Apple right now introduced that its Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc service is being prolonged for an extra free 12 months for current iPhone 14 customers. Apple initially gave new ‌iPhone 14‌ homeowners two free years after gadget activation, which might have expired in November 2024.

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Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc is now free for 2 extra years beginning right now or on the time of activation of any ‌iPhone 14‌ mannequin. Apple says the free trial will likely be prolonged for ‌iPhone 14‌ customers who’ve activated their gadget in any nation that helps Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc previous to 12 a.m. Pacific Time on November 15, 2023.

“Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc has helped save lives world wide. From a person who was rescued after his automobile 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 would not have been capable of,” mentioned Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice chairman of Worldwide iPhone Product Advertising. “We’re so pleased iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 customers can make the most of this groundbreaking service for 2 extra years free of charge.”

Accessible on all ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 15 fashions, the function allows customers to ship textual content messages to emergency providers by way of satellite tv for pc when mobile and Wi-Fi protection isn’t out there. Customers may share their location by way of satellite tv for pc within the Discover My app.

With the service, Apple says customers can ship and obtain messages in as little as 15 seconds in clear situations. Customers are prompted to finish a brief questionnaire with important data, and the interface then reveals customers the place within the sky to level their iPhone to attach and ship the preliminary message. This message consists of the consumer’s questionnaire responses, location, altitude, ‌iPhone‌ battery stage, and Medical ID data if set.

Apple says the service is designed to work outdoor with a transparent view of the sky. Apple warns that foliage or different obstructions may end up in emergency messages taking longer to ship or failing to ship, and satellite tv for pc connectivity may not work in locations above 62° latitude, resembling northern elements of Canada and Alaska.

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