New iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite feature saves man in Alaska

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Emergency SOS via Satellite

After becoming stranded in a remote area of Alaska, a man used the new iPhone 14 SOS feature to call for help.

The man, traveling from Noorvik to Kotzebue on a snowmobile, became stranded on December 1 around 2:00 am.

Fortunately, he could use his iPhone 14 to send an SOS via satellite, alerting Alaska State Troopers to his location.

Working with local search and rescue teams, the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator dispatched four search volunteers to the GPS coordinates provided by the Apple Emergency Response Center.

When activated, users are asked a series of questions to classify the kind of emergency, along with other important details that are combined into a compact message, similar to a text.


Josh is a Staff Writer at Geeker. He has close to a decade of experience covering consumer technology and previously worked as a News Editor at XDA Developers. Josh loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has written thousands of articles, hundreds of tutorials, and dozens of reviews.

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