How to Turn Off SOS Only on iPhone

March 31, 2024
David Sunnyside

Many iPhone users have been getting frustrated with their phones showing SOS or SOS only on the status bar. This feature is designed to let you call emergency services or send satellite alerts if the phone loses its connection to cellular networks. The problem is that sometimes it seems to get stuck in this mode even though a normal cellular signal is available and you can still use your phone normally (though it may not work as well). If your iPhone is showing SOS or SOS only, there are some quick fixes you can try.

Start with restarting your device: This is one of the easiest solutions and can often fix the issue of SOS mode. You can also try moving to a different location where you have better cellular coverage. If that doesn’t help, you can try enabling Airplane Mode and leaving it on for a few minutes. This should also reset your phone’s network settings and allow it to reconnect. You can also try switching cellular data on and off, as this has been shown to be an effective solution for many people.

If none of these work, it might be time to try some more advanced troubleshooting methods. You can use apps like Downdetector to check if your cellular carrier has any widespread outages that could be causing your iPhone to display SOS. Another option is to use a third-party repair tool like WooTechy iPhixer. This all-in-one program is designed to address various issues and restore iPhones back to their normal functions, with a very high success rate.

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