How to Keep Your iPhone and Apple Watch from Accidentally Dialing Emergency SOS

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An Apple Watch or iPhone that keeps unintentionally dialing 9-1-1 isn’t just annoying, it could actually turn out to be a problem for local authorities.

In some extreme cases, accidental butt-dials to 9-1-1 can gum up emergency services in an area. We’ve seen that with devices accidentally triggering in a repair facility. But what if your own device is doing it at home?

That’s what happened to one Redditor who reports that their Apple Watch keeps sending Emergency SOS messages to their emergency contacts.

According to the user, the phone will send an Emergency SOS when it isn’t being handled — such as when it’s on a table or in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

The Redditor contacted Apple Support, who only said that they should remove the case from their iPhone to see if it resolves the issue. And so, if this is happening to you, we recommend removing it to see it resolves the issue.

But with that being said, you can also make Emergency SOS a bit harder to trigger accidentally.

Emergency SOS on iPhone

There are a couple of different ways to trigger Emergency SOS on iPhones, and you can tweak them to your liking. Just head to..

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