iPhone and Apple Watch safety features
Learn how to use your iPhone and Apple Watch to get help in an emergency.
How to make an emergency voice call
Hold down two buttons on your iPhone
- Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons at the same time until the Emergency SOS slider appears.
- Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.
Hold down the side button on your Apple Watch
Use a locked iPhone in an emergency
If you're using someone else's iPhone, you can place an emergency call or view the owner's Medical ID without unlocking the phone. With the Lock screen showing, swipe up from the bottom edge of the iPhone or press the Home button. Tap Emergency, then make the call or tap Medical ID.
More safety features
Get automatic help with fall detection
Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 can help you make an emergency call if you've taken a hard fall. And if you can't move, your Apple Watch automatically calls emergency services, then sends a message with your location to your emergency contacts.
Set up your Medical ID for first responders
Emergency workers can view your critical medical information — such as allergies, medical conditions, and emergency contacts — without unlocking your iPhone or Apple Watch. Make sure that your information is accurate and up to date.
Calling from iPad or Mac
Get safety alerts
Your iPhone and Apple Watch notify you when an emergency, government, or public safety alert has been issued.