Steps to use Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on your iPhone

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With iOS 10.2 update, Apple brings in some interesting, some amusing and some very useful features ranging from a bunch of new emoji characters, new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, TV app and more. One of the noteworthy features that come pre-installed in iOS 10.2 update is SOS feature, which was first debuted in WatchOS 3.

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If you are now using the Apple Watch running WatchOS 3, chances that you are familiar with this feature. Normally, you can access SOS feature by pressing and holding the side button on your watch until you see the Emergency SOS slider.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to use Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure that you are running iOS 10.2.

Basically, Emergency SOS allows you to call emergency services in your region every time you press the Sleep/Wake button three times on your iPhone. Here is how you can do this

How to use Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on your iPhone

  1. Steps to stop Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on your iPhone

There are times when you accidentally press On/Off button on your iPhone three times and Emergency SOS is activated. Here is how you stop it

Step one: Once you see the emergency call screen on your iPhone, all you need to do is to tap on the Stop button (x) at the bottom of the screen

Step two: Next up, you need to tap on the Stop Calling button from the pop-up menu. Once you are done, this will prevent your iPhone from making an emergency call.

In reality, there is a very simple way for minimizing the chance of activating Emergency SOS accidentally on your iPhone, Here is how you can do this:

Step one: Open the Settings app and head to General

Step two: Once you are in, tap on Emergency SOS and head to Click Sleep/Wake section and choose Five times

Once you are done, you will need to press the sleep/wake button every time you want to activate the feature on your iPhone. It may not be the perfect solution, but it will reduce chance of activating Emergency SOS feature when you least expect.

  1. Steps to disable Emergency SOS in iOS 10.2 on your iPhone

Step one: You need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are in, scroll down to General and tap on it

Step two: Next up, you need to tap on Emergency SOS. Once you are done, tap on the toggle next to the Click Sleep/Wake to Auto Call switch to turn off the feature.

Read next: Here is how you can use emoji on iPhone and iPad

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