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Apple’s satellite emergency service launches in the US and Canada

As previously promised, Apple’s Emergency SOS-via-satellite service launched in the US and Canada on Tuesday. The service allows owners of Apple’s newest iPhones to contact emergency services or share their location and status with emergency contacts via satellite when they are in a place where standard cellular services are not available.

Emergency SOS via satellite works on all of Apple’s most recent flagship iPhone models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Support for it was added in a recent iOS update, so no additional downloads are necessary.

When you initiate Emergency SOS via satellite, you’ll be presented with a multiple-choice questionnaire that attempts to glean critical information about your situation.

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