Vital iPhone Features You Need to Enable TODAY – Don’t Wait

These days, IPHONES are handhelds, taking on the roles of calendar, map, web browser, social meeting place and more.

But did you know that your expensive device can also save your life? Here are three ways your iPhone acts as your personal safety net.


Security Control lets you review and change who has access to things like your location, photos and more

Security controle

Security Check is a new feature introduced to the iPhone with the release of the iOS 16 software update this week.

According to Apple, it’s for “anyone concerned about or experiencing abuse, harassment, or harassment using technology.”

Abusive partners, friends or family members have been known to use victims’ iPhones to keep tabs on them.

For example, they can track them by sharing various apps and features like photos, calendars, and locations, among others.

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The Security Check is a way to “sever digital ties with those you no longer want to be connected to,” says Apple.

Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Security Control. You will see two features: Emergency reset and Manage sharing and access.

The emergency reset offers a way to immediately cut off access to your accounts. You may be asked for your Face ID or passcode to access it.

Managing Sharing and Access provides a way to do a more thoughtful analysis of who has access to what on your device.

Share estimated time of arrival

Activating Share ETA before rides is a great way to help you stay safe.

ETA stands for Estimated Time of Arrival, which means this feature aims to improve the safety of your journeys.

Turning it on will send your friends or family a real-time tracker of your iPhone location.

And they’ll even be able to see your route, revealing if you’ve strayed from the quickest way home.

Open your Apple Maps app on a running iPhone iOS 13 or later.

Then start a trip by choosing a destination and tapping Route, then Go.

Now open the menu at the bottom by tapping the arrow in the lower right corner.

Then select Share ETA, which should be the second option in the menu.

You can then share your location with recent contacts, and even several people at the same time.

If the recipient you have chosen is not in the recent list, you can tap Contacts to search for a specific person.

Then tap the person to start sharing.

You will be able to see an alert at the bottom of the screen reminding you that you are sharing your location – and how many people you are reporting live to.

You can tap a person’s icon to stop sharing their location with them.

Setting up emergency contacts on your iPhone is a must.

iPhone has an Emergency SOS feature that allows you to quickly call emergency services.

But you can also add emergency contacts.

Once an emergency call is completed, your iPhone then alerts those emergency contacts with a text message – although this can be canceled if you prefer.

iPhone will send your current location to your emergency contacts.

And contacts will also receive updates if your location changes.

To set up emergency contacts, go to the Health app, then tap your profile picture.

Tap Medical ID, then Edit, then scroll down to Emergency Contacts.

You can then activate Emergency SOS using the “five clicks” trick.

How to activate Emergency SOS

There are two ways to activate the emergency SOS functions.

Press the side or top button five times to raise the Emergency SOS slider.

Alternatively on a iPhone 8 or later, press and hold the side button and a volume button until the slider appears.

Then drag the emergency slider to start the call.

You can choose how you want to call by going to Settings > Emergency SOS.

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“If you continue to hold down the side button and the volume button, instead of dragging the slider, a countdown will begin and an alert will sound,” Apple explained.

“If you hold down the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone will automatically call emergency services.”

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