In recent time, many pranksters have tried to trick newbies with this Siri prank.
Since this virtual iPhone assistant automatically answers queries from users, you can ask anything to it. And that’s what these pranksters want you to do!
In this prank, you will be asked to say Siri 112 to find something unknown. But you are likely to feel disappointed after performing this trick.
Well, there is no such trick at all in the first place. In fact, if you perform this task on your iPhone, it can even land you in trouble.
In the following post, we will see how this simple act of telling Siri 112 can lead to some unexpected issues.
Here Is What Happens If You Tell Siri 112 –
Before talking about the consequences, I think we should learn more about this funny trick.
So, what does Siri do when you say the above command on iPhone?
Let’s find out below.
In simple words, when you ask Siri 112, it automatically redirects to an emergency call to the nearest service departments.
Apple has implemented this feature in the iOS system so that users can get quick help from concerned authorities. You can dial those numbers if you’re stuck in some helpless situation.
For ex., 911 in the US, 000 in Australia, etc.
For those who don’t know, 112 is an emergency number that is operational in many countries. You can use this number to get immediate attention from emergency services.
Some countries also offer various other numbers, which get directed to specific departments.
So, as you can see, there is no real fun in saying 112 to Siri. It’s just going to make a call to the emergency service department of your county or state.
Once they receive a call from you, the operator will ask for some information regarding the incident and your details like name and location.
Then, this primary information gets shared with the concerned authorities who are trained to carry out rescue tasks as well as medical help as per the situation.
Here’s the screenshot of this call –
And if that’s what the pranksters want you to do, it’s not a good thing at all. You might even have to face some legal actions as per the local law. The authorities may also investigate further if they find suspicious calls or repeated calls behavior from your iPhone.
This emergency number is provided to support people who need quick assistance from professionals. However, if you misuse this service by making fake calls, it’s going to get you in trouble.
And you will probably also waste your time, money and energy while trying to resolve the matter.
These are some of the frequently asked questions, which can help you understand the importance of this feature on your iPhone.
What happens if you call 112 by accident?
As mentioned earlier, Siri will make a call to the emergency services, and you will have to answer their queries.
Now, if you’ve called this number by accident, you may apologize to the operator and disconnect the call. That’s the best thing to do if you call them mistakenly or unknowingly.
However, you should make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
If you do it intentionally, you will have to face the consequences. Recently, the police authorities have identified such users who make repeated fake calls to 911, 000 or 112. They have also asked mobile phone users not to misuse these services using Siri and other intelligent assistants.
Why should I avoid calling 112?
Well, it’s not worth it!
You’re not going to get anything out of it.
There is no point in disturbing these noble people who work round the clock for the safety of citizens like us. They receive several thousands of calls each day, which is not an easy thing to handle if you’re operating in small teams.
And more importantly, you might block the network line as well as operator’s time that can be used to resolve genuine problems. If someone is in real need of emergency help, your fun experiment will keep them on hold for no reason.
So, next time, when you think of doing such activity on your iPhone, think about these people. Your wise decision can help save someone’s life.
Is there any way to stop dialing 112 on Siri?
Unfortunately, there is no official way to stop these calls.
Siri uses speech recognition technology to understand your commands, which means it’ll listen to your commands and reply automatically.
The only thing you can do is tap the cancel button as soon as Siri tries to dial the number. Check the screenshot below for more details.
How can I use Siri for quick help?
You don’t have to do anything different to seek help in unforeseen situations.
You can use the same number and direct Siri to call the local emergency services. If you are not sure about it, here’s how you can use Siri for your help –
1. Open Siri using Hey Siri command.
2. Speak this command clearly – Siri 112
(You may also use the type-to-text feature to type the following command on Siri’s screen.)
3. Wait for Siri to assess the input and make a call to this number.
Now, you just have to provide related information to the local operator, and they will send the team to help you out.
Apart from this number, there are some other dedicated numbers too. You can make use of these numbers to seek immediate help.
Note – These numbers are quite specific to each country, though some numbers like 112 work pretty much in all countries. So, you don’t have to worry about it.
If you need more such numbers for your location, you may be able to get them from local help services and communities.
Well, that’s it for this post now. If you have any more queries or suggestions related to this issue, leave a comment below.
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