A woman managed to get help from the police when a man tried to sexually assault her after using the emergency SOS feature on her iPhone. It triggered the functionality during the attack on Virginia Beach, Virginia, AppleInsider reported and the attacker fled when the officers arrived.
“I get my phone and I turn around and try to run away and it just comes from behind me, attacks me, grabs my face, covers my mouth,” said the woman. “I try to cry out for help, [he] attack me on the ground – it’s like pushing my face to the ground – and now, because I screamed, he squeezes my mouth even more trying to stifle the noise I make. Fortunately, Emergency SOS was activated on the woman’s iPhone, allowing her to automatically dial 911 without unlocking the device. In this case, a long press on the power button and the volume down button triggered the function. The emergency SOS can also be called up by pressing the power button five times quickly. The police were directed to his home by a dispatcher who heard his cries for help.
: IPhone emergency SOS feature helped end attempted sexual assault