Great news for iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max owners from Apple
Among a bunch of first-time features that showed up with the launch of the iPhone 14 series, one of the life-saving and much-talked-about features is satellite connectivity. And now, Apple has announced that the emergency SOS via satellite feature will be available to customers in the US and Canada beginning later this month. This will allow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.
How will it work? Apple says that when an iPhone user will make an Emergency SOS via satellite request, the message will be received by one of Globalstar's 24 satellites in low-earth orbit traveling at speeds of approximately 16000 mph. Later, it will send the message down to custom ground stations located at key points all over the world. Not just that, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users can launch their Find My app and share their location via satellite connectivity in the absence of cellular or WiFi connection.
If you purchased a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, then you should know how to enable the Satellite feature in case of an emergency. Know here in detail.
How to enable Emergency SOS via Satellite feature on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
First of all, you should try calling the emergency services even in the absence of cellular networks just to find out if you can make the calls.
In case you are unable to connect, then you can text emergency services via the satellite feature.
To enable it, you will need to tap Emergency Text via Satellite. Else, you can go to the Messages app and text 911 or SOS.
Now click Emergency Services.
This will be followed by some simple options to describe your situation. Follow the onscreen instructions and stay connected while you send your message to emergency services.
This will also give you the option to notify your emergency contacts that you contacted emergency services along with your location.