Apple plans to expand SOS emergency call via satellite in the UK Dec. 13

Julie Clover

According to a MacRumors source, Apple may be rolling out Emergency SOS via satellite and Find My via satellite to the UK as early as next week. Emergency responders in the country have been advised that calls from the satellite SOS emergency call feature will be routed to local emergency services starting Tuesday, December 13.

SOS emergency service via satellite launched in United States and Canada last month, and at the time, Apple said it would expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December. Apple hasn't given a specific date, but the Dec. 13 date we've heard from a UK source makes sense. It's unclear if France, Germany, and Ireland will also be part of the expansion, but it's likely, and it could also be the day we see iOS 16.2 launch.

Apple Emergency SOS via satellite is available. to all iPhone 14 users running iOS 16.1 in supported countries and free for two years. It is designed to allow iPhone users to make emergency calls using a satellite connection outdoors when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection.

You can also use satellite to update ‌Locator‌ location without a Wi-Fi or cellular connection using ‌Find My‌ application.


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