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This Critical 911 Feature in iOS 12 Could Save Your Life

1 month ago   |   By Tom's Guide

Apple is working on a major overhaul to its iPhone's emergency services to track your location faster.
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IOS 12 will automatically share your location during 911 calls

IOS 12 will automatically share your location during 911 calls

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Apple is joining Google, Uber and others in providing accurate location data that could save your life in an emergency. The company has revealed that iOS 12 will automatically share your location with first responders dur...
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IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone's location with 911 centers

IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone's location with 911 centers

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Apple this morning announced a new feature in iOS 12 which will automatically share your location with first responders when U.S. users dial 911 using their iPhone. The move is meant to address the problems with dialing emergency services from a cell phone, where outdated infrastructure has made it difficult to obtain a mobile caller's location quickly and accurately, Apple says.
Approximately 80 percent of 911 calls come from cell phones, however, which is why it's critical to fix this system.
In 2015, Apple launched HELO , which would estimate a caller's location using GPS and Wi-Fi...
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IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone's location when you call 911

IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone's location when you call 911

1 month ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Despite having unveiled iOS 12 and detailed the software at WWDC 2018 earlier this month, Apple is still announcing new features for the update. On Monday, Apple said in a press release that iOS 12 users will be able to automatically share their location with first responders when they call 911 from their iPhone. This will allow emergency services to locate callers in an instant without the caller having to provide any information over the phone.
Apple claims that around 80% of 911 calls come from mobile devices, but the "outdated" infrastructure being used by first responders makes it...
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Apple's iOS 12 will automatically share location data with 911 responders - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

First responders should be able to arrive at the scene of emergencies more quickly.
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Apple to iPhone owners: 'iOS 12 will auto-share your location in 911 calls'

1 month ago   |   By ZDnet

Calling 911 from an iPhone will soon automatically share the device's location with 911 centers.
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Calling 911 from your iPhone? With iOS 12, Apple will send your precise location automatically

Calling 911 from your iPhone? With iOS 12, Apple will send your precise location automatically

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Both Android and iOS already offer Advanced Mobile Location services, sending the best geolocation your phone can muster to emergency services when you call the local number, yet Apple is taking things to the next level with iOS 12.
With the newest software update for your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple's partnership with the RapidSOS service will be embedded on a system level, and you won't need to download the adjacent app to send even more precise coordinates when you call 911. The service, as you could have guessed from the emergency number ...
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Apple iPhone SE 2 not coming, suggests case maker

Apple iPhone SE 2 not coming, suggests case maker

1 month ago   |   By Gizchina

Most of the iPhone SE 2 leaks that have come our way are either cases or CAD renders or even just concept makers. Olixar which is a case maker that is thought to be a trusted source for a number of flagship smartphone leaks last month revealed that it is starting production of iPhone SE
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Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

1 month ago   |   By Phys.org

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.
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IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone location during 911 calls

IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone location during 911 calls

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Apple has just announced a new iOS 12 feature for the US this fall: automatic location sharing with first responders when you dial 911 from your iPhone. The purpose of this added function is self-evident, as it aims to reduce emergency response times by streamlining the process of information gathering. Apple notes that approximately 80 percent of emergency calls in the United States are now made from a mobile device, however “outdated” infrastructure has made it difficult for 911 centers to quickly obtain a caller's location.
This iOS 12 change builds on Apple's Hybridized Emergency...
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Apple is making a small change to the way that iPhones call 911 that could 'dramatically improve public safety'

Apple is making a small change to the way that iPhones call 911 that could 'dramatically improve public safety'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Apple is making a change to the way iPhones call 911.
For users, nothing will change on the surface. But behind the scenes, your iPhone will provide location data from cell towers, GPS, and Wi-Fi to the 911 call center over a new internet-based path.
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said it could "dramatically improve public safety" in a statement.
Starting later this year, the way that iPhones reach contact 911 will subtly change in a way that could let emergency assistance find the caller faster and more easily.
Apple is teaming up with RapidSOS to include a new way to transfer location...
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