Sioux Falls Police Warn Siri Helps Call 911 Accidentally
Siri is handy, when she works. She can call 911 for you in an emergency by saying "Hey Siri, 108."
The technology is handy and maybe even lifesaving, but there is a minor problem with it. On Facebook the Sioux Falls Police Department posted:
If you have an iPhone and say "Hey Siri, 108" your phone will automatically dial 911. Metro Communications recently let us know that they've seen a spike in accidental dials.
If you do happen to call, please stay on the line and let them know the call was accidental. /941
So when you tell your friends about the feature, do it quietly so you don't accidentally call 911.