I’m a tech whiz – every iPhone owner should turn on the ‘lifesaving’ feature today

A SPECIAL someone can now bypass silent mode on iPhone thanks to a new smart setting.

The tech giant has added an emergency bypass feature that might come in handy at a critical time.

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Smart tool could ‘save lives’Credit: @howfinity

It’s one of the many little tricks Apple introduced in iOS 16, the company’s latest update for iPhone.

So, if you haven’t installed it yet, go ahead to benefit from this tool and many other new tools.

Emergency Bypass can be used on as many people as you want.

This means that when your iPhone is on silent, their call will still make noise and vibrate.

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The feature even allows calls if your device is set to Focus mode.

TikToker howfinity has revealed how to set up an emergency bypass – and it’s very simple.

“Here’s a really useful iPhone emergency tip,” he said.

All you have to do is open your contacts first.

Find the person you wish you could bypass silent mode.

Faucet Edit in the upper right corner.

Scroll until you see Alarm and select it.

You will see the Emergency Bypass feature listed at the top – enable it.

Although it can save you at a critical moment, some users have pointed out that this feature can also be annoying.

“I found this very useful until I couldn’t block calls during my doctor’s appointments,” one commenter pointed out.

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iOS 16 is Apple’s latest software update for iPhone.

Here is a list of all compatible devices:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
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If your iPhone model isn’t listed, unfortunately, you won’t be able to use Emergency Bypass and many other new features.

Although it can use it, should update now, it’s free.

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