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Here's how to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

When Apple released iOS 11 in the fall, it included a feature called Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch. It enables users to automatically call for help and alert contacts in the event of an emergency. 

If you hold down the iPhone's side button and volume button long enough, emergency services will be contacted.

When Auto Call is enabled on an iPhone and an emergency call is started, your device begins a countdown and sounds a loud alert. After the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls 911 in the US.

Open the Settings app in iOS.
Tap Emergency SOS
Turn Auto Call off or on.

Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch tab.
Tap General > Emergency SOS.
Turn off or on Hold to Auto Call.

Even with Auto Call disabled, you can still use the Emergency SOS slider to make a call after holding the side button and volume button on iPhone X and iPhone 8.

To make a call on iPhone 7 or earlier, rapidly press the side button five times, and the Emergency SOS slider will appear.

To make a call on Apple Watch, press and hold the side button on your wearable until the Emergency SOS slider appears.

The Verge recently reportable many incidents of individuals triggering a decision to emergency services inadvertently. Police responded in one case, and were apparently at home with the accidental calls.

In Feb, our sister web site CNET elaborate associate degree flow in recent months of warning 911 calls to Sacramento, Calf., emergency dispatchers from associate degree Apple repair center in near  moose Grove, Calif. Dispatchers receive as several as twenty accidental emergency calls every day from Apple.

Jamie Hudson, a police dispatcher, told CBS Sacramento:

"We're ready to see quickly wherever the decision is returning from, thus after we get one from Apple, the address can come back up with their location.

The times once it's greatly impacting America is after we produce other emergencies happening and that we could have a dispatcher on another 911 decision that will need to place {that decision|that decision} on hold to sorting the incoming call."

Apple responded in an exceedingly Feb statement: 

"We're tuned in to 911 calls originating from our moose Grove repair and melioration facility. we have a tendency to take this seriously and that we square measure operating closely with native enforcement to analyze the cause and guarantee this does not continue."

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