Life-Saver! Get iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro SOS feature soon; know if you can

    Apple is all set to bring its emergency SOS feature to the iPhone 14 lineup this month. Here's what you need to know.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 11 2022, 19:34 IST
    Use passkey to sign in to your Apple iPhone; no password required
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    1/5 If you are an Apple iPhone user, you will not have to remember passwords now as you can use passkeys to sign in on their iPhones. Passkeys give iPhone users a simple and secure way to sign in without passwords by relying on Face ID or Touch ID to identify them when they login on supporting websites and apps. (HT Tech)
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    2/5 "A passkey is a cryptographic entity that’s not visible to you, and it’s used in place of a password. A passkey consists of a key pair, which—compared to a password—profoundly improves security. One key is public, registered with the website or app you’re using. The other key is private, held only by your devices. Through the use of powerful, industry-standard cryptography techniques, this key pair helps ensure a strong, private relationship between your devices and the website or app," Apple said. (HT Tech)
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    3/5 The iPhone stores the passkey in iCloud Keychain, so it is available on all your devices where you are signed in with your Apple ID (iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, or tvOS 16 required). Here is all you need to know about passkeys. (REUTERS)
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    4/5 How to save a passkey for an account: Depending on the website, browser, or app, saving a passkey to your iPhone and iCloud Keychain usually consists of steps similar to these. On your iPhone, do one of the following: 1. For a new account: On the account sign-up screen, enter an account name. 2. For an existing account: Sign in with your password, then go to the account management screen. When you see the option to save a passkey for the account, tap Continue. And your passkey is saved. (AFP)
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    5/5 How to sign in to an account on your iPhone with a passkey: On the sign-in screen for the website or app, tap the account name field. Tap the account suggested at the bottom of the screen or near the top of the keyboard. If your iPhone has Touch ID, follow the onscreen instructions to verify your identity. Otherwise, Face ID verifies your identity. (Apple)
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    This iPhone 14 could save your life one day. (Apple)

    When Apple announced the iPhone 14 series at its Far Out event held on September 7, the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max stole all the headlines with the revolutionary new Dynamic Island which replaced the traditional notch of past iPhones. Apple also announced new features along with the new iPhones but the emphasis on the hardware garnered all the attention, leaving the software features mostly unnoticed. However, one revolutionary feature announced by Apple which could even save your life is the Emergency SOS via satellite.

    Although it was announced on September 7, it wasn't rolled out. Apple has now announced the feature is rolling out to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max this month. Apple is dedicated to developing this feature with the Cupertino-based tech giant planning an investment of nearly $450 million.

    Apple announced in a press release, “A $450 million investment from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund provides the critical infrastructure that supports Emergency SOS via satellite for iPhone 14 models. Available to customers in the US and Canada beginning later this month, the new service 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.”

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    The Emergency SOS via satellite feature is initially being rolled out in the US and Canada and it will be free to use for a period of two years. Unfortunately, other countries can expect the rollout of this feature some time in the future.

    Emergency SOS via Satellite feature

    This feature basically allows you to send SOS messages directly via satellite even if there is no cell reception. It works with the help of deep software integration with your iPhone antenna to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

    Therefore, your iPhone 14 which could save your life one day, thanks to the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature.

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    First Published Date: 11 Nov, 19:34 IST
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