With iOS 10.2 installed on your iPhone, you can easily call Emergency SOS just by clicking the sleep/wake button three times quickly. Once activated, your iPhone will play a warning sound with a three second of countdown during which you have the option to stop the emergency services.

But, if you often activate Emergency SOS by mistake or are concerned that someone might play fool with this feature using your iPhone, then you have the option to disable it. Follow this quick guide to use it perfectly on your iPhone running iOS 10.2.

How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 10.2

How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 10.2

How to Stop Emergency Call in iOS 10.2 on iPhone

Currently, iOS 10.2 is in beta. As it’s available both in the developer and public beta, you can easily install it on your device.

Step #1. Supposing you have accidentally triple-clicked the Sleep/Wake button of your device and Emergency SOS has been activated.

Triple clicked the Sleep or Wake button of your device

Step #2. Tap on the Stop button (X) at the bottom. Then, tap on Stop Calling.

Tap on the Stop button X. Then, tap on Stop Calling

You can increase the click times to five. It can help you avoid triggering this feature by mistake.

Under Click Sleep/Wake, select Five Times.

click On or Off button five times to activate this feature

Now, you will have to click On/Off button five times to activate this feature.

How to Turn off Emergency SOS on iPhone

Step #1. Open Settings app → General.

Open Settings app then tap on General

Step #2. Tap on Emergency SOS.

Tap on Emergency SOS

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Click Sleep/Wake to Auto Call.

Turn off the switch next to Click Sleep

How to Turn off the countdown sound on iPhone

Your device plays warning sound when Emergency SOS is counting down to call emergency services. If you dislike this blaring sound, you have the option to stop it.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General.

Step #2. Tap on Emergency SOS.

Step #3. Toggle off Countdown Sound switch.

Toggle off Countdown Sound switch

That’s all!

This emergency feature is very helpful. The best thing about it is that you can trigger it with ease. It’s yet another feature that has been taken from watchOS. My favorite feature that has arrived from Apple Watch to iPhone is Digital Touch.

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