Have you ever wondered why Uber can find you, but 911 can’t? Enter Advanced Mobile Location, or AML, a new caller location technique in case of an emergency. Apple began using this life-saving solution in the iOS 11.3 update.
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.
Don’t want Amber or Emergency alerts on your iPhone? These are alerts that the government deems important enough for its citizens to know about. If you’ve decided you would like to disable these alerts, the process is simple. Here are the steps.
While we obviously do not wish it upon anyone, you never know when you might find yourself in a medical emergency. You also never know where you might be at the time, or who you will be with. That is why a new jailbreak tweak called InCaseOf is more important than you might think. InCaseOf adds important emergency information to the Lock screen, so that first responders and others can gain a better understanding of your health situation. Take a look at how it works…
Exigency is a new a jailbreak tweak that allows you to load up your contacts directly from the iPhone’s emergency call menu. That means that it’s totally possible to initiate a phone call from this menu, even when your phone is locked with a passcode.
Obviously, this isn’t the type of tweak to use if your primary concern is security. If convenience is more your thing, then you may want to check out Exigency.
Following a Skype for iPad update earlier this week that has enabled automatic dropped call recovery, in-app purchase of Skype credits and a minor UI tweak, the Microsoft-owned VoIP provider has pushed out an update to its iPhone and iPod touch client this morning. Borrowing from the latest iPad build, the iPhone version will now automatically reconnect any dropped call.
More importantly emergency calls now get routed through the native dialer, which is interesting knowing most other VoIP apps don’t support this feature. A few more tidbits and the full changelog follow after the jump…