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What Does Siri Do When You Say 000?

Is this some secret code?

Yes! This code is a specially dedicated command for Siri-compatible Apple devices.


So, what happens when you tell Siri 000? Does it start performing some weird tasks or make changes in your iPhone’s settings?

I’m sure you have many such questions in your mind at the moment, and I’ll try to answer them all in this following post.

Here’s What Happens If You Tell Siri 000 –

When you say 000 to Siri, it quickly processes your query and starts dialing the number.

For those who don’t know, Apple has dedicated this phone no. for emergency calls. Once you say this command to Siri, it will automatically start calling emergency services.

And then, your request will be registered with local authorities where they will start functioning immediately as per their emergency guidelines. You should expect quick actions after telling Siri 000 or using other emergency numbers.

Also, it’s important to note that the authorities will receive all your information including phone number and geo-location of the device. And if it’s a fake call, they can easily trace the person using these details.

So, don’t even think of trying this command for fun!


That’s right! It might lead to unexpected consequences, and you might have to face legal actions as well.

Therefore, it’s better to stay safe and not misuse these genuinely useful services on your iPhone.

How to use Siri 000 during emergency situations?

As you know, it is a valuable service for all iPhone users, and you should know how to use it successfully.

Let’s learn the simple steps to make Siri say this code on your iPhone.

  1. Open Siri using ‘Hey Siri’ command or press & hold the Home button for a few seconds.
  2. Say this command with clear voice – Siri 000
  3. Wait for Siri to process the command.
  4. Now, Siri will start the emergency call.

If you’re curious to see the interface, have a look at the following screenshot image. Once you say the code to Siri, it’ll start dialing the number in next 3 seconds as shown below.

So, that’s how you can contact emergency services using Siri.

And if you use this command unintentionally, make sure to disconnect the call within 3 seconds. You will have this short period window where you can avoid further actions from respective authorities.

Those guys put their lives on the line for our safety, so don’t waste their time and energy just for the sake of fun. Let them do what they do best and respect their work.

Alright, coming back to the topic, here are some frequently asked questions by users. This Q&A section will help you understand the importance of Siri 000 command.

FAQs

In the following section, I’ve posted as many questions as possible. If you’ve more queries, just leave a comment below.

Are there any other Siri commands for the emergency call?

Yes, you can refer to the following table for more details.

CountriesSiri Commands
United States000
United States911
Australia112
United Kingdom999
India108

As you can see above, there are different commands for different countries. And you will have to use them accordingly. If you’re not sure about these codes, please do confirm them from your local emergency services departments.

In some countries, you can use any of the above-mentioned commands to receive help from the authorities.

When to use Siri 000 on iPhone?

As discussed above, you should only use these Siri commands during emergency conditions. In other cases, you may dial local helplines to get quick help from dedicated services.

And that’s pretty much about it! There are no other guidelines to use these codes.

Of course, you can ask Siri some other funny questions occasionally, but don’t misuse this service and its commands for any reason. Even if your friends tell you to do so, don’t do it.

How to avoid making such calls?

Simple! Don’t use Siri to make calls. Use the Phone app if you want to call any such services.

Apart from that, you can always use the Cancel button to immediately disconnect the call.

Can I use this service for medical help?

Yes!

You should certainly use these commands to seek immediate medical help. If you find this option more reliable, you can always go ahead and ask Siri to dial one of those numbers.

Similarly, you can save such numbers in your contacts list, which will be very useful in emergency-like situations. And if you like using Siri on your iPhone, just use the following command to start the call.

Hey Siri, Call [Contact_Name] or simply Call [Contact_Name]

Done! Once you say this to Siri, it’ll find the name from your iPhone’s contacts list and follow your instruction to call the service operator.

So, don’t hesitate while looking for help to resolve genuine problems. You can also use this service during Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and similar natural calamities.

However, you should always remember that the operators receive frequent calls on these numbers. If you’ve heard any rumor from some stranger on the road, don’t believe it. And of course, there is no need to report such things to these numbers.

You can confirm rumors from local authorities and officials. You can also find out more details on trustworthy TV news channels and Internet websites.

How to seek help using Siri 000?

Well, you don’t have to do much after you tell Siri 000 or similar command.

Your call will be received by a service operator. He/she will ask you some questions regarding the incidence, and you just have to answer them back with proper information.

In general matters, they only ask for your name, place and the details of the situation. They will probably not ask for more information, as each second is crucial while dealing with such situation.

Once they receive ample information from your end, your case will get transferred to the experts. And you should expect help from them within a short period of time.

If you have any more doubts regarding this command, share them in the comments section below. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

And once again, use the virtual assistant on your iPhone wisely and respect the people who work tirelessly to save our lives.

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