X-Do NOT use the old method to reboot your phone!

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  1. blackjackmark macrumors 6502

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    OMG, panic city if you do!

    I needed to to a hard reboot of my new X, and I held the volume button down while simultaneously holding the Power button...you know, the way you reboot an iPhone 7? Then all h*ll breaks loose...the screen flashes "Emergency SOS", and starts dialing 911! Yikes! I was frantic as I didn't need to have to explain to 911 dispatch why I called them, so I scrambled and got it cancelled before it made a connection...THEN it starts a countdown to dial my emergency contacts!

    Finally got that cancelled, and then looked up how to reboot an iPhone X.

    Seriously, why would you assign EMERGENCY functionality to an old keypress sequence?!? I mean sure, swipe up is now unlock, instead of Control Center...no big deal if I forget and swipe up. But taking a sequence that was a hard reboot and assigning to an EMERGENCY call procedure seems pretty dumb.

    Unfortunately it doesn't look like anything you can shut off either...so I wonder how many accidental 911 calls are going to be made in the next few months? :eek:

    Oddly enough, I haven't seen this mentioned in any of the tips and tricks for the X.
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the warning. Lol

    I noticed it popped up when you power off, the same button combo. However if you hold it any long- no no no!
     
  3. Unfair1623 macrumors newbie

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    May I ask you why you needed to hard reset the iPhone? I had a very bizarre issue this afternoon (screen completely unresponsive to touch for some minutes) and I wonder if the same happened to you. Eventually it started working again on its own but I was kinda worried.
     
  4. Jasonstevens macrumors regular

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    There’s a setting to turn off the alarm which I used because like in a situation where I’d need to call the police in a hurry I don’t think I need my phone screaming my location to whoever I’m calling the cops on.
     
  5. patricem macrumors 6502

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    Mine did that too tonight...my boss was calling and I couldn't press to answer!! I was like what?? Screen did not respond. Also I can not hear very well on the phone, the reception or something , its very muffled.
     
  6. mexxdude macrumors member

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    You can disable the 911 callling in setting under emergency sos.
     
  7. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't just powering it off and then back on do the same thing?
     
  8. ozshadow macrumors regular

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    Disable AUTOCALL in the Setting for Emergency SOS
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    In some instances no because you can’t see anything on the screen.
     
  10. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    I tried to power off my phone pressing the volume down and right button and I some how called 911
     
  11. Ntombi, Nov 4, 2017
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    That’s the emergency SOS, which has been discussed quite a bit since the keynote. Sorry you missed it.

    Hard reset is now

    Press Volume up
    Press Volume down
    Hold Side button until the Apple appears.

    In sequence.


    I have the siren sound and autocall off, by choice.


    BTW, YOU CAN stop the call before it is made. There’s actually a countdown to the Call, so it gives you I think five seconds to cancel.
     
  12. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Just found a bug. I tried holding power and volume button. Slide to power and Emergency SOS pop up. I hit cancel. Not try to unlock the phone with FaceID. It doesn't work, even though you didn't power phone off. You have to enter passcode, and then faceID works again.
     
  13. pat500000 Suspended

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    How exactly do you do hard reset then? up vol, down vol, and power?
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    --- Post Merged, Nov 4, 2017 ---
    That’s not a bug, it’s designed that way. It’s a quick way to turn off Face ID (or Touch ID) and require a passcode to open next time. It has been discussed, featured in interviews with Apple executives, and so on.
     
  15. flat five macrumors 603

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    that's actually a feature ;)

    (not joking)
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68040

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    LMAO
     
  17. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Not a very good feature. Just like you can't swipe up to close out an app. Nope, you first have to hold down, wait for the red minus sign, and then you can swipe up.
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68040

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    That’s no bug, you pushing wrong buttons at wrong time.
     
  19. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    Haha I called 911 by accident when the iphone was still in the box, I had no idea what was going on. I hung up and sure enough my local police department called right back
     
  20. flat five macrumors 603

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    it's a security feature..

    if you're in a situation where someone may want to forcibly get into your phone, you can quickly disable faceID by doing what you've found.


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    edit-
    the others:

    To use Face ID, you must set up a passcode on your iPhone. You must enter your passcode for additional security validation when:

    • The device has just been turned on or restarted.
    • The device hasn’t been unlocked for more than 48 hours.
    • The passcode hasn’t been used to unlock the device in the last six and a half days and Face ID hasn't unlocked the device in the last 4 hours.
    • The device has received a remote lock command.
    • After five unsuccessful attempts to match a face.
    • After initiating power off/Emergency SOS by pressing and holding either volume button and the side button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
    If your device is lost or stolen, you can prevent Face ID from being used to unlock your device with Find My iPhone Lost Mode.
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    [edit 2] ..
    this is different than the example you gave (imo).

    this is a way to quickly disable faceID if you want to do that.. otherwise, you'd be going through settings etc to turn it off.. with the buttons, you can turn it off while it's in your pocket.

     
  21. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Wait....so you can swipe up to close apps. Just added a step in there to diswaid you from doing something by design they don’t want you to do as it eats more battery to reload app again. Got it
    --- Post Merged, Nov 4, 2017 ---
    See it works
     
  22. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    It’s a great feature. It was designed to be able to require a passcode within a couple of seconds.

    There’s a lot of legal discussion about whether one can be forced to provide a fingerprint to unlock a private phone, but there’s a higher legal threshold for requiring a passcode. And passcodes are more difficult to crack, if they’re well-formulated, of course.

    So, after certain stories that I won’t get into here, a lot of people have been wanting a way to quickly turn the phone’s biometric unlocking mechanism off. This is Apple answering.

    I think it’s ingenious. It can be done very quickly and almost surreptitiously, and by feel.
     
  23. LD Curb macrumors 6502

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    That almost happened to me today. The Power Off slider is at the top of the screen and then in the middle is the SOS and another slider. But it isn't intuitive to click the one at the top, for some reason. Real easy to mess up ...
     
  24. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    My takeaway from this thread is that nobody reads the manual.
     
  25. HEK macrumors 68040

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    After ten years of iPhones and you just now realized that. Why read manual when you can come on here and ask how. Do things for yourself? Use critical thinking? What planet you from?
     

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