Apple devices accidentally sending emergency SOS alerts

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San Francisco: Apple users have been complaining about their devices accidentally sending emergency SOS alerts to the police when worn or used in a wrong way, the media reported.

“If you sleep on your Apple Watch the wrong way, you might get a wake-up call from the police. That’s what happened to Jason Rowley, who tweeted about the incident earlier this week. It’s a problem for iPhones too, since the same alert can be triggered through the side button,” The Verge reported late on Sunday.

“Using his watch as a sleep tracker, he ended up holding down the crown button to trigger an emergency call to the police, who showed up in his bedroom at 1 a.m.,” the report added.

The man reportedly said that the police were friendly and helpful and “accustomed to WatchOS misdials” like this.

The feature is called “Emergency SOS” which was rolled out as part of WatchOS 4 and iOS 11 OS.

San Francisco: Apple users have been complaining about their devices accidentally sending emergency SOS alerts to the police when worn or used in a wrong way, the media reported.

“If you sleep on your Apple Watch the wrong way, you might get a wake-up call from the police. That’s what happened to Jason Rowley, who tweeted about the incident earlier this week. It’s a problem for iPhones too, since the same alert can be triggered through the side button,” The Verge reported late on Sunday.

 “Using his watch as a sleep tracker, he ended up holding down the crown button to trigger an emergency call to the police, who showed up in his bedroom at 1 a.m.,” the report added.

The man reportedly said that the police were friendly and helpful and “accustomed to WatchOS misdials” like this.

The feature is called “Emergency SOS” which was rolled out as part of WatchOS 4 and iOS 11 OS.

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