Most iPhone users can carry out simple tasks by just asking Siri a few simple requests. Apple has made it even easier for users to contact emergency services- all they have to do is say “Hey Siri” followed by the emergency number such as “9-1-1”. This applies to emergency numbers anywhere in the world. While this may seem super convenient for people who need help, many jokesters on the internet are abusing this service, enraging law enforcement officials everywhere.
Many users on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks are encouraging people to say the numbers “1-0-8” as a trick and this has gone viral very quickly. After saying the number, Siri will begin a five-second countdown before issuing a call. In fact, a sheriff’s office Texas has recently pleaded social media users to just stop asking Siri about the number ‘108’. This is because this trick isn’t funny at all and is actually quite mean-spirited. Here are 3 reasons why should stop telling Siri the numbers “1-0-8”.
3. It is an emergency service number in India
The number “108” is basically India’s equivalent to 911 and will contact the emergency services in the country. One doesn’t even have to live in India to trigger Siri’s emergency response as Siri will recognize it as a call for help and will call whichever emergency service that belongs to the country. Even if you don’t live in India, Siri will put you through to your country’s emergency services.