Apple started rolling out iOS 11.3 to users yesterday, adding some nifty new features. Part of the new features here are battery insights, new Animojis and an update to ARKit. But a lesser known feature is called “Advanced Mobile Location”, that shares your location with emergency services when someone calls. The feature is currently available in the US and will be coming to users in the UK, New Zealand, Belgium, Lithuania and Sweden.
Apple's new roll out iOS 11.3 lesser known feature “Advanced Mobile Location”, shares your location with emergency services when someone calls.
With this feature, your iPhone will automatically unveil the GPS and Wi-Fi services on your phone when an emergency number is called from it. It then sends a text with your exact location to emergency responders. The feature is also supported on any Android smartphone running on Gingerbread OS and above.
Apple already has some shortcuts and emergency services on its devices. You can use the power key to make automatic calls to emergency numbers. It also allows users to choose their own emergency contacts, allowing you to alert them through an SOS message whenever needed. The user’s location will also be shared with these contacts.