Welcome to this tutorial on how to get SOS off your iPhone. If you have ever accidentally triggered the emergency SOS feature on your iPhone and struggled to turn it off, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to disable SOS on your device.
What is Emergency SOS?
Emergency SOS is a safety feature on iPhones that allows users to quickly call for help in case of emergencies. By pressing the power button five times in quick succession or holding down the power button and one of the volume buttons simultaneously, you can activate Emergency SOS.
This feature can be a lifesaver in critical situations, but it can also be triggered accidentally, causing unnecessary panic. If you find yourself in a situation where you unintentionally activated Emergency SOS and want to turn it off, follow these steps:
Step 1: Access Settings
To disable Emergency SOS, start by opening the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find it on your home screen; it has an icon with gears.
Step 2: Locate Emergency SOS
In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find “Emergency SOS.” It is usually located towards the top of the menu.
Step 2.1: Open Emergency SOS
Note: Depending on your iOS version, you may need to tap on “SOS” instead of “Emergency SOS.”
Tap on “Emergency SOS” to access its settings.
Step 3: Disable Auto Call
In the Emergency SOS settings, locate the “Auto Call” option and toggle it off. When Auto Call is enabled, your iPhone will automatically call emergency services after counting down from three.
Important: Disabling Auto Call means your iPhone will not automatically dial emergency services when Emergency SOS is activated. Make sure to manually call emergency services if needed.
Step 4: Customize Emergency Contacts
In the same Emergency SOS settings, you can set up your emergency contacts. These contacts will be notified of your emergency situation when you trigger Emergency SOS.
To customize your emergency contacts, tap on “Set Up Emergency Contacts in Health.” This will redirect you to the Health app.
Step 4.1: Open Health App
If prompted, enter your passcode or use Touch ID/Face ID to access the Health app.2: Set Up Medical ID
In the Health app, tap on “Medical ID” at the bottom right corner of the screen.3: Edit Emergency Contacts
In the Medical ID section, scroll down until you find “Emergency Contacts.” Tap on “Edit” and add the contacts you want to be notified in case of an emergency.
You have successfully disabled Auto Call for Emergency SOS and customized your emergency contacts. Now, if you accidentally trigger Emergency SOS, it won’t automatically call emergency services. Remember to manually call them if necessary.
- TIP: If you frequently activate Emergency SOS by accident, consider turning off the feature altogether in the Accessibility settings of your iPhone.
We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through disabling SOS on your iPhone. Stay safe and use this feature responsibly!