The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro got a life-saving feature last September. In an emergency is possible SOS emergency call via satellite to drop off If you need help but don’t have a WiFi or mobile phone connection, you can benefit from this feature. The possibility of communicating via satellite in principle would take communication with the iPhone to a new level. So far, however, there is only one other use case. On the current iPhones, one’s own location can be shared via satellite via the “Where is?” app. You can find out how to do this in this article.
Send location via satellite: Apple’s Find My app
Apple has with his “Where is?” network optimal use was made of the large number of registered iPhones and Apple devices. The associated app gives you the option of locating your own devices or those attached to objects AirTags to locate. They benefit from a widespread network, which spans all activated Apple devices worldwide using Low Energy Bluetooth. In addition, the location can be viewed by people who share it with you. Conversely, it is possible to share your own location – with the new iPhones even via satellite. This can come in handy especially when in an emergency no mobile network available is. In the open air and with the necessary patience, communication via satellite is promising. Telephoning or writing messages via satellite is not yet possible in everyday life. The features are a last resort when no other option is possible.
iPhone 14: This is how you send the location via satellite
In order to be able to send one’s own location via satellite, the complete absence of a mobile network is necessary. You also need an iPhone 14 or newer iOS 16 or newer. In the following you will find out how you can send your own location via satellite.
- Opens the app “Where is?”.
- Choose the rider I bottom right off.
- The middle of the three tiles is called My location via satellite.
Normally, if you have an active WiFi or cellular connection, the option as Not available displayed. tap her Further informationyou will find out what are the requirements for successfully sending your location via satellite.
Send location via satellite: Only in extreme emergencies
Even switching off WLAN and mobile communications does not trick the system. Anyone who can use a different connection will not be able to share their location via satellite. A demo version like the Emergency call SOS via satellite doesn’t exist here. It is to be hoped that we will all be spared a situation where we would have been waiting for emergency satellite communications. However, if the worst comes to the worst, it’s good to know that Apple has taken precautions. A little tip: You can tell that there is no WiFi or mobile phone connection at all by the fact that there is a symbol in the top right next to the notches a satellite icon appears instead of the usual reception bars.
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