How to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

An Apple Watch or iPhone that inadvertently keeps calling 9-1-1 is not only annoying, but can also be a problem for local authorities.

In some extreme cases, occasional 9-1-1 calls may destroy the emergency services in an area. We saw it with devices that were accidentally activated in a repair shop. But what if your own device works at home?

This is what happened to a Redditor who reports that his Apple Watch continues to send SOS messages to his emergency contacts.

According to the user, the telephone will send an emergency SOS when it is not being handled, for example when it is on a table or in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

The Redditor contacted Apple Support, who only told them to remove the cover from their iPhone to see if the problem solved. And so, if this happens to you, we recommend that you remove it to see that it solves the problem.

But having said that, you can also make the emergency SOS a bit harder to accidentally activate.

Disable emergency SOS on iPhone

There are several ways to activate Emergency SOS on iPhones and you can change it as desired. Go to

  1. settings
  2. SOS for emergencies
  3. Switch the switch next to the off Call the side button.

When this parameter is activated, pressing the side button five times quickly activates functionality – something that is easy to do for a poorly tuned case.

If you encounter problems, we recommend that you turn them off. You can still make SOS emergency calls via conservation some buttons.

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Disable Emergency SOS on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is also a notorious SOS dialer for emergencies because of the Hold Side Button button setting.

Sometimes, depending on how you wear your watch, your wrist may accidentally activate the setting.

  1. Just open the View the application on your iPhone.
  2. Go direction SOS for emergencies.
  3. Switch off the switch next to Hold down the side button.
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If all else fails …

If none of these adjustments work for you, this may be due to an error in recent versions of iOS (as the original Redditor had thought). In these cases, you may need to resolve the issue only until Apple provides a solution.

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