The update iOS 10.2 have been released by Apple for for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
For the first time the update brings an India-specific feature - the SOS or panic button - following the government's new mandate.
Additionally, iOS 10.2 brings a host of other improvements including 100 new emojis, new effects in iMessage, new TV app, and improved camera features.
In iOS 10.2, update the Emergency SOS option can be found in Settings and General menu. User can personalise the SOS settings under this option, such as how many times you will have to press the Power button to make the Emergency SOS call, whether to sound a countdown for that or not.
By pressing the power button rapidly, a phone call to 112 will be made. This is in accordance to the government's mandate of making the SOS feature compulsory in all phones.
Here are some interesting and exciting features of iOS 10.2 update
#India will adopt 112 as the new single emergency number starting January 1, 2017.
#User will notice that 112 is automatically saved as Distress Number in Contacts after installing iOS 10.2
#iOS 10.2 introduces new features including the TV app for US only
#Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions
#Fixes an issues regarding the camera where it would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus
#Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail
#The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section