November 15, 2023
Apple extends Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc for a further free yr for current iPhone 14 customers
Since its launch a yr in the past, this groundbreaking service has made a big affect around the globe
One yr in the past immediately, Apple’s groundbreaking security service Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc turned 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 companies whereas outdoors of mobile and Wi-Fi protection — has already made a big affect, contributing to many lives being saved. Apple immediately introduced it’s extending free entry to Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc for a further yr for current iPhone 14 customers.1
“Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc has helped save lives around the globe. 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 prospects with the ability to join with emergency responders after they in any other case wouldn’t have been capable of,” mentioned Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice chairman of Worldwide iPhone Product Advertising and marketing. “We’re so pleased iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 customers can reap the benefits of this groundbreaking service for 2 extra years without cost.”
Constructing on this satellite tv for pc infrastructure, Apple lately launched Roadside Help through 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 embrace:
- Customers can open the Discover My app and share their location through 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 robotically dial emergency companies if a person is unconscious or unable to succeed in their iPhone.
- Verify In permits customers to robotically notify family and friends after 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 important medical info from the Lock Display with no need a passcode.
- The free trial will likely be prolonged for iPhone 14 customers who’ve activated their system in a rustic that helps Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc previous to 12 a.m. PT on November 15, 2023. For Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc availability, go to assist.apple.com/en-us/HT213426.
- Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc is on the market within the U.S., in partnership with AAA, and is included without 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 companies offered by AAA. iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 customers who should not AAA members can reap the benefits of Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc on a pay-per-use foundation for AAA’s roadside help companies.
- Verify In is on the market on iOS 17 or later.