How to Use Emergency SOS in iOS 11 on iPhone

To easily call emergency services or notify your loved ones during untoward incidents, follow through this complete guide to use Emergency SOS on your iPhone running iOS 11.

No one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow or lies ahead, do they? The best we can ever do to remain safe is have extra cautious to encounter untoward incidents with better preparation. In order to quickly get help during calamity, you can use Emergency SOS on your iPhone running iOS 11.

Emergency SOS lets you easily call emergency services or notify your close contacts. It also sends your current location to your emergency contacts. After you have activated the Emergency SOS, your iPhone will play a warning sound; making it easier for you to ask for help.

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How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone

How to Use Emergency SOS in iOS 11 on iPhone

How to Quickly Call Emergency Services from iPhone

It’s quite simple to call emergency services. To do so, you just need to press the ON/OFF button three/five times continuously.

Quickly Call Emergency Services from iPhone

How to Stop Emergency Call on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #1. Assuming you have accidentally clicked the On/Off button of your iPhone three times and Emergency SOS has been activated.

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Step #2. Tap on the Stop button (X) along the bottom of the screen.

Tap on Cancel Button to Stop SOS Call

Step #3. Tap on Stop Calling at the bottom confirm and prevent your iPhone from making an emergency call.

Stop Emergency SOS Calling on iPhone in iOS 10.2

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How to Add Contacts to Emergency SOS on iPhone

Head over to this quick guide to easily add/edit contacts to emergency SOS.

How to Reduce the Chance of Activating Emergency SOS Accidentally on iPhone

Step #1. Open Settings app → Emergency SOS.

Tap on Settings then Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, you have two options under SOS Button section:

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  • Click Sleep/Wake 5 Times
  • Click Sleep/Wake 3 Times

Select 5 Times.

Reduce the Chance of Activating Emergency SOS Accidentally on iPhone in iOS 11

How to Turn off the countdown sound on iPhone

I wish you never have to face such unfortunate circumstances. Your iPhone will play warning sound while Emergency SOS is counting down to call emergency services. But, if you dislike this warning sound, you can turn it off Emergency SOS countdown.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Emergency SOS.

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Tap on Settings then Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, scroll down and turn off the switch next to Countdown Sound.

Turn Off Countdown Sound in Emergency SOS on iPhone

How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on iPhone

I would recommend you to not disable this important feature. But just in case you wish to turn it off temporarily or activate it time and again by mistake, then turn it off.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Emergency SOS.

Tap on Settings then Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, turn off the switch next to Auto Call.

Turn Off Emergency SOS on iPhone

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID of Your iPhone in Emergency

With iOS 11, you can quickly disable the Touch ID of your iPhone in a situation when you think you are not safe or someone might force you to use your fingerprint to unlock your device. Head over to this quick guide to know how it works.

Wrapping Up

It’s very significant feature that can be extremely helpful in dire situations. What’s your take on this life saving feature? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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