DON'T PLAY WITH SOS!!!

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  1. SoN1NjA, Nov 14, 2016
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    SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys, don't play with Emergency SOS on your iPhone, it can bug out and will not let you cancel the timer, resulting in a 911 call

    So I was playing around with Emergency SOS (like an idiot (I like listening to the countdown timer)) and my iPhone bugged out and wouldn't let me cancel the call, and I tried to shut the phone off and they called back, and I told them I was alright, and then the cops came

    I know this sounds really funny, but calling 911 isn't fun or funny
     
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    Does Beta software ring any bells?
     
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    I'm sorry but this is hilarious.
     
  4. SoN1NjA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, but if you're going to roll out a feature like this, make sure it works
    This isn't the camera crashing when I'm taking a picture, this is my phone calling 911
     
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, report the bug!
     
  6. Julien macrumors G4

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    But beta is to test and Apple or any compony can't make a beta that doesn't have some major unknown bugs. If they could do that then they would not need to release a beta.
     
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    I come in this forum so you guys can brighten my day.
     
  8. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    lol I tested it too but it allowed me to cancel the call. It took half a second to do when it should be instant when you touch the red button to end the call.
     
  9. SoN1NjA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    True, but
    I did it 2 times, the first time it allowed me to cancel, and we both know what happened the 2nd go around
     
  10. SMIDG3T, Nov 14, 2016
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    Why would you play with a feature like this anyway? This should only by used in emergencies.

    EDIT: Good news. For those who like to "play" with this feature, you can no longer do it in beta 3 as they've removed it while they fix the issue.
     
  11. SoN1NjA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because it's new, it's not like it's supposed to go off
    I know I shouldn't be playing with it, but it makes a cool sound
     
  12. AsherN macrumors 6502

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    Because it's supposed to let you cancel it. Because I'd want to get to that point to see how it works BEFORE I'm in a real emergency and in a panic.
     
  13. Hansana macrumors regular

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    Well Beta 3 removed it. Good job lol
     
  14. Julien macrumors G4

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    According to the release notes it is still being tested in India.
     
  15. SoN1NjA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That really makes sense...
    Only the indians can call 911 for no reason!
     
  16. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    So is your point that he should beta test this feature? It's not clear to me
     
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    The feature should be tested - how else are we suppose to work out the bugs?
     
  18. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    This feature should be tested my apple in there own building with their own employees, not the general public. Perhaps work out something with the local police to either not respond or another situation to prevent unnecessary responses by the police.
     
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    Your right.
     
  20. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    True. Just route the call to Tim's personal phone instead-- I'm sure for an Apple employee that'd cause the same, if not higher, level of panic.
     
  21. Ryankontos macrumors regular

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    Kind of glad they got rid of this in the latest beta... Apparently I have a habit of rapidly clicking the sleep/wake button without realising. Never noticed until now. Haha.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors P6

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    In b2 turned it off immediately; all that could come of that feature in a beta environment is no good.
     
  23. SoN1NjA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    or have it call a test number
    This is Apple so they can code iOS versions to whatever they want
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Well, good to know SOS makes a cool sound!
     
  25. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    OP is an idiot. hope no one with an actual emergency was adversely affected.
     

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