If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 13, you may have come across the SOS feature. This feature can be incredibly helpful in emergency situations, allowing you to quickly call for help with just a few taps.
However, there may be times when you want to turn off the SOS feature temporarily or disable it completely. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to turn off SOS on your iPhone 13.
Step 1: Open Settings
To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone 13’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gear icon and is typically found on the first page of your app library.
Step 2: Access Emergency SOS settings
Within the Settings menu, scroll down and look for “Emergency SOS.” It is usually located near the top of the list. Tap on it to access further settings related to emergency calls.
Step 3: Disable Auto Call
Once inside the Emergency SOS settings, you will see an option called “Auto Call.” This setting allows your iPhone 13 to automatically call emergency services when you press and hold either of the volume buttons along with the side button (previously known as Sleep/Wake button) simultaneously. By default, this setting is enabled.
To turn off Auto Call, simply tap on its toggle switch. Once disabled, your iPhone 13 will no longer automatically call emergency services when using this key combination.
Step 4: Disable Countdown Sound
Below the Auto Call setting, you’ll find another option labeled “Countdown Sound.” When enabled, your iPhone emits a loud alert sound during the three-second countdown before making an emergency call.
To disable this sound, tap on its toggle switch. Disabling Countdown Sound ensures that your phone remains silent while initiating an emergency call.
Step 5: Exit Settings
Congratulations! You have successfully turned off the SOS feature on your iPhone 13. To exit the Settings app, simply press the home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen if you’re using gesture-based navigation.
- Note: Disabling SOS on your iPhone 13 does not prevent you from making emergency calls manually. You can still dial emergency services by opening the Phone app and tapping on “Emergency” in the bottom left corner.
- Remember: The SOS feature is designed to help you in critical situations. It’s recommended to keep it enabled unless you have a specific reason to turn it off.
If you ever wish to re-enable SOS on your iPhone 13, simply follow these steps and turn on Auto Call and Countdown Sound within the Emergency SOS settings.
In this tutorial, we discussed how to turn off the SOS feature on your iPhone 13. We walked through the steps of accessing the Emergency SOS settings and disabling Auto Call and Countdown Sound.
Remember, disabling SOS does not prevent you from manually making emergency calls when needed.
By following these instructions, you can customize your iPhone’s emergency calling behavior according to your preferences. Stay safe!