Emergency situations can happen to anyone, and often, getting to them, you can be confused, not knowing what to do. A new Apple patent describes a special mode of operation of the scanner Touch ID, which activates a special mode of iPhone and iPad for emergencies.
This function is programmed on a particular finger and if you do touch them to biometric module gadget will perform a series of actions. For example, if a person tries to take away the device, just touch the fingerprint scanner and the smartphone prevents access to personal data.
For “panic button” has several settings. So, you can define that when activated will automatically turn on camera, sound recording and transfer of data to rescue services promptly received information about the incident.
In the patent there are other examples of work mode. In particular, the iPhone can transmit information about an emergency situation on other devices to connect to the Internet (if it is disabled), turn on the camera, microphone, GPS module and transmit the data to the rescue service. For each finger you can create your mode and customize the run list of functions.
For example, when you touch the Touch ID finger a certain pre-specified contacts can be sent a notification about the incident with your GPS coordinates, speed and direction of movement of the person in distress, and will start the audio feed of what is happening. The contact received the notification, can exchange information in the General chat. It does not require any additional evidence, does iPhone also looks to be active.
In order to do any of the foregoing actions, the owner of the iPhone before it would take at least 5 minutes. Thanks to the “panic button” for Apple, this can be done literally in a split second.