One 12 months in the past immediately, Apple’s groundbreaking security service Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc grew to become out there on all iPhone 14 fashions within the U.S. and Canada. Now additionally out there on the iPhone 15 lineup in 16 international locations and areas, this modern know-how — which allows customers to textual content with emergency companies whereas exterior of mobile and Wi-Fi protection — has already made a major impression, contributing to many lives being saved. Apple immediately introduced it’s extending free entry to Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc for a further 12 months for present iPhone 14 customers.1
“Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc has helped save lives world wide. From a man who was rescued after his automobile plummeted over a 400-foot cliff in Los Angeles, to misplaced hikers discovered within the Apennine Mountains in Italy, we proceed to listen to tales of our clients having the ability to join with emergency responders after they in any other case wouldn’t have been in a position to,” stated Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice chairman of Worldwide iPhone Product Advertising. “We’re so comfortable iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 customers can make the most of this groundbreaking service for 2 extra years at no cost.”
Constructing on this satellite tv for pc infrastructure, Apple lately launched Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc to attach customers to AAA if they’ve automobile hassle whereas exterior of mobile and Wi-Fi protection.2 Different security capabilities that may present help when it issues most embrace:
- Customers can open the Discover My app and share their location through satellite tv for pc to reassure family and friends of their whereabouts whereas touring off the grid.
- Crash Detection can detect a extreme automobile crash and robotically dial emergency companies if a person is unconscious or unable to achieve their iPhone.
- Test In permits customers to robotically notify family and friends after they have made it to their vacation spot safely.3
- Customers can arrange their Medical ID within the Well being app to assist first responders entry vital medical info from the Lock Display with no need a passcode.
- The free trial can be prolonged for iPhone 14 customers who’ve activated their gadget in a rustic that helps Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc previous to 12 a.m. PT on November 15, 2023. For Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc availability, go to help.apple.com/en-us/HT213426.
- Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc is obtainable within the U.S., in partnership with AAA, and is included at no cost for 2 years, beginning on the time of activation of a brand new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Professional, iPhone 15 Professional Max, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Professional, or iPhone 14 Professional Max. This satellite tv for pc service requires iOS 17. There could also be related prices for sure roadside help companies offered by AAA. iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 customers who should not AAA members can make the most of Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc on a pay-per-use foundation for AAA’s roadside help companies.
- Test In is obtainable on iOS 17 or later.