Apple Watch Ultra: How to Use the Built-In Siren to Signal for Help

If you ever get lost, injured, or have another emergency and want to make your location known, the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ includes an 86-decibel siren that you can use.

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The siren uses a unique sound signature that incorporates two different alternating patterns that can be repeated for several hours. The first pattern suggests distress, while the second mimics the universally recognized SOS pattern, and the siren can be heard up to 600 feet or 180 meters away.

As such, it’s quite loud, so don’t turn it on indoors or hold your watch close to your ears when the siren sounds.

How to turn on Siren on Apple Watch Ultra

You can turn on the siren by using the action button or the side button.

Using the action button:

  1. Press and hold Action button until the Siren slider appears.
  2. Pull in Siren slider to start a countdown.
  3. After the countdown, the siren starts.

Alternatively, you can press and hold Action button to start the countdown, then continue to hold down the action button until the siren starts. If you do not want the siren to go off using this constant hold action, go to Settings -> Action buttonand turn off the switch next to it Hold down to turn on.

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Using the side button

  1. Press and hold Page button until the Siren slider appears.
  2. Pull in Siren slider to start a countdown.
  3. After the countdown, the siren starts.

How to cancel the siren on the Apple Watch Ultra

You can cancel the siren during the countdown. If you hold down the action button, simply release it to cancel. If you started the countdown by pulling the Siren slider, cover the watch display with your palm for at least three seconds to cancel.

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To cancel the siren while it is sounding, simply press the control panel Stop button in the Siren app.

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