Screenshot got me through to emergency sevices

deany

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Screenshot got me through to emergency sevices, acutely embarrassing esp. at 2.00am on a Sunday Morning - and a very unimpressed sounding operator - after ladies initial professional response -answering the phone.

Alarm did ring - I pressed dismiss - but not enough time was given before 999 was phoned.

So - for me prsonally - worth disabling screenshot again in Watch - General.

Anyway the main query I have is there a way to disable this message ↙︎every time I open my mac? - maybe just have haptic so no need to press "Dismiss" each time.
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Thanks
 
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lordofthereef

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Screen shot is pressing the crown and side button in quickly simultaneously. Emergency is holding the side button down for three seconds and then swiping emergency. How did you accidentally do the second one trying to screenshot?
 

deany

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Screen shot is pressing the crown and side button in quickly simultaneously. Emergency is holding the side button down for three seconds and then swiping emergency. How did you accidentally do the second one trying to screenshot?
Hi
I'm not entirely sure I followed http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/09/15/how-to-re-enable-apple-watch-screenshots-in-watchos-3/ I'm almost certain I didn't "swipe emergency" but cant be 100% certain.
Screenshot is now disabled on my watch - which I note OFF seems to be default setting for watchOS 3 "In watchOS 3, this feature is disabled by default," maybe this is why, to prevent possible mishaps.
 

deany

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I see. You can hold it for three seconds and then swipe. Or hold for another three (total of 6) and it pushed you through.

I'm still just struggling to understand how you held the button down for six seconds trying to take a screenshot.
Hi
It does seem like I held the side button for 6 seconds while trying to take a screenshot.
Although I think the SOS feature is a fantastic update and will save lives -
I can see potential issues unless care is taken while using the screenshot functionality.
I'm just going to have screenshot OFF as its a function I rarely use.
Cheers
 
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