Apple Watch Ultra Siren sound can be a helpful tool if you’re ever in need of rescue or an emergency. It’s one of the alarm types that can send off a warning sound to those around you and draw their attention to your location.
How to use Apple Watch Ultra Siren sound as a signal for help in distress
Apple Watch Ultra Siren sound pattern is very identical to distress and SOS signals and can last for several hours until stopped. The sound is emitted from the large speaker that can be found on the opposing sound of the side button of the smartwatch. Indoors, the siren sound can be deafening but what you hear outdoors depends on the clutter around you.
- Press and hold the Action/Side button.
- Wait for the Siren slider to appear.
- Drag the Siren slider.
- Wait for the countdown to start.
- Tap the stop button to stop the siren.
- Release the Action button to stop the siren.
Although the Siren on Apple Watch Ultra can last for several hours, much of its longevity depends on how much charge you have left when you activate the feature.
How to use Siren on Apple Watch Ultra to signal for help
There are multiple ways to activate the Siren sound on Apple Watch Ultra.
- Action Button
- Side Button
- Siren App
- Invoke Siri
Alongside the large speakers on the opposing side of the Side button on the Apple Watch (Ultra edition), you can find the Action button. It’s highlighted in vivid International Orange color.
Just Press and hold it until the Siren slider appears. When seen, move the slider to the opposite end to start the countdown timer.
A red border should be visible around the watch screen with a Call button to allow you to contact an emergency. After the countdown, Siren starts.
Alternatively, you can press and hold the Action button to start the countdown, then continue holding the Action button until Siren starts.
Similarly, you can use the Side button to activate the Siren sound. Just press and hold the side button until the Siren slider appears.
Then, drag the Siren slider to start a countdown and activate the Siren.
If you don’t want to be able to start Siren using this continual hold action, just go to Settings, choose Action Button, and turn off the Hold to Turn On option.
The Siren also has a dedicated app for easy access. Simply open apps in the List View or Grid View and look for the Siren app. When found, tap to open the app and use it.
Lastly, you can invoke Siri to open the app and carry out the same task.
You can cancel Siren either during the countdown or after it. In the former case, just release the Action button when you are holding it to cancel the sound. Else, if you have initiated the countdown by dragging the Siren slider, rest the palm of your hand on the watch display for at least three seconds to cancel.
The sound of the siren is far louder and can reach 86 decibels, audible enough for a person standing even 600 feet away from the source.
Hope that makes sense!