Apple iOS 16.1 will include the “Emergency SOS via Satellite” feature.

New Delhi: Cupertino giant Apple has released iOS 16.1 beta 3 to developers. With this feature, users will be able to see how Emergency SOS works via satellite without having to go to a remote area without Wi-Fi or cellular signal, reports 9to5Mac.

Apple is also gearing up to show off a demo of its Emergency SOS feature via satellite with iOS 16.1 release for iPhone 14 users.

The iOS 16.1 update will include a “Satellite Connection Demo” so that users can try out the satellite connection without actually calling 911.

The update to Emergency SOS via satellite is expected to be released to the public in October, and satellite features will be available in November. However, the exact timeframe for the update remains unknown to users.

The “Satellite Link Demo” can be accessed at any time via the Emergency SOS menu in the Settings app once it becomes available. Users must ensure they are outside with a clear view of the sky to establish a satellite connection.

The iOS 16.1 update also has a Clean energy charging option, API for live activitiesearly support for Material protocol and the option to delete the Wallet app.

Emergency SOS via satellite combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, allowing emergency services to be messaged when you’re out of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

According to Apple, Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years.

(With IANS inputs)

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