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Anyone got an iPhone?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chatnoir, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    I just got the iPhone 8 plus and activated it tonight as it arrived today via UPS. Whenever I turn it off, I see EMERGENCY SOS. I mentioned this to the woman over the phone that I dealt with at Best Buy. She's not tech support so she doesn't know. Why am I seeing that? Anyone?
  2. OldDude2

    OldDude2 Tele-Meister

    Jun 27, 2018
    Nashville, TN
    I had two and upgraded to android phones
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  3. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    Heading to the store tomorrow. Not happy....
  4. John E

    John E Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    You actually shouldn't need to turn it off very often (unless it starts acting funny).

    I'm guessing when you are turning it off you are probably hitting one of the volume buttons at the same time as the side on/off. That pulls up the Emergency SOS slider when you hit that button combo.
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  5. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    I've had both and prefer Android, clearer and simpler to use, IMHO.
  6. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
  7. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    This is what I'm seeing when I turn it off, but not the medical part. Why would the SOS appear and I didn't call an emergency number? The only thing I notice is it's not really loud, the speakerphone, and not clear how to raise it more. I'm hearing impaired so hearing is vital. I have the volume raised but it's just not happening.

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  8. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
  9. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    It's a safety feature you can use to call for help. You don't have to use it if you don't need.
  10. D'tar

    D'tar Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 11, 2013
    I turn my phone off maaaaybeeee, once a month:)
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  11. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN

    This is exactly what you're doing:

    When you turn your phone off, make sure you are only pressing the button on the right side of the screen, which is the sleep/off button. The buttons on the left side of the screen are volume up/down. If you press the off button (right side) and one of the volume buttons (left side) at the same time... it prompts you with the SOS option.

    I have an iPhone 8 Plus too. Love it. Best phone I've ever had.
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  12. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    I believe that it may be beneficial to turn the phone off every few days. I have a 6 now, but had a 4 previously. I would get a lot of blank emails with no subject lines if the 4 was left on without turning it off occasionally. I have gotten them a few times on the 6. I was told by an Apple guru that turning the phone off occasionally stops the propagation. It did for me.
  13. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Mar 5, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    I have a new iPhone 8 plus which I bought last summer. Sometimes, when I get a text, I can't answer it. I'm taking it back to Telus (I bought it at Best Buy, a Telus dealer) next time I'm in the city. I've always been an iPhone guy though.
  14. John How

    John How Tele-Meister

    Mar 22, 2016
    Auburn, Ca
    I’d say update your OS to the latest version and don’t turn your phone off...if you don’t want to get calls in the middle of the night just activate the “do not disturb feature”. With this active, the only calls you can receive are the people in your favorites list...mine is active between 10pm and 10am and the wife and kids are the only ones who can call me during those helps for a peaceful nights sleep...
  15. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    The mail will wait in the ether and download on your phone as soon as you turn it on.
    Has nothing to do with having the phone on or off. It’s sent to your email address not your phone number
    Haven’t turned my phone off for 6 years.
  16. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010

    Also, I’ve never turned my phone off except in movie theatres and on the occasional flight. Otherwise, it stays on.
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  17. EddieLocrian

    EddieLocrian Tele-Holic

    Feb 7, 2014
    You should turn your phone off every night.
    Then nobody can wake you and you will get a good nights sleep.
  18. voskarp

    voskarp Tele-Meister

    Feb 12, 2017
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Yes. And if I could choose I’d shut if off and keep it off so I could play guitar all day without beeing disturbed.
  19. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 21, 2007
    My mom's basement.
    Yes, that's it. An Apple Watch has the same. A newer watch adds fall protection.

    My suggestion would be stay away from Best Buy for any form of support for Apple products and find an Apple Store or use their own content for training & help. If your purchase includes Apple Care you have high levels of quality help anywhere. Installing the Support and store apps help. You can initiate support and chat or get a call right from the phone.

    I say this about Best Buy because we have hundreds of employees and some of their personal problems end up in company IT. Over and over I've seen Best Buy sell their own support or sell versions of support that are not in same league as Apple's. They can have some great staff and poorly qualified staff opposed to the Apple retail staff having consistency and training.

    On the support & safety topic, you should also be aware of the Find Friends app. We use that to aid the independence and safety of family elders and our kids.

    Spend a little time with the Tips app as another fast and easy way to up your knowledge.

    I need to support and know several hardware and software platforms and think it is important for people to know the iPhone purchase can be a lot more than getting a new phone.
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  20. bblumentritt

    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Dec 3, 2012
    Austin, Texas
    The reason you get the Emergency SOS is that in the event of an emergency, you can still call out even if your phone is turned off; you don't have to wait for your phone to boot up.

    I have a phone with no SIM card that I use on Wi-Fi at the house. I can still make Emergency SOS calls on it. It's a safety requirement.

    As far as my main phone is concerned, I never turn it off. I do, occasionally reboot it.
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