Sunday, September 23, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Is Off By Default

Apple Watch Series 4 has a new feature for detecting hard falls. When you fall, your Apple Watch should be able to prompt you if you're okay and offer emergency services. It's like putting a LifeAlert into your Apple Watch. However, it is not enabled by default, unless the Health app knows you are older than 65 years old. While that may be a bit surprising at first, it does make a lot of sense. Younger people are typically less affected by falls and do activities that may trigger the sensor. Since there is an option to call 911 when the feature is triggered, there is potential for accidental calls. To enable Fall Detection for all ages, go to the Emergency SOS section of the Settings app in the Apple Watch app and enable it.

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