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Why Won’t Apple Enable This Life-Saving iPhone Setting?
By Kylie Woon, 11 Aug 2017
Having a smartphone is like having the world in the palm of your hand.
You can connect to people on the other side of the planet, find any information that you need within moments, document your life through pictures and videos—and possibly even save your own life.
Thanks to a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML), emergency service providers will be notified on a smartphone user’s specific location when activated. This can drastically shave down response time and may very well save a person’s life.
The enabled AML costs users nothing—the feature would simply be automated, as it currently is with Android phones.
Imagine if, in the clutches of a life threatening moment, emergency services could automatically pinpoint your precise location. This is why the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is imploring Apple to enable the feature.
“The service has been activated in many countries with many lives saved as a result.”
“iPhone users are put at a disadvantage compared to Android users in the scenario that matters most: an emergency,” said EENA in a statement.
As rumors swirl of a possible emergency fingerprint dialling function on the upcoming iPhone 8, it will be interesting to see if Apple responds to EENA’s request to make iPhones more user-friendly to emergency response.
Find out more about AML here.
[via The Next Web, opening image via Pexels]
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