How to Turn on Emergency SOS on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       August 24, 2021      Tutorials iPhone


The Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone is designed to help you quickly contact emergency services and loved ones. You can initiate the call by pressing and holding the power button and one of the volume buttons. This feature is designed for emergency situations when you need to call emergency services but you don’t have the time to unlock your iPhone, open the Phone app, and dial a phone number.

Here’s how to turn on the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone:

  1. From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Emergency SOS, as shown below.

    Turn on Emergency SOS

  3. Tap the Call with Side Button slider to the on position, as shown below.

    Turn on Emergency SOS

Congratulations! You’ve successfully turned on the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone. Now, if you ever need to call emergency services, just press and hold the power button and one of the volume buttons on your iPhone.

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