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- Police used the Apple Watch to locate a kidnapped woman.
As reported by News 4 San Antonio, police in San Antonio, Texas used the emergency services function on the Apple Watch in order to locate a local woman who had been kidnapped.
Police had responded to a call about a reported kidnapping and found a girl who said that her mother had been kidnapped. The mother used her Apple Watch to call her daughter and attempt to tell her where she was.
Police then used an "emergency cellular ping" to track the woman's location which used her Apple Watch.
The police were eventually able to locate and arrest her kidnapper.
The Apple Watch is able to use location services if it is near your iPhone or, if you have the cellular model, anywhere it has a connection to your cellular network regardless of if your iPhone is around.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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