Apple released the second Beta version of the iOS 16.3 update, which is expected to be released yesterday. In the iOS 16.3 Beta 2 update, there is a change for the way the Emergency SOS feature is used. So what is this change? Let’s take a look at the details of the news together.
Emergency SOS usage changes in iOS 16.3 Beta 2 update
Emergency SOS feature is activated by pressing and holding any of the power and volume keys simultaneously on iPhones. If iPhone users keep these keys pressed, the slider opens and if they are still pressed, the countdown begins with the alarm sound. When this countdown is over, the phone calls the emergency service of the country where it is located.
In the iOS 16.3 Beta 2 update, the way it works for Emergency SOS is slightly different. After holding down the power and volume keys in the new update left the countdownotherwise the iPhone will call the emergency services.
The iPhone currently making a call after counting down is called “Call by Hold”. The search in the new iOS Beta update was called “Hold and Drop Search”. The explanation of the Hold and Call by Drop feature is as follows:
“If you hold down the side button and one of the volume buttons continuously, a countdown starts and an alarm sounds. If you release the buttons after the countdown, iPhone will call emergency services.”
The following explanation is available for the Call by Hold feature:
If you hold down the side and volume buttons, the Emergency SOS slider appears. If you continue to hold them, a countdown will start and a beep will sound. When the countdown is over, iPhone calls emergency services.
What do you, our readers, think about this issue? How do you find the use of the new Emergency SOS that Apple is testing in the iOS 16.3 Beta 2 update for iPhones? You can express your views in the Comments section.