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SCSO Warns of new Iphone update that can cause accidental 9-1-1 dials

SCSO Warns of new Iphone update that can cause accidental 9-1-1 dials   June 24th, 2021 2:13 pm  

Do you have an IPhone? Are you getting calls from dispatch saying you dialed 911? Did you know there is a new setting in the iPhone that will call 911 when you push the side buttons? This happens when you put your phone in the cup holder of your car, in your pocket, in your purse, when running and you try to turn up the volume, and many more inadvertent times. Dispatch is getting more than ten -911- accidental calls a day. Did you know this can be stopped by changing a setting in your iPhone? 1. Go into your settings. Scroll down to “EmergencySOS” 2. Turn off the setting that will call 911 with Side Button. This will save you time and save dispatch from trying to find you. #iphone911 #abandoned911 #accidental911