The latest version of the iPhone launched the satellite emergency SOS function, which allows you to send a message to rescuers if a problem occurs in an area without a network. The novelty, available in France since December, recently saved a park in the United States.
explained the woman to ABC7 Hiking the Canyon Falls Trail in California’s Angeles National Forest. His trail collapsed as he passed, causing him to fall and break his ankle. Due to the lack of network, I was able to contact the emergency services thanks to the emergency SOS function via satellite.
A video posted on Twitter shows the victim being airlifted. She was interviewed later, and we can see that she really doesn’t know this job. Fortunately, iOS directly offers to call emergency services via satellite if an emergency call fails to fall into a white zone.
This is the third iPhone-related rescue this year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. It is far from being the first: we’ve seen people pass by whose car has slid at the bottom of a ravine, others stranded between two Alaskan towns, rescued on a broken down boat … If you have a compatible iPhone, it’s possible to try the functionality from during the transition to settingsthe address SOS call.