Apple will make SOS satellite emergency function available in Benelux later this month

Apple is making the so-called Emergency SOS function for the iPhone 14 phones available in a series of new countries and the function will also be released in the Benelux later this month. With this service, users can contact emergency services, even when there is no coverage or WiFi.

In a announcement in which Apple presents a yellow version of the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, reports the company said the SOS emergency notification feature is currently already available in Canada, Germany, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States and that the Benelux, Italy, Austria and Portugal will be added “later this month”.

The service is free to use for the first two years after activating a new iPhone 14 phone. The SOS function allows users in the listed countries to send messages to emergency services via satellite communication. This means they can also reach emergency numbers when there is no WiFi connection or mobile coverage available. The service also lets users share their location with contacts through the Find My app.