November 15, 2023
Apple extends Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc for a further free 12 months for current iPhone 14 customers
Since its launch a 12 months in the past, this groundbreaking service has made a big affect world wide
One 12 months in the past in the present day, Apple’s groundbreaking security service Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc grew to become obtainable on all iPhone 14 fashions within the U.S. and Canada. Now additionally obtainable on the iPhone 15 lineup in 16 nations and areas, this progressive know-how — which allows customers to textual content with emergency providers whereas outdoors of mobile and Wi-Fi protection — has already made a big affect, contributing to many lives being saved. Apple in the present day introduced it’s extending free entry to Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc for a further 12 months for current iPhone 14 customers.1
“Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc has helped save lives world wide. From a man who was rescued after his automotive 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 once 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 blissful 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 not too long ago launched Roadside Help by way of satellite tv for pc to attach customers to AAA if they’ve automotive hassle whereas outdoors of mobile and Wi-Fi protection.2 Different security capabilities that may present help when it issues most embody:
- Customers can open the Discover My app and share their location by way of satellite tv for pc to reassure family and friends of their whereabouts whereas touring off the grid.
- Crash Detection can detect a extreme automotive crash and mechanically dial emergency providers if a consumer is unconscious or unable to succeed in their iPhone.
- Verify In permits customers to mechanically notify family and friends once 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 shall be prolonged for iPhone 14 customers who’ve activated their gadget in a rustic that helps Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc previous to 12 a.m. PT on November 15, 2023. For Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc availability, go to support.apple.com/en-us/HT213426.
- Roadside Help by way of satellite tv for pc is out there 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 providers offered by AAA. iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 customers who usually are not AAA members can make the most of Roadside Help by way of satellite tv for pc on a pay-per-use foundation for AAA’s roadside help providers.
- Verify In is out there on iOS 17 or later.