Apple explains how to use Roadside Assistance via satellite


Apple explains how to use Roadside Assistance via satellite
Watch a walkthrough of using the new Roadside Assistance via satellite feature on recent iPhone models.
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Recent iPhones offer Emergency SOS via satellite, but not every mishap is life threatening. When non-emergency help is needed, Roadside Assistance via satellite is available. It’s a feature that debuted with the new iPhone 15 series but the iPhone 14 series can use it, too.

A video from Apple Support demonstrates how to use it.

Roadside Assistance via satellite gets help from AAA

Running out of gas, getting a flat tire or locking your keys in your car are always inconvenient. But these are a more serious problems if you’re somewhere remote without cellular-wireless coverage. That’s why Apple invented Roadside Assistance via satellite. It can be used to contact AAA via satellites in low-Earth orbit.

Users fill out a short questionnaire with important details, and the info is transmitted so AAA can message with the user directly and send help.

Access to Roadside Assistance via satellite will be included for free for two years. It’ll stay free for AAA members.

Watch the Apple Support video to learn more:

There are additional details on Apple’s Support website.

And don’t forget about Emergency SOS via satellite. It’s saved lives from the Maui wildfires and  the snows of Alaska.


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