New iOS 11 security feature will help iPhone users fight the power

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However, pressing the power button alone won't call up the emergency services but it gives an option to do so in the next menu.

After this SOS feature has been used, users will need to enter the passcode of the device in order to enable touch ID again and get the device working.

Apple is now testing the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11.

He said the iOS 11 brought new powerful features that will make the device function better than its entire previous iPads.

Right now, Apple is seeding the fifth beta version of iOS 11 to software and app developers.

By default, the feature will temporarily disable Touch ID until such time that the user enters their passcode, however there's also an option to have the iPhone dial 911 (or your country's default emergency services hotline) in cases of emergency where actually calling and speaking may be prohibitive.

Emergency SOS is now making its way to everyone with iOS 11.

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Finally, the feature can also be configured to alert a pre-defined list of contacts should you press the power button five times. iOS 11 is now in the public beta stage of development, with regular updates already being pushed out by Apple to eager application developers. The first video shows how you can take advantage of the new capabilities of the dock.

It is unclear if using such a feature to avoid allowing authorities to force smartphone access could be considered obstruction of justice, but some have speculated that it would not - as long as it was triggered before police ordered the user to unlock the device.

Biometrics as a passcode to mobile phones has been a hot topic for debate among law enforcement agencies worldwide. With the new OS, you will be able to tweak the animation in Live Photos with various effects.

With the upcoming "Face ID" in iPhone 8, you can see how the same behavior defends against unconscious unlocks with face biometrics too.

iOS 11 has a new safety feature that could help when your back's against the wall.

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