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Little-known iPhone hack could save YOUR life in an emergency

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The dread of being followed down a dark street or an empty parking lot can make it hard to think about calling for help.

But iPhone users recently discovered a little-known feature that instantly connects them to emergency services.

Users simply tap quickly Press the upper side button five times to access the SOS emergency call.

This feature calls 911 and shares your location information with emergency services and contacts.

iPhone users recently discovered a little-known feature that instantly connects them to emergency services.

The feature originally rolling out to Apple Watches was added to iPhones with the release of iOS 11, but TikTokers are backing the option again, believing it could be a life-and-death lifeline.

User CJ Bathgate shared a video explaining how ‘iPhone hacking’ made her feel safe when she was being followed.

Another TikTok user, sellportland503, shared the feature on a recent podcast, while pointing out that being kidnapped is her biggest fear.

“When you click the power button on the iPhone, it enters an emergency response system,” the user said.

“If you don’t press cancel, it automatically calls emergency services.”

Users simply press the top side button five times quickly to access the SOS emergency call.

Users simply press the top side button five times quickly to access the SOS emergency call.

When the call with emergency services has ended, your iPhone will send a text message to emergency contacts indicating that you have contacted 911.

Your iPhone sends your current location and once you enter SOS mode, your emergency contacts receive updates when your location changes.

Apple announced Emergency SOS via satellite in 2022, allowing iPhone 14 users to send text messages in emergencies outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.

Messages are sent in about 15 seconds if the user has a direct view of the sky and the horizon, but the call for help may take longer if there are obstacles, such as forests or mountains in the area.

The service is possible via 24 Globalstar satellites, in which users point their iPhones skyward to connect to one of the devices which then relay their message to the nearest dispatch.

Users open Settings, tap Emergency SOS, then follow the on-screen instructions.

When you use Emergency SOS via satellite, you can share your medical ID and notify your emergency contacts.

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