Emergency Call – SOS is an extremely useful feature iOS and watchOS that allows you to make emergency calls quickly and easily, which could save your life. However, this function is inconvenient for those who sleep without taking off their own Apple Watch.
Why sleep with a smartwatch on your wrist, you ask?
Well, some owners Apple Watch use them to keep track of their physical indicators, like the pulse during sleep. With the help of a watch, it is very easy to monitor your condition.
Recently in Twitter, many posts began to appear from users who accidentally activate an Emergency call through their Apple Watch in their sleep.
One user wrote about how he accidentally started an emergency call in his sleep by pressing the Digital Crown button. At one in the morning, the police rushed into his room. Fortunately, everything worked out, since this is not the first time the police have been faced with random calls from a smartwatch.
Public service announcement: If you sleep with an Apple Watch on, consider turning off the Emergency SOS feature, or you too may wake up to 3 cops in your bedroom at 1 AM.
– Jason D. Rowley (@Jason_Rowley) March 16, 2018
He writes: 'If you sleep in your Apple Watch, it is better to turn off the Emergency Auto Call function – SOS, or you may be woken up at 1 am by three police officers in your bedroom.'
By default, Emergency Call will automatically initiate emergency calls when you press the side button five times in a row.
If you turn off Auto Call, then after five clicks on the side button, you will need to swipe the screen to start the call.
If you sleep in your watch, it is best to disable the Auto Call option in Settings → Emergency Call – SOS.