Apple's Emergency SOS via Satellite feature now available in New Zealand and Australia
The Emergency SOS via satellite feature is exclusive to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
The feature allows users to contact emergency services via satellite when Wi-Fi or cellular access is unavailable.
The feature is activated automatically if a user attempts to call 000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
The feature is free for two years after the activation of iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro.
The feature was launched last year in the US and Canada, then came to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK shortly afterwards.
The feature is activated by a long press on the power and volume buttons, or rapidly pressing the power button five times.
The interface guides users on the best direction to point their iPhone for the best signal.
Users can also use the Find My app to share their location with people via satellite.
Another safety feature launched in the iPhone 14 range was car crash detection, which can work in conjunction with Emergency SOS via satellite.
Users can try a demo of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature by going to Settings, tapping Emergency SOS, and tapping Try Demo