Apple launches Emergency SOS via satellite

This is an awesome new service for people out of coverage. It allows you to send an emergency message via satellite.

Additionally, if you want friends/family/work to know of your location while in an area with no coverage, you can now open the Find My app and share your location via satellite. You can send your location once every 15 minutes.

Emergency SOS is different from sending a normal message, so its suggested try the demo now:

  1. Open settings
  2. Tap ‘Emergency SOS’
  3. Under Emergency SOS via satellite, tap ‘Try Demo’.


Further information:
Apple media release
Apple Support- SOS
Send your location via satellite in Find My on iPhone


For those without an IPhone 14, One NZ and Spark will be launching satellite services next year that will work on selected 5G mobiles.

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