How to Turn Off Sos on iPhone 12

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to turn off SOS on iPhone 12. SOS is a feature on iPhone that allows you to quickly call for emergency assistance by pressing the side button multiple times. However, if you find that the SOS feature is accidentally triggering too often or if you simply want to disable it, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings

To turn off SOS on your iPhone 12, start by opening the Settings app. You can find the Settings app on your home screen with the icon that looks like gears.

Step 2: Locate Emergency SOS

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for “Emergency SOS.” Tap on it to access the emergency settings.

Step 3: Disable Auto Call

Within Emergency SOS settings, you will see an option called “Auto Call.” This feature is what triggers a call to emergency services automatically when SOS is activated. To disable it:

  1. Tap on “Auto Call.”
  2. Toggle off the switch next to “Auto Call” so that it turns gray.

Note: By turning off Auto Call, your iPhone will still display the Emergency SOS slider when pressing the side button multiple times, but it won’t automatically call emergency services.

Optional Step: Adjust Countdown Sound

If you prefer to keep auto call enabled but want to silence or adjust the countdown sound before making an emergency call:

  1. Navigate back to Emergency SOS settings.
  2. Toggle off “Always Sound” if you want to disable the countdown sound completely.
  3. Toggle on “Control with Silent Mode” if you want the countdown sound to follow your device’s silent mode settings.
  4. Toggle off “Control with Ring Switch” if you want to manually adjust the countdown sound using your device’s volume buttons.

Step 4: Test the Changes

After making these changes, it’s a good idea to test whether the SOS feature has been successfully turned off. Simply press the side button multiple times, and you should see the Emergency SOS slider without triggering an automatic call to emergency services.

In Conclusion

The steps outlined above should help you turn off SOS on your iPhone 12. It’s important to note that disabling Auto Call doesn’t remove the Emergency SOS feature entirely, but it does prevent accidental calls to emergency services. By following these steps, you can customize how your iPhone responds when in need of emergency assistance.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful! If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out in the comments below.

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