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How to use SOS on the Apple Watch: The ultimate guide

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How to use SOS on the Apple Watch: The ultimate guide

If you are in hassle, your Apple Watch allow you to get the lend a hand you wish to have.

You might by no means want the Apple Watch's SOS function, which helps you to name emergency clinical products and services at the press of a button. However simply having it to be had is usually a life-saver — and I am not the use of that word calmly.

If you are considering how to use SOS and configure it on your Apple Watch, learn on.

What's SOS?

Apple's SOS function provides customers a single- or multi-touch means to temporarily dial emergency clinical products and services of their present space — whether or not you are native or touring in another country. As well as, your watch will ping up to 3 pre-set emergency contacts with a textual content message permitting them to know that you've got activated SOS.

After SOS is activated, your watch will show your present Clinical ID, in order that responders can right away see essential clinical knowledge like your peak, weight, hypersensitive reactions, and the like.

How to turn on SOS

  1. Press and cling the Aspect Button on your Apple Watch.
  2. Swipe proper on the Emergency SOS slider.

SOS will then turn on, calling EMS and sending a textual content message to your emergency contacts.

How to allow or disable single-press SOS

By way of default, SOS is configured to turn on after you've gotten pressed and held the Aspect Button, then swiped proper on the Emergency SOS toggle. But when you wish to have a good more uncomplicated means to turn on the function, you'll be able to flip on a surroundings that permits you to turn on SOS simply by maintaining down the Aspect Button.

  1. Move to the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet on Common > Emergency SOS.
  3. Transfer the Grasp to Auto Name toggle to on.

As soon as you've gotten finished so, you'll be able to nonetheless press and hang the Aspect Button to get the Energy Off, Clinical ID, or SOS sliders, however in case you proceed to hang the Aspect Button, the SOS slider will slowly refill on a 3-count, then mechanically position a decision with EMS and tell your emergency contacts.

How to upload emergency contacts

You'll be able to upload up to 3 emergency contacts out of your workforce of family and friends to be mechanically notified will have to you allow SOS. This is how to achieve this:


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