An Apple upgrade is blamed for a wave of accidental 911 calls in Nebraska. So far this year 7,000 abandoned calls were placed.
The issue appears to be iPhones and/or Apple Watches making emergency calls when they’re being handled by technicians.
This is a great new feature, stymied by conflicting and confusing instructions for use that, strangely enough, vary depending on which model of iPhone you have.
If the police ever try to force you to unlock your iPhone, you can temporarily disable TouchID in iOS 11. Of course, that won’t stop them from getting a search warrant, but that is part of the lawful process anyway.
If Apple hasn’t implemented it yet, there may be a reason behind its decision.
You can quickly notify emergency services and your loved ones when things go wrong.
Apple Watch’s Emergency SOS has saved another life. 9To5Mac reports that Casey Bennett, a college student in Maryland, was driving to class earlier this month. Another driver hit his Jeep, and Casey flipped over. His iPhone dropped out of reach, but he had an Apple Watch. Andrew Orr tells us what happened.