– Apple announced it will expand free access to Emergency SOS via satellite, for an additional year for existing iPhone 14 users.

Emergency SOS via satellite is available on all iPhone 14 models in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, it is available on the iPhone 15 lineup in 16 countries and regions.

Emergency SOS via satellite is an emergency service when you cannot access the operator’s network or Wifi.

Safety capabilities, including:

Users can open the Find My app and share their location via satellite, to reassure their friends and family.

Crash Detection can detect severe car accidents and automatically contact emergency services if the user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone.

Check-In allows users to automatically notify friends and family when they have arrived at their destination safely.

Users can set up a Medical ID in the Health app to help first responders, access important medical information from the Lock Screen without requiring a passcode.

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