite connectivity can be crucial in such instances.

The Emergency SOS via satellite feature is just one of the many ways that Apple is leveraging technology to improve the safety and well-being of its users. By providing quick and reliable access to emergency services, Apple continues to demonstrate its commitment to user safety and peace of mind.