Apple has recently introduced a new feature called Roadside Assistance via satellite. This feature is available for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 15, and iPhone 15 Pro users, allowing them to text for roadside assistance through AAA even without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. However, it is important to note that this feature is currently only available in the United States, as stated on Apple’s official website.
Canadians who wish to use this feature may still be able to access it while traveling through the United States. They can do so by starting a new conversation in the Messages app and typing “Roadside” in the address field. This will bring up the option for Roadside Assistance via satellite.
It is worth mentioning that Apple’s Emergency SOS feature, which also utilizes satellite assistance, is still available in Canada. This feature was introduced last year and enables iPhone 14 and 14 Pro users to contact emergency services even without a cellular network. However, it is important for users to be in clear view of the sky for both the Roadside Assistance and Emergency SOS features to function properly.
Apple unveiled the Roadside Assistance via satellite feature during its Wonderlust event. For more information about this event, please visit MobileSyrup’s coverage of the event.
It is important to note that the Roadside Assistance via satellite feature is not currently available in Canada, but Canadians can potentially access it while traveling through the United States. The availability of this feature in other countries has not been disclosed by Apple at this time.