How to Fix an iPhone in Emergency Mode

Written by danielle gream
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How to Fix an iPhone in Emergency Mode
Emergency call mode provides location information to emergency officials. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When you place a 911 call on a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) iPhone, the phone goes into emergency call mode once the call has ended. Emergency call mode blocks data features and text messaging to keep the line available for emergency services to call the phone back. Though emergency call mode ends automatically within a few minutes, users have the ability to manually disable this feature.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Tap the back button.

  2. 2

    Press the "Sleep/Wake" button at the top of the phone or the "Home" button below the screen.

  3. 3

    Dial a non-emergency phone number.

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