How to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

An Apple Watch or iPhone that continues to dial 9-1-1 unintentionally is not only annoying, but can also be a problem for local authorities.

In some extreme cases, accidental 9-1-1 calls can ruin emergency services in an area. We saw this with accidentally powered devices in a workshop. But what if your own device does it at home?

That's what happened with a Redditor who reports that his Apple Watch continues to send SOS emergency messages to his emergency contacts.

According to the user, the phone will send an emergency SOS when it is not handled, such as when it is on a table or in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

Redditor contacted Apple support, who just said they should remove the case from the iPhone to see if that solves the problem. And so if this happens to you, we recommend that you delete it to see if it solves the problem.

But that said, you can also make emergency SOS a little harder to accidentally trigger.

Disable Emergency SOS on iPhone

There are several ways to trigger emergency SOS on iPhones, and you can change them to your liking. Drive to

  1. settings
  2. Emergency sos
  3. Turn off the toggle next to the Turn on with the side switch.

When this parameter is activated, five quick taps on the side button will trigger the functionality – something easy to do for a badly fitted case.

If you have a problem, we recommend turning it off. You can still make emergency SOS calls. keeping some buttons

Disable Emergency SOS on Apple Watch

Apple Watch is also a notorious emergency SOS dialer due to its Hold Side button configuration.

Sometimes, depending on how you wear the watch, your wrist may accidentally trigger the setting.

  1. Just open the Watch the app on your iPhone.
  2. Head toward Emergency sos.
  3. Turn off toggle next to Hold the side button.

If all else fails…

If none of these tweaks work for you, it could be the result of an error in recent versions of iOS (as the original Redditor had theorized). In such cases, you may need to correct the problem until Apple issues a fix.

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