How to Turn Sos Off on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of accidentally triggering the SOS emergency feature on your iPhone? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to turn off the SOS feature on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Settings

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

Step 2: Find Emergency SOS

Once you are in the Settings menu, scroll down until you find Emergency SOS. It is usually located towards the top of the list. Tap on it to access the Emergency SOS settings.

Step 3: Disable Auto Call

Within Emergency SOS settings, you will see an option called “Auto Call”. This feature automatically calls emergency services when the side button and volume button are pressed simultaneously. To disable this feature, simply tap on the slider next to Auto Call so that it turns from green to gray.


If you still want to keep the SOS feature enabled but prevent accidental triggers, keep Auto Call enabled and proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Customize Emergency Contacts

If you prefer having quick access to emergency contacts without making an actual call, you can customize this setting. Within the Emergency SOS settings, look for “Set Up Emergency Contacts in Health”. Tap on it to proceed.

  • Add Contact:
  • In this section, tap on Add Contact and select the desired contact from your address book. You can add multiple contacts by tapping on the + sign.

  • Edit Contact:
  • If you want to edit or remove a previously added contact, tap on the contact’s name and make the necessary changes.

Step 5: Test Emergency SOS

Now that you have customized your emergency contacts, it’s time to test the feature and ensure everything is working as expected. Make sure you are in a safe environment before proceeding.

To test Emergency SOS, press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons simultaneously. On newer iPhone models without a home button, press and hold the side button and either volume button.

A slider will appear on your screen with options to power off your device or make an emergency call. Verify that the emergency call option displays your chosen emergency contacts instead of initiating an actual call.


You’ve successfully turned off or customized the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone. Remember to be cautious when using this feature, as it is designed for emergencies only. Now you can rest assured knowing that accidental triggers of SOS calls will be a thing of the past!

We hope this tutorial helped you in managing your iPhone’s Emergency SOS settings effectively. Thank you for reading!

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