How to use Emergency SOS on Apple Watch

Similar to an iPhone, watchOS also comes with an Emergency SOS feature. Emergency SOS on Apple Watch automatically calls local emergency services and shares your location with them. It also sends a text message of your current location to your emergency contacts.

It has proven to be a very helpful feature for Apple Watch owners stuck in a number of life-threatening situations. Every second counts when you are faced with an emergency and being able to contact emergency services straight from your wrist could help ensure your safety.

How to use Emergency SOS on Apple Watch

Learn how to use Emergency SOS on Apple Watch

To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch that does not feature cellular connectivity, your iPhone needs to be nearby. If not, your Apple Watch must be connected to a known Wi-Fi network.

  1. Press and hold the Watch’s side button (the button below the Digital Crown) until the Emergency SOS slider appears. Emergency SOS Apple Watch
  2. Next, drag the Emergency SOS slider to start the call immediately. You can also keep holding the side button until your Watch calls emergency services automatically.
    Emergency SOS Apple Watch

Learn how to use Emergency SOS on your iPhone here.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to use Emergency SOS on your Apple Watch. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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