Apple has introduced a new satellite-based roadside assistance feature for its iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models in the US. The feature, called Roadside Assistance via Satellite, allows users to get help when their car breaks down in areas with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
To use Roadside Assistance via Satellite, users need to be outdoors with an unobstructed view of the sky. They can then open the Messages app and start a new message to "Roadside." This will bring up the Roadside Assistance option, where users can provide their location and the type of assistance they need.
Apple has partnered with the American Automobile Association (AAA) to provide roadside assistance through this feature. AAA will dispatch a tow truck or other assistance to the user's location. The user will be presented with pricing details before AAA dispatches assistance.
Roadside Assistance via Satellite is available for all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models in the US, including those that are not enrolled in AAA. The feature is also available to international travelers in the US, as long as their iPhone was not purchased in a restricted region.
The introduction of Roadside Assistance via Satellite is a significant step forward for Apple's commitment to providing its users with peace of mind. The feature will be especially valuable for people who live or travel in rural areas where cellular and Wi-Fi coverage is limited.
Here are some of the key benefits of Roadside Assistance via Satellite:
- It can be used in areas with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
- It is available to all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models in the US, regardless of whether or not the user is enrolled in AAA.
- It is also available to international travelers in the US.
- Pricing details are presented to the user before AAA dispatches assistance.
Roadside Assistance via Satellite is a valuable new feature that will help iPhone users stay safe and secure on the road. If you have an iPhone 14 or iPhone 15, be sure to enable this feature so you can get help if you ever need it.