Apple’s iPhone 14 Users Surprised with Free Year of Emergency SOS via Satellite

What you should know

  • Emergency SOS via satellite feature introduced with iPhone 14 series
  • Extension of the feature for an extra free year exclusively for existing iPhone 14 users
  • Countless stories highlight the importance of the feature in saving lives globally
  • Future pricing for Emergency SOS via satellite remains uncertain

Full Story

Apple‘s iPhone 14 series debuted a groundbreaking feature last year — Emergency SOS via satellite, a potentially life-saving tool in dangerous situations. Recently, a woman and her dog were rescued from a flash flood, showcasing the effectiveness of this feature. Excitingly, Apple has announced an extension of Emergency SOS via satellite for an extra free year, exclusively for existing iPhone 14 users, in celebration of its one-year anniversary in the US and Canada.

Emergency SOS via satellite enables users to reach emergency services via text even when cellular or Wi-Fi coverage is unavailable, with countless success stories highlighting its significance. Apple’s VP of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing, Kaiann Drance, stresses the feature’s global impact, emphasizing the importance of being able to connect with emergency responders when traditional means of communication are inaccessible.

Originally, 2 years of coverage for the purchase of an iPhone 14 were promised, but Apple has now sweetened the deal with an additional 12 months. Free coverage for the iPhone 14 series will begin to expire from September 2025 depending on the purchase and activation date. As for the future, Apple’s pricing for Emergency SOS via satellite remains unknown, with speculation about potential subscription fees in the works.

While the hope is that you’ll never have to utilize the Emergency SOS feature, it’s wise to be informed, so be sure to check our dedicated piece on Emergency SOS via satellite for more information on what it is and how it works.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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