Apple has extended free access to its emergency SOS feature for another year to users of the iPhone 14. This feature, introduced a year earlier, allows users to share their location through satellite even in areas without network coverage. Users can utilize Apple’s FindMy app to send messages to emergency services in case of an emergency.
Initially launched in the United States and Canada, the emergency SOS feature has now been rolled out to 16 countries and regions. In May, it was introduced in Australia and New Zealand, expanding its accessibility to more users around the world.
Furthermore, users of the newer iPhone 15 line-up will benefit from two years of free access to the emergency SOS feature. This service is made possible through a partnership between Apple and satellite operator Globalstar. By leveraging satellite technology, Apple aims to provide reliable and accessible emergency services to its users.
In addition to the emergency SOS feature, Apple introduced a roadside assistance feature earlier this year. This feature allows iPhone users to connect to the American Automobile Association (AAA) for roadside assistance in the United States. By utilizing satellite connectivity, Apple aims to offer comprehensive support and safety features to its smartphone users.
As technology continues to advance, Apple remains committed to enhancing the safety and well-being of its users. By extending free access to the emergency SOS feature, Apple ensures that users can rely on their iPhones in times of emergencies, regardless of network coverage.