Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite Arrives in European Countries

Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite Overview

Apple’s groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite is available starting today for customers in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Available on all iPhone 14 models, the innovative technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, if users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while traveling in an area with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, they can now open the Find My app and share their location via satellite

Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Is Now Available In UK, France, Germany, & Ireland

Apple’s consumers from the foremost European countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Ireland, will be able to take advantage of this feature, and also, they don’t have to pay for it as it is free for the next two years. But this new feature requires iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max running on iOS 16.1 or later, and with that, users will be able to connect with emergency services via satellite connectivity. The European Emergency Number Association’s CEO, Gary Machado, also showed excitement by saying, “Emergency SOS via satellite makes emergency communications over satellite more accessible, which is very exciting.”

This feature aims to help in situations where the user is in a certain area where no cellular or Wi-Fi connection is available to connect with emergency services. Besides, Apple is also bringing satellite support to the Find My app in these regions so that users can send their location via satellite to their selected friends and family members while they are in no cellular or WiFi coverage area.

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