Every iPhone owner needs to set up life-saving feature TODAY – don't wait around

EVERY iPhone has an emergency feature that you should set up as soon as possible.

It's called the Emergency SOS system – and can do a number of things to help you in a tricky situation.

The system is brilliant if you've got a medical problem that needs urgent attention.

You can even warn emergency services about ongoing medical issues that might affect any treatment.

But it can also be used to contact the police and loved ones if you ever feel in danger.

Either way, Emergency SOS could one day save your life.

How to activate Emergency SOS on iPhone

Apple has created an Emergency SOS system for iPhone that will discretely ring 999 or the emergency number for your area and send your location to your contacts.

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If you have an iPhone 8 or later, you need to hold the power button and one of the volume keys down at the same time.

You should see "Emergency SOS" pop up on the screen and it will begin to countdown for a few seconds before ringing the emergency services.

Make sure you keep hold of both buttons.

If you've set up a list of emergency contacts it will send them your location after your call with the emergency services disconnects.

If you have an iPhone 7 or later you'll need to press the power button five times fast and then slide your finger across the "Emergency SOS" button that appears on the screen.

If you don't slide the button then an alarm will start sounding.

How to set up emergency contacts on iPhone

Open your Apple Health app and click “Medical ID”.

Then select “Edit" and set up a Medical ID if you haven't already.

This can help warn emergency services about any pre-existing medical conditions should you be found unconscious but have your iPhone with you.

The scroll to the “Add emergency contact” option and add as many people as you like.

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