On December 13, Apple is Expected to Expand Emergency SOS Via Satellite to The UK

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Apple could expand the Emergency SOS via Satellite and Find Me via satellite functionality to the United Kingdom as soon as next week, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors. Emergency services personnel in the country have been told that calls from the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be routed to local emergency services facilities starting on Tuesday, December 13.

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Last month, Emergency SOS via Satellite was launched in the US and Canada. Apple announced at the time that it would enter the UK, Ireland, France, and Germany in December. Although Apple did not provide a precise date, the December 13 date the UK source told us to expect makes sense. Although unclear, the expansion will also cover France, Germany, and Ireland. This could also be the day that iOS 16.2 is released.

Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature is available to all iPhone 14 users running iOS 16.1 in supported countries and is free for two years. It is designed to allow iPhone users to make emergency calls using satellite connectivity outdoors when no cellular or WiFi connection is available.

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Satellite connectivity can also update a ‌Find My‌ location without WiFi or cellular connectivity through the ‌Find My‌ app.

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