What is SOS in Morse code?
A lot of people think that the distress signal is an abbreviation for “save our souls” or “save our ship.” Since three dots form the letter "S" and three dashes form an “O” in International Morse code, though, the signal came to be called an “SOS” for the sake of convenience.
Turning on Auto Call for Emergency SOS on an iPhone means that emergency services will be called automatically when you quickly press the power button five times in a row, so the emergency SOS slider will not appear on your iPhone's display.
- In iOS 11, Apple added a new emergency feature to the iPhone, which is designed to allow you to quickly and discreetly place a call to emergency services. In the United States, SOS dials 911, and in other countries, it works with local emergency response teams.
- Here's how to set up Send SOS Message on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
- Swipe down from the home page to pull down the notifications drawer.
- Tap the Settings button on the top right.
- Tap Send SOS Messages.
- Slide the switch at the top to right.
- Hit Add on the alert that pops up prompting you to create an emergency contact.
- Turn off Hold to Auto Call. You can change the setting so that holding the side button won't call emergency services automatically: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch tab. Tap General > Emergency SOS.
You program the SOS button to call one number, which means that even the most simple SOS button phones can be used. We give you this number when you register - it's your “voice alert number” (personal emergency contact number). Or it's a local line number which means it's cheap to call.
- To turn off Emergency Mode, try these things:
- Press and hold the END button (or the button you use to end a call) for 3 seconds.
- Turn your phone off and then on again.
- Reset your phone (see Troubleshooting your wireless phone)
- If you have Prepaid service, top up your account (see Prepaid support hub)
- Direct Share is a feature that allows apps to show their internal options directly in the system Intent chooser dialog. This sample is a dummy messaging app, and just like any other messaging apps, it receives intents for sharing a plain text.
- Go to your contacts.
- Select the "Groups" tab.
- Select "ICE - emergency contacts"
- Use the icon to the right of "Find contacts" (a silouette with a plus sign) to add an emergency contact.
- Select an existing contact from your contact list, or enter the details of a new contact.
Updated: 17th October 2019