Here is the easiest way to make an emergency SOS call on your iPhone in a few simple steps.
The iPhone has a myriad of security features included to help protect its users, including Emergency SOS.
And while it’s a feature we hope we don’t use too often, you need to know how to enable it. It is also important to note that you will first need to activate the emergency SOS, which you can find out in our previous article.
To make sure you’re prepared for an emergency, keep reading to find out the easiest way to make an emergency SOS call from your iPhone.
What you will need:
The short version
- Press and hold the lock and volume buttons for up to three seconds / Quickly tap the lock button five times
- Slide the emergency SOS button
- Wait to speak to emergency services
Press and hold the lock and volume buttons for up to three seconds / Quickly tap the lock button five times
The first step will depend on the settings you have on your iPhone, which you can find in our How to Activate Emergency SOS on iPhone.
If you chose the first option, you will have to press the lock and volume buttons simultaneously to bring up the Emergency SOS screen.
Alternatively, tap the lock button five times quickly to bring up the screen. You may have either of these settings enabled, we recommend that you try to remember which method you have chosen so that you know how to access Emergency SOS.
Slide the emergency SOS button
Once you have activated Emergency SOS, a notification screen will appear. Slide the SOS button to activate it. Otherwise, you can keep pressing the lock and volume buttons to automatically start a countdown, after the countdown emergency services will be called automatically.
If you have pressed the lock button five times, the countdown will also start automatically.
Wait to speak to emergency services
Wait for the call to be answered.
If you want to know how to activate Emergency SOS on your iPhone, check out our handy guide for an easy guide.
There is no set duration for the duration of the Emergency SOS, although it should take less than 15 seconds to activate.
Emergency SOS will call emergency services and it will call your emergency contacts if you have any set up before.