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Indian government mandates panic button on all iPhones sold in the country from 2017

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Indian government mandates panic button on all iPhones sold in the country from 2017

The Indian government has introduced that all iPhones sold in the country from January 1, 2017 will have to include a panic button that may permit any person in want the skill to touch government with a unmarried key. Constructed-in GPS could also be a compulsory function in telephones going on sale subsequent yr, however that is already a mainstay on the iPhone.

The transfer comes after the government has instituted a unmarried "112" quantity for emergencies, together with police products and services, ambulances, and the fireplace division.

For smartphones that can not accommodate devoted buttons — akin to the iPhone — producers should incorporate a mechanism by which customers will have the ability to touch government via urgent the energy button three times in fast succession:

Smartphones with out the facility of emergency name button by way of urgent the similar for very long time to invoke emergency name or the use of present energy on or off button, when brief pressed three times in fast succession.

The function telephones with out the facility of panic button through urgent 'numeric key - 5' or 'numeric key - 9' to invoke emergency name.

From Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad:

I've taken a choice that from January 1, 2017, no mobile phone may also be sold and not using a provision for panic button, and from January 1, 2018, cellular units will have to even have International Positioning Device built in.

Generation is simply intended to make human lifestyles higher and what higher than the use of it for the safety of girls.

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