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Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite arrives in European countries

Apple's Emergency SOS via satellite arrives in European countries

According to Apple’s latest announcement, the popular Emergency SOS via Satellite feature is being expanded to a number of European countries and will begin rolling out today.

With the launch of the iPhone 14 series in September, Apple promised to make the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature available in America by the end of this year, but now they’ve made their way to Europe as well.

Emergency SOS via satellite function is now available in the UK, France, Germany and Ireland

Emergency SOS via satellite function is now available in the UK, France, Germany and Ireland

Apple’s consumers from the main European countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germanyand Irelandwill be able to take advantage of this feature, and they won’t have to pay for it either because it’s free for the next two years.

But this new feature requires iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max iOS 16.1 or later, allowing users to connect to emergency services via satellite connection.

The CEO of the European Emergency Number Association, Gary Macado, also showed excitement saying, “Emergency SOS via satellite makes emergency communications via satellite more accessible, which is very exciting.”

This feature is intended to assist in situations where the user is in a specific area where no cellular or Wi-Fi connection is available to connect to emergency services.

Apple also knows that everyone is curious to use this feature even if they are not in a situation where emergency services are needed, so Apple has come up with a solution for that.

The supported users get one demonstration mode so they can try this feature to learn how it works.

Besides, Apple is also bringing satellite support to the Find my app in these regions, allowing users to broadcast their location via satellite to their selected friends and relatives while not in a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area.

Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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