The Apple Watch has been called a life-saver many times, but another Apple product saved a man’s life this time. Skiing on a Swiss mountain by himself, Tim Blakey, 41, was having a lot of fun! Everything was going well until he fell 15 feet into a hidden crevice in the mountains.
This is how it worked: He fell on a shaky snow bridge, which kept him floating and kept him from sliding down the gorge. Blakey had nothing with him that could save him but an iPhone that had only 3% battery life.
Tim Blakey wrote about his experience on Instagram. He said he was 16 feet below the ice, but he could still get a 3G signal. His iPhone had only 3% battery life left, and water was constantly dripping on the screen, so he had to keep it charged.
On the other hand, the iPhone played a significant role in saving his life. As he waited on the ice, he thanked Apple for the side button that lets him call for help in five clicks. “Thank you for giving me a 3G connection and 3% battery when I was five metres below the ice,” he said.
If you don’t know how to use your iPhone’s emergency services, now is the time to learn. When you call SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the emergency number in your area. Make a phone call:-
- When the Emergency SOS slider shows up on your screen, press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time to send a text message.
- You must then move the Emergency SOS slider to call for help after the slider shows up. A countdown can start instead of moving the slider. You’ll hear a beep if you keep holding down both the side and volume buttons. If you keep the buttons down until the timer runs out, your iPhone will automatically call 911.
- Apple iPhones with iOS 8 or later can use these options, but not iPhones with iOS 7. When you make an SOS call, your iPhone sends a text message to your emergency contacts with your location. If you don’t want this to happen, you can cancel it. As long as you don’t have location services turned on, your phone will turn them on for a short amount of time. If your location changes, your friends and family will be notified. You will get a notification about 10 minutes later.