iPhone’s ‘Emergency SOS’ feature goes viral following the disappearance of Sarah Everard

This image was shared by actress Joanna Lumley on twitter and so far has received 4.8k likes and 3.4k shares. The Tweet reads: “Please share this far & wide. Feel so sad about the #Sarah Everard news and can’t even begin to imagine how her friends & family are feeling right now. If you press your lock button five times in a row, your iPhone emits a loud siren, counts down to 3, then calls emergency services AND sends a text to your emergency contacts alerting them of the situation and your location.

“Search ‘Emergency SOS’ in your phone to set it up.

“Please please share as I feel this is a little known fact that could make us ALL feel safer.”

Find full instructions from apple here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208076

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By / Published On: March 12th, 2021 / Tags: / Categories: Crime, Featured, News /

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