By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
From Apple PR:
Apple today announced it is extending free access to Emergency SOS via satellite for an additional year for existing iPhone 14 users.
I love that this feature exists, love that Apple continues to invest into it and offers it as a free service. But I must confess, I would have no idea how to activate and use it.
Here’s a document showing how to active it the basic SOS service, which is great, but relies on cell service. This feature is using satellite and requires some setup beforehand. Your Settings app has a section called “Emergency SOS”. Visit this section and familiarize yourself with the basic functions before you head out into the wilderness next time.
Quick update: Worth nothing that this feature isn’t available worldwide as of now. Thanks for the tip Federico Hernandez.
Emergency SOS via satellite is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.