How to Turn Off SOS on iPhone 14

March 11, 2024
David Sunnyside

Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature is a clever mix of tech and safety, making sure you can get help in an emergency. However, knowing its ins and outs is crucial for avoiding unexpected glitches, like your iPhone 14 constantly showing “SOS only”. And if you happen to encounter a problem, then you can fix it in a few easy steps.

First, make sure you’re in a place with good cellular coverage and that your device has the latest software update. Then, head to Settings and tap “Airplane mode.” This will disable your phone’s communication abilities, so it can stop sending the SOS signal. Let it stay in Airplane mode for a few seconds to fully disconnect, and then switch it back on again.

If you’re still in a spot with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, you can try turning off your iPhone’s cellular data. To do this, move to the Settings app and tap “Cellular.” Slide the Cellular Data switch to either turn it on or off, depending on your preference.

If the SOS feature continues to activate automatically even after you’ve turned off cellular data, you can try forcing the iPhone to restart. To do this, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the volume down button simultaneously. Release them once the Apple logo appears on screen. Lastly, you can also reset your network settings by entering Carrier Settings on your iPhone and selecting the option that says “Reset Network Settings.”

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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