“Panic Button” operation.

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Tom G., Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    In the “iOS 11 Beta 6: changes, Fixes, Enhancements, etc” thread, under the “Changes and Enhancements” section, you will see the “Panic Button” listed, there is even a short video showing it being used. It is something that I thought could come in handy so I tried it out on both my iPhone 6S+ and my 1st generation iPad Pro 12.9, both of which are running iOS 11 Public Beta 5. On the iPhone it worked as advertised, but I cannot get it to work on my iPad Pro.

    Has any one else checked this feature out on an iPad Pro and if so what were your results? Is there something that I need to activate? If so what is it? I didn’t have to do anything on the iPhone, it seems to be the default setting.
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

    gsmornot

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    Emergency SOS is not an iPad feature.
     
  3. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

    RobinInOR

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    Confirm it doesn’t work. And actually, on the third press the accessibility option you select comes into play.
     
  4. Tom G. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    gsmornot,

    Thanks, for the response. That makes sense, but by doing this we lose a feature of it that isn’t readily noticeable, and that is the fact that when you do it you also cut out the Touch ID feature. As several writers have pointed out, this is something that at one time or another you may want to do. In order to get into your phone again you have to enter your code. It is one thing a person could use to even prevent authorities from gaining access to your phone or iPad. The ruling is now that they can compel you to open your iPhone with Touch ID, because that makes use of your fingerprints which are considered public information, but not with your code because that would be considered self incrimination.

    I’m not in a situation where this is important to me, but there are some who could use the ability to quickly and quietly shut down the Touch ID feature.
     

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