Yesterday we schooled that iPhones don’t have an FM chip inside them Apple can use to capacitate radio accepting on a smartphones, though there are several ways mobile iOS handsets can save your bacon when disaster strikes.
Apple yesterday responded to calls that it should capacitate a FM radio chip a FTC pronounced existed in iPhones.
The idea was that those who can’t get to a car with a functioning radio, or who had mislaid all their security due to disaster competence be means to entrance FM frequencies on their iPhone to assistance them survive.
Unfortunately, a not possible. Apple’s worldwide selling VP, Philip Schiller wrote:
“It is not possible. iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips in them nor do they have antennas designed to support FM signals.”
Griffin Technology during one time made a Griffin Navigate FM radio for iPods and iPhones, though a product has given been discontinued.
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Perhaps there is an event to emanate a Lightning-based FM receiver dongle? Perhaps not.
Responding to a furore, Apple said:
“Apple cares deeply about a reserve of a users, generally during times of predicament and that’s because we have engineered complicated reserve solutions into a products.”
Here are some of a ways your iPhone competence assistance save your life:
How to dial Emergency services
You can dial puncture services from any iPhone. You do not need to clear a device. On a close shade daub a Emergency symbol to entrance a puncture calls dialler where we can dial 911.
New in iOS 11, Emergency SOS lets we discreetly call for help. You entrance it as follows:
- On comparison iPhones, press a symbol on a right of a device fast 5 times
- On a iPhone 8/Plus/X only press and reason he Side symbol while also holding a volume button.
Ask Siri to dial
If we have Siri activated on your iPhone we can ask Siri to dial puncture services. This is a good approach to get assistance if we don’t wish to confuse yourself with a iPhone, or need to keep both hands giveaway to understanding with a dangerous conditions or only can’t use your hands. When we ask Siri to dial for assistance it will give we a few seconds to change your mind in box it’s a fake alarm.
Set-up Medical ID
Medical ID lets iPhone users place potentially life-saving information in a place on their iPhone that can be accessed by puncture services, even if a iPhone user is unconscious. The information could embody medical allergies, life-threatening conditions, blood form and so on.
To supplement or change a information hold in Medical ID, open a Health app and daub Medical ID during a bottom right of a screen. You contingency afterwards daub Edit to see all a accessible options. By default, a app contains your name, though we can supplement information such as puncture contacts, blood type, and organ donor information.
Accessing Medical ID
To get to Medical ID only daub Emergency on a close shade and afterwards select Medical ID in a puncture dialler. iOS 11 also lets we also entrance Medical ID when we daub five times rapidly on a singular side button.
Find my Friends/Share Location
If we have a crony we trust, cruise pity your plcae with them on a permanent basis, possibly by selecting an iMessage from them, drumming a we symbol and selecting Share my Location, or by pity plcae around Find my Friends. You should positively do this if we have allege warning of an emergency. Why? Because when a networks destroy your contacts will be shown your final famous location, that competence assistance puncture services find we if we are in need of help.
Government puncture notifications
In a U.S., iPhones can accept a following puncture and AMBER alerts:
- Alerts released by a President or supervision agencies
- Alerts involving approaching threats to reserve or life
- AMBER alerts
- Alerts for impassioned continue conditions
The inclination also accept identical alerts in Japan.
These alerts are tranquil in SettingsNotifications where we should corkscrew down to a bottom of a shade to strech Government Alerts. Here we can capacitate or invalidate warning types.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
To assistance forestall dreaming drivers carrying nonessential accidents, iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving will ask that we capacitate it a initial time it senses we driving. You can also capacitate it in SettingsControl CenterCustomize Controls and daub a immature and symbol to make it seem in Control Center. When this underline is active we won’t accept calls or messages, though will accept puncture notifications. You can select to accept calls from comparison contacts.
Apps for emergencies
A preference of apps we competence wish to download to your device that competence be useful in an emergency.
This app provides we with a panic symbol which, when pressed, will send puncture services and your choice of contacts SMS and Push notifications to let them know where we are.
This useful app could yield we with some of a skills we need to hoop a life or genocide puncture conditions – even if we can’t get online.
The app will assistance we find a closest medical help. It also offers recommendation on symptoms and how to hoop certain medical emergencies.
This app is designed for those who know they have suicidal thoughts. The app provides them with 3 contacts to warning if they feel during risk, coping strategies and self-help tools.
Originally designed for college students, this app lets we warning adult to 6 friends if we need help. It’s unimportant and lets we ask 3 forms of assistance in dual taps: Come and get me, call me we need an stop and an ‘I need to talk’ text. (bSafe is a identical app).
There are countless apps accessible on a App Store that offer these and other potentially life-saving tools, information and features. Do we have any emergency-focused iPhone apps we like to use?
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