In the wake of the storming of the Capitol in Washington by right-wing fanatics, a false rumor started making the rounds that Apple was plotting to automatically turn off the Government Emergency Broadcast alerts on iOS devices without users' consent.
We get used to handing out our emergency contacts at doctor’s offices, hospitals, and the like. But how many of us take the time to set them up on our device?
Having your emergency contacts set and ready on your iPhone can be an enormous help when you need them. Whether you have a health condition that can put you in danger or not doesn’t really matter. It’s about having that insurance at your fingertips.
In this tutorial we’ll show you a few quick ways you can set up the emergency contacts on your iPhone. Since it only takes a minute or two, it’s worth your time. Hopefully, you’ll never need to use them, but if you do, they’ll be ready.
If you're an AirPods owner, there's something you need to know about Amber and emergency alerts, which in the US are distributed via TV stations, text messages and other means, including government notifications on mobile devices like iPhone.
For those in the United States, today is the day the government plans on testing the presidential alert system. During the test, you'll hear a warning tone on your iPhone that should sound familiar.
The iOS 12 update will allow emergency responders in the United States to know your exact location when you call 911. The change will provide faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times, according to Apple.
The Do Not Disturb feature on your device is a handy tool for those times when you need to unplug. But, if an emergency pops up, you still want calls or texts from certain contacts to get through.
One way to do this is to add those contacts to your Favorites or create a new group for them. However, there is another way to allow those important phone calls and messages to come through by using the Emergency Bypass setting.
Emergency SOS, a tremendously helpful feature in iOS and watchOS that allows you to quickly and easily place a potentially life-saving call to local emergency services, is apparently causing some unforeseen problems for people who sleep with their Apple Watch on.
The upcoming iOS 11.3 update supports Advanced Mobile Location (AML), a feature that automatically sends the user's current geographical location when making a call to emergency services in countries where this potentially life-saving solution is officially supported.
While major mobile platforms such as Apple's iOS and Google's Android come with rich location services helping apps like Uber and Facebook pinpoint a user’s location, emergency services were unable to use this data. Thankfully, that's beginning to change now.
A major new feature that came baked into the watchOS 3 update for Apple Watches was Emergency SOS.
This will let you call 911 to dispatch emergency personnel to your current location and will alert your loved ones that you're in trouble, in extreme bouts of danger, or life-threatening emergencies, right from your wrist.
In iOS 10, each individual contact in the Contacts app now has a dedicated switch, called Emergency Bypass, which overrides the Do Not Disturb feature for that person. This handy new feature lets you permit audio and vibratory alerts from a specific person in your Contacts even when Do Not Disturb is enabled globally in your device's Settings app.
Your iPhone comes equipped with government notifications, such as AMBER, Emergency, and Public Safety alerts. These alerts are pushed out to individuals by their carriers based on their location, and can be useful for a variety of reasons.
On the other hand, if you don't think you'll be using them any time soon or you get sick of seeing them on your device, you can always disable them.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how!