iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Rolling Out Today to Customers in the U.S. and Canada

Apple has announced that the iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite service will officially start rolling out today, the company said in a press release.

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Apple announced the feature during the ‌iPhone 14‌'s event in September, saying it would officially launch to customers in November. To use the feature, users must be running iOS 16.1 or later. At launch, Emergency SOS via Satellite will be available in the United States and Canada and will expand to additional countries in December. For the first two years, Emergency SOS via Satellite will be free for customers, so Apple may charge for the service in the future.

With Emergency SOS via Satellite, in "ideal conditions with a direct view of the sky and the horizon," ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro models can send a message to emergency services using a satellite connection. Apple says messages might take up to 15 seconds to send in good conditions and longer in weaker conditions. For more information on Emergency SOS via Satellite, see our guide.

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BootsWalking Avatar
21 months ago

You just have to watch a 30 second ad before the outgoing message goes through.


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1557750 Avatar
21 months ago
You just have to watch a 30 second ad before the outgoing message goes through.
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jclardy Avatar
21 months ago
Interesting - they implemented a Demo Mode. I guess they knew if they didn't, every youtube/ig/tiktok influencer would go out in the woods and send messages to emergency service, so they had to implement it.
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Andronicus Avatar
21 months ago
How many fake emergency messages will be sent out today with users trying this? ?
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I7guy Avatar
21 months ago
Very, very cool. Good job Apple. Will have to see how to enable it.
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dantracht Avatar
21 months ago
Awesome! Great to have.
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