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miniwave t1_itkpfiv wrote

For the less-serious hiker the iPhone 14 has a satellite SOS feature. Can’t call but can send an SMS.


YouWantAPieceOfMe t1_itkyr0j wrote

Important note that it’s not active yet. Should be next month IIRC.


Jlsajdfowjqfpoiwfi t1_itl4x5g wrote

The little SOS icon pops up on my phone when I’m in the mountains already. It’s not activated yet?


YouWantAPieceOfMe t1_itlb2ia wrote

On their website it still says "Available in November":

The SOS icon means it can't reach your cell network, but it can reach A network to make emergency calls. Well, to be clear in my quick search it's not clear that it means it can reach a network, more simply that your network isn't available - but you can still try to make an emergency call.


Jlsajdfowjqfpoiwfi t1_itlb8x0 wrote

Ah I see. Thanks for the info. That’s actually really misleading by Apple lol

I definitely thought I had the feature already


parsifal t1_itkzxwm wrote

(Launching by the end of this year and requires a software update. An awesome feature I’m thankful for.)