How to Disable Emergency Sos on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of accidentally triggering the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone? Whether it’s in your pocket or your bag, it can be quite frustrating when the loud emergency siren goes off unexpectedly.

Fortunately, there’s a way to disable this feature and save yourself from any further embarrassment or inconvenience. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of disabling Emergency SOS on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app. It is usually represented by a gray gear icon. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap on “Emergency SOS”

Once you’re in the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the option labeled “Emergency SOS”. It should be located between “Battery” and “Exposure Notifications”. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Disable Emergency SOS

In the Emergency SOS settings, you will see a toggle switch labeled “Call with Side Button”. This is what triggers the Emergency SOS feature when you rapidly press the side button multiple times.

By default, this switch is enabled.

If you want to completely disable Emergency SOS, simply tap on the toggle switch to turn it off. It will no longer activate when you press the side button in quick succession.


If you still want to have access to Emergency SOS but don’t want it to trigger accidentally, there is an alternative option available. You can keep the “Call with Side Button” switch enabled and disable Auto Call instead.

Step 4: Disable Auto Call

Beneath the “Call with Side Button” toggle switch, you will find another option called “Auto Call”. When this feature is enabled, your iPhone automatically initiates a call to emergency services after the Emergency SOS countdown ends.

To disable Auto Call, simply tap on the toggle switch next to it. This way, even if you accidentally trigger Emergency SOS, you will have to manually make the call instead of it happening automatically.

Step 5: Test the Changes

Once you have disabled either the “Call with Side Button” or “Auto Call” option, it’s a good idea to test if the changes have taken effect. You can do this by pressing the side button multiple times quickly. If you no longer hear the emergency siren or see the countdown screen, then you have successfully disabled Emergency SOS on your iPhone.

In Conclusion

Accidentally triggering Emergency SOS can be quite annoying, but thankfully there is an easy solution. By following these simple steps and disabling either “Call with Side Button” or “Auto Call” in the Emergency SOS settings, you can prevent any further accidental activations of this feature. Feel free to explore other settings in your iPhone’s Settings menu and customize them according to your preferences.

Remember, staying informed about your device’s features and settings helps you make the most out of your iPhone experience.

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