May 13, 2022
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5 Important iPhone Settings That Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

5 Important iPhone Settings That Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

Mobile phones have already changed our lives, but Apple always offers more, writes Shareably. Apple experts say the iPhone offers vital features you may not have known about.

1. Do not disturb while driving

Smartphones are convenient, but they distract from driving. Expert David admits: “I was distracted by my phone when I used to drive. Luckily, I never had an accident, but I came close to it a couple of times, like many of us.”

The Do Not Disturb While Driving option will mute your incoming messages and calls while driving. To turn it on, just go to Settings, then tap Do Not Disturb and that’s where you’ll find the feature. David recommends setting it to “Automatic”.

2. Emergency SOS signal

This option will help you call 911 with just a few taps on your phone. Also, if you are in another country, it will contact the local emergency services on site.

Go to “Settings”, then go to “Emergency SOS”. David has Side Button Call enabled.

Here’s how it works. If you quickly press the side button 5 times, you will be able to contact emergency services (Emergency SOS). This can be a lot easier than fiddling with your phone in a dangerous situation.

3. Share your location

This setting will come in handy when you want your family and friends to know where you are. For example, if you are going camping – or perhaps if your child is on a field trip and you would like to track their whereabouts. It is a tool that can be vital in various situations.

Go to “Settings”, click “Privacy”, then “Location Services” and “Share my location”. Here you can enable this feature. Next, you’ll go to Contacts and choose who you want to share your location with and for how long.

4. WiFi call

This feature will use the Wi-Fi network to make calls instead of cellular, which is important in areas without good cellular coverage. But there are additional settings for very remote areas so that emergency services can find you.

Go to “Settings” and highlight “Cellular”, then tap “Wi-Fi Call”. Here you will find “Update Emergency Address”. Here you can specify where you will be.

5. Medical ID

This tool allows you to store all your health information and gives you an easy way to access it. It’s in the Health app on your iPhone.

In the medical record, you can enter personal information such as blood type, allergies, health status, etc. David says this is important, as you can simply hand your iPhone over to first responders in case of an emergency.

You can even fill in “Emergency Contacts”. If you use Emergency SOS – these people will even get a message about it. Your Medical ID can also be accessed with 5 quick side button presses. However, you will have to add your information through the Health app.

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