iOS 16 sos top right - what does it mean?

In the latest update of the iOS operating system, version 16, users may have noticed a small icon in the top right corner of their device screen. This icon features the letters "SOS" within a circle, and it has left many users wondering about its meaning and purpose. In this post, we will shed light on the significance of this icon and explain what you need to know about it.

First, it's essential to understand that the "SOS" icon appears when the Emergency SOS feature is enabled on your iOS device. This feature is designed to help you quickly access emergency services and share your location with trusted contacts in case of an emergency. To activate the Emergency SOS feature on your iOS device, go to Settings > Emergency SOS on your device and toggle the feature on.

Once you have enabled Emergency SOS, the "SOS" icon will appear in the top right corner of your device screen whenever you enter Emergency SOS mode. This can happen in the following situations:

  1. You press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons on your device until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
  2. You rapidly press the side button five times to activate the Emergency SOS slider.
  3. Your iPhone detects that you are in a car accident, and the device's accelerometer and gyroscope sensors detect the impact.

It's worth noting that entering Emergency SOS mode will automatically call emergency services in your area and share your location with them. If you have added emergency contacts to your device, they will also receive a message containing your location and a message letting them know that you have called emergency services.

In summary, the "SOS" icon that appears in the top right corner of your iOS 16 device indicates that the Emergency SOS feature is enabled and that you are in Emergency SOS mode. If you ever need to call emergency services quickly, this feature will come in handy, and you can rest assured knowing that your loved ones will be alerted to your situation.

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