How to Get SOS Off iPhone

January 1, 2024
David Sunnyside

The Emergency SOS feature on iPhones is great for contacting local emergency services and alerting them to your location, especially in situations with poor cell phone reception. But if your iPhone is accidentally (or maliciously) activated by Crash Detection, children, or your pocket, you might want to disable the feature to prevent accidental calls. It's easy enough to do, even on the latest iPhone models.

In the meantime, you can also use the SOS shortcuts from the Control Center. For example, you can disable Call with Hold and Release, Call with 5 Button Presses, or - on newer iPhones (14 and later) - Call after Severe Crash to stop your device from being triggered by accident.

If you're not comfortable with accessing your iPhone settings, you can try using Siri to turn off the SOS mode. To do this, follow the steps below:

Note: If your iPhone is not responding to you or appears frozen, it may be experiencing a hardware problem. In that case, you should contact Apple support.

If you're not happy with the Apple support response or simply want to find an alternative, we recommend trying a third-party tool called Tenorshare ReiBoot. This software is renowned for its ability to fix almost any iOS problem without causing data loss. For more information, please visit the official Tenorshare ReiBoot website and download the program. Once it's installed, launch the program and select Standard Repair from the main interface.

David Sunnyside
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