Apple launches emergency SOS satellite alert service on iPhone 14
Recently Apple launched emergency SOS via satellite, allowing users to text emergency services while camping in the mountains or driving in a remote area at night.
The service is free for the first two years and is available to iPhone 14 customers in the United States and Canada.
The innovative technology, available on all iPhone 14 models, allows users to communicate with emergency services outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.
Additionally, users can directly open the Find My app on their iPhone 14 and share their location via satellite with their friends and family about their current location while traveling off the grid.
Apple Emergency SOS service via satellite is only available in the United States and Canada. Later, will roll it out in France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom in December.
For example, suppose you call or text emergency services and cannot connect because you are outside cellular and Wi-Fi coverage range.
In that case, your iPhone attempts to connect you to the assistance you require via satellite.
The experience of using a satellite connection differs from that of sending or receiving a message via cellular.
For example, a message may take 15 seconds to send in perfect conditions with a direct view of the sky and horizon and more than a minute to send under trees with light or medium foliage.