How to Enable Two Important Features on iPhone

On the iPhone, there are two features you should be using; the SOS Contacts and Comprised Passwords.

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On the iPhone, there are two features you should be using; the SOS Contacts and Comprised Psswords. Let’s explore how to use these two features.

This is for iPhone running iOS 14+

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Create a SOS Contact

First, ensure that your most important people are in your Contacts. Now, search for your Health app either from your App Library (your last screen) or the Spotlight Search (your first screen). We are using the Spotlight Search. Just type the name “health” in the search box (without the quotes) and click the result. Refer to below image:

Features 1
Accessing your Health app

Next, the Summary screen will be displayed. Now, click the Review Medical ID Access link. See Below image:

Features 2
Displaying your Health Summary screen

Next, the Emergency Access to Medical ID screen will be displayed. Click on the Review Medical ID button at the bottom. See following image:

Features 3
Displaying your Medical ID screen

Now, your Emergency Contacts will be shown (if any). Click on add emergency contact to add a SOS contact you want notified in case of an emergency. Refer to below image:

Features 4
Displaying your Emergency Contacts and add one

SOS also contacts emergency services. A red asterisk icon will now appear next to Emergency Contacts in your Contacts list.

To send an SOS, hold down the power button on the right and one of the volume buttons on the left at same time. You can either use the Emergency SOS slider, or keep holding the button. A countdown will start, an alert will sound, and when the call goes through to 911, messages are sent to your Emergency Contacts. See below image:

Features 5
Accessing your Emergency SOS slider

Security Recommendations

iOS 14 features Security Recommendations, which are handy if you store a lot of passwords in iOS, be it for apps or website visits. It will tell you if a password appeared in a known data breach/leak, and suggest you make changes if you have repeated passwords (because that is a big no-no).

First, launch your Settings (the gear icon) app. See following image:

Features 6
Your Settings app

Next, scroll down and tap the Passwords option. Refer to below image:

Features 7
Accessing your Passwords option

Now, the Security Recommendations screen will be shown. The number to the right indicates security risks found. Next, tap on the label. See below image:

Features 8
Your number of security risks

Now, on the Security Recommendations screen, toggle Detected Comprised Passwords to On. Next, go through your list of compromised passwords and click the Change Password link as necessary. See following image:

Features 9
Enabling the Detect Comprised Passwords toggle and reviewing your risks

Note! Some of your comprised passwords may be from old leaks. You know you have changed it since the date of the leak. If so, click the label to open the entry, then click Delete Password.

Next, go back to your Security Recommendations screen to check if your comprised passwords has been resolved. Now, exit Settings.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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