Your iPhone 14 could be a LIFESAVER! Wonder how? Know here
This new iPhone 14 feature could save your life in dire circumstances one day, although we hope you never have to use it.
f you're an avid hiker, mountaineer or rock climber, then you're accustomed with the habit of putting yourself in risky situations in areas where there is not a soul in sight. In situations of need, it is nearly impossible to contact for help in case of a mishap. Although most experienced hikers and mountaineers carry satellite radio with them, instances might occur where it becomes useless. What then? It looks like Apple has got your back.
Apple launched its iPhone 14 series after months of anticipation earlier this month where it introduced four new models. Although the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max grabbed all the headlines due to the fancy “Dynamic Island” notch, the standard iPhone 14 slipped under the radar. However, it is the iPhone 14 which could save your life one day, thanks to the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature. Although there was no way to test this feature until now, you could test this feature soon, according to a recent report by 9to5Mac.
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.
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9to5Mac recently spotted and analyzed a couple of files from Apple's latest iOS 16.1 beta 3 update which includes an option for “Satellite Connection Demo”, so that you could get yourself familiar with the working of this feature in case of any future need. According to 9to5Mac, you could try this feature anytime within the Emergency SOS option in Settings, although you will need to go outside and have a clear view of the sky.
Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years.