Apple offers iPhone 14 users one-year free extension of emergency SOS via satellite

Apple has extended the free trial of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature by one year for iPhone 14 users.

Apple has extended the free trial of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature by one year for iPhone 14 users. The emergency SOS feature was first introduced to the iPhone 14 users in November 2022. Apple has offered the feature for free for two years to iPhone 14 users. Now, they get to use the feature for one additional year free of cost.

The Emergency SOS via satellite feature helps iPhone users to make contact with outside when there are no other options for contacting emergency services. If the iPhone user has a compatible model that supports the Emergency SOS via satellite feature then they can request for assistance via satellite-based communication in a situation when they are unable to reach emergency services due to being outside the cellular coverage area or Wi-Fi networks.

Since its launch, the features has saved many lives in several situations till now. The tech giant confirmed in a press release that it is extending the two-year free trial of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature for iPhone 14 users by another year. “We are so happy iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 users can take advantage of this groundbreaking service for two more years for free,” Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing, said in the release.

The free trial of the feature will be extended for iPhone 14 users activated the feature in a country where the Emergency SOS via satellite is available prior to 12am PT (1:30am IST) on November 15, 2023.

The Indian iPhone 14 users will have to be disappointed as they have yet to receive this feature. The Emergency SOS via satellite is currently available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

Apple iPhone 14 lineup includes four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, in September 2022. It was followed by the release of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature in November of that year. It was initially only available in the US and Canada, and later Apple released it for more countries.

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