Apple devices accidentally sending emergency SOS alerts

March 19, 2018

Apple users have been complaining about their devices accidentally sending emergency SOS alerts to the police when the devices are worn or used in a wrong way, the media reported.

“If you sleep on your Apple Watch the wrong way, you might get a wake-up call from the police. That’s what happened to Jason Rowley, who tweeted about the incident earlier this week. It’s a problem for iPhones too, since the same alert can be triggered through the side button,” The Verge reported. “Using his watch as a sleep tracker, he ended up holding down the crown button to trigger an emergency call to the police, who showed up in his bedroom at 1 a.m.,” the report added.

The feature is called “Emergency SOS” which was rolled out as part of WatchOS 4 and iOS 11 OS.

It works when a user is in danger or otherwise in need of help. It is a potentially life-saving feature, but of course, butt dials are going to be more common than actual emergencies.

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