Apple Introduced Emergency Calls through satellites on the iPhone 14

Emergency feature for satellites on the iPhone 14.

This year, Apple focused on a variety of brand-new, cutting-edge safety measures that it hopes you’ll never need when it unveiled the iPhone 14 line-up. The most important of these security-conscious features was Emergency SOS via Satellite, a moniker that sounds complicated but actually represents a very important iPhone capability.

You will be able to send messages for assistance to emergency services even if a mobile tower is not nearby thanks to Emergency SOS via Satellite. And an iPhone 14 will be all you need to stay connected.

That stands in stark contrast to our mental image of big, obtrusive satellite phones. Apple has eliminated the need for such by integrating connectivity into the phone itself and by including software capabilities that make it easier to connect even when you’re in a remote location.

In addition to nearby Wi-Fi or cellular service, this smartphone will be the first to offer satellite connectivity, enabling customers to contact emergency professionals. Apple and satellite connectivity provider Globalstar have partnered to allow iPhone 14 owners to quickly alert emergency personnel with an SOS message.

Although it’s a strong addition to the iPhone lineup, it’s crucial to understand what Emergency SOS via Satellite allows and disallows. (Forget, for instance, normal phone calls.) Here is how Emergency SOS by Satellite will function as well as an explanation of the underlying technology.

Emergency SOS via satellite: How it works
Emergency SOS via Satellite, designed for crises that happen in distant locations without cellular coverage or Wi-Fi, will work with all four iPhone 14 models, including the entry-level iPhone, iPhone 14 Plus, and the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro versions. The function operates in a manner that is comparable to the present Emergency SOS. Users must press and hold the side button and one of the volume keys on their iPhone 14 until the option is visible in order to enable Emergency Text via Satellite.

The updated Emergency SOS feature for iPhone 14 will function differently if cellular coverage is not available than the present Emergency SOS feature, which directly phones emergency services for assistance via cellular service. Users will send brief texts rather than phone calls. This is due to the limited satellite connectivity, which restricts the usage of data, audio, or plain text.

However, users must first use their iPhone 14 to connect to a nearby satellite before doing anything else. According to Apple, open areas with little impediments that could prevent contact between your phone and the satellite for Emergency SOS via Satellite function best.

The updated Emergency SOS feature for iPhone 14 will function differently if cellular coverage is not available than the present Emergency SOS feature, which directly phones emergency services for assistance via cellular service. Users will send brief texts rather than phone calls. This is due to the limited satellite connectivity, which restricts the usage of data, audio, or plain text.

However, users must first use their iPhone 14 to connect to a nearby satellite before doing anything else. According to Apple, open areas with little impediments that could prevent contact between your phone and the satellite for Emergency SOS via Satellite function best.

Additionally, the user’s medical ID and any stored emergency contact information will be automatically sent via Emergency SOS. The messages sent from an iPhone 14 over a satellite connection would appear as grey bubbles rather than blue chat bubbles for iMessage or green text message bubbles for text messages.

The 14th-generation iPhone does more than merely alert emergency agencies. The Find My app may use satellite connectivity to communicate your location if you’re trekking or camping inside a distant place and want to let your family know where you are.