What to Do When iPhone Stuck on Emergency SOS

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 23 December, 2020

Summary

You can turn off Emergency SOS from iPhone settings, but when iPhone stuck in SOS mode and won't restore after force-restart by holding on the power button for a few seconds, to rescue all data in iPhone, EelPhone OSFixit is the best method you can use so far.


When you're under dangerous, you can use the iPhone Emergency SOS mode to call your Emergency contact by entering the Emergency SOS mode, this is one help tool when women get into an attempted assault, so it's better to enable the Emergency SOS when you got one new iPhone.

But after the Emergency SOS call, iPhone won't restore and stuck on Emergency SOS, or when you want to use the Emergency SOS call, Emergency SOS slider frozen and won't call Emergency services, get the effective method to fix it from this article.

Part 1: What Does iPhone Emergency SOS Mean


iPhone Emergency SOS is another protection for iPhone users, when they get into a dangerous situation and don't have the chance to call someone directly, they should hold on the side button and one power button to get iPhone into Emergency SOS mode, slide the Emergency SOS to call your Emergency contact.

Once slid the Emergency SOS, the iPhone will call your Emergency contact immediately and will send the location information to him after the calling. Most importantly, if you changed the location after the Emergency call, the contact will also receive the location movement text.

For iPhone users, especially for women, it's better to enable the Emergency SOS on iPhone, it's one good self-help way when you're in a dangerous situation.

Or when you're locked out iPhone, use the Emergency calling feature to seek help from Emergency contact.

Part 2: How to Use the Emergency SOS on iPhone


Emergency SOS feature is available, it's the feature which was enabled on all iPhone and you can't disable the Emergency SOS mode.

Note: But you can turn off the Emergency SOS auto-call feature, get the steps from the third part.

Select a suitable method to make Emergency SOS call in a dangerous situation:

For iPhone 8 or later
Press and hold on two buttons: power button and one volume button(volume down or volume up button is OK). When the Emergency SOS slider appears on iPhone, drag the Emergency SOS slider to the right side, the iPhone will call Emergency contact immediately.
If you can't drag the Emergency SOS slider, keep holding on the power and the volume buttons even when the Emergency SOS slider appears, the iPhone will call the Emergency contact automatically after the countdown and an alert sounds.

For iPhone 7 or earlier
Tap on the power button for 5 times(the power button is at the side or the top of the iPhone), the Emergency SOS slider will appear on iPhone, drag the slider to the right side to make an Emergency call. Note: But for iPhone users in India, only three times of tapping on the power button, the iPhone will call the Emergency contact automatically.

More: After the Emergency call, the Emergency contact will receive the location text sent by iPhone even the location service was turned off.

Don't forget to use the Emergency SOS feature on iPhone when you get into dangerous situation.

Part 3: How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on iPhone


From the second part, you know that you can make the Emergency call by dragging teh Emergency SOS slider to the right side, the iPhone can also make the Emergency call automatically after longtime holding of the buttons on iPhone. In the case that you want to turn off the auto-call of Emergency SOS on iPhone, just follow the steps below:

Open iPhone, go to Settings on iPhone, from the Emergency SOS settings, turn of the Auto-call feature.
It's also the steps to turn on the auto-call of Emergency SOS.

Part 4: iPhone Stuck on Emergency SOS Fixed Without Losing Data


iPhone freeze on the Emergency SOS mode and won't go on when you drag the Emergency SOS slider to the right side. For iOS system problem which makes the Emergency SOS mode frozen, EelPhone OSFixit can fix it without any data loss with the standard mode, but if the iOS system was damaged severely, the advanced mode on the tool can repair it also.


Step 1: Download the EelPhone OSFixit on computer, from the home page of the tool, only the standard mode can fix iPhone stuck on Emergency mode without losing data, use it at the first of.
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Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer, the tool will scan out the iPhone automatically, and the exact iOS version will be presented, check the iOS version before clicking on the Start button.
iphone stuck on emergency sos

Step 3: With the help of the iPSW data package, the tool can fix the iPhone stuck on Emergency SOS issue without losing data.
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Step 4: When the iPSW data package was unpacked with success, just click on Repair Now to repair iPhone system problem.
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After several clicks, now what you need to do is waiting and keeping the connection between iPhone and the tool. If the standard mode can't fix iPhone stuck on Emergency SOS mode, return to the advanced mode, the same steps as standard mode but will erase all data in iPhone.


Part 5: Free Method to Fix iPhone Emergency SOS Mode Frozen Issue


For some iPhone users, they prefer to use the free method to fix iPhone stuck on Emergency SOS mode, iTunes is one choice which can fix the issue for free.

Note: It's a little difficult to connect iPhone to iTunes when iPhone stuck on Emergency SOS mode, and one more important, all data in iPhone will be erased. Considering before using this method.

Step 1: Try to power off iPhone, then hold on the power and the home button(volume button is the home button is unavailable) at the same time.
Step 2: You should release the buttons when the “connect to iTunes” logo appears on iPhone, it's time to plug iPhone to computer.
Step 3: Launch iTunes on computer, when pops the window on iTunes, it means that you've connected iPhone to iTunes with success. Click on Restore button to fix iPhone stuck on Emergency SOS mode.
iphone stuck on emergency sos

The restoration process takes a few minutes, so keep connection during the restoration process, all data in iPhone will be erased, restore from the backup file after the process. Get a suitable method to fix iPhone stuck in SOS mode, and use the SOS mode in the right way.