A WOMAN has said she was saved from being raped at knifepoint thanks to a feature on the iPhone.

Kelli Worst credited the iPhone’s Emergency SOS feature with saving her life when she was attacked by a man in the middle of the night.


Kelli used the iPhone’s Emergency SOS feature to call the police after she was attacked.Credit: Getty

The woman, from Virginia, was leaving a beach around 2 a.m. after a party with friends when a stranger approached her and asked for help finding her iPhone.

“He said he was in the military and he wasn’t from here, and I immediately thought of my brother, who is in the military,” Kelli told reporters on Wavvy in a disturbing interview.

She added, “I thought he’d probably have to show up somewhere in the morning. He’s going to be in trouble if he doesn’t get there. I felt bad for him and wanted to help him, and honestly when he told me he was in the military I felt a sense of security.”

Kelli became suspicious when the man asked her to call her iPhone multiple times and the phone’s “Find My” function said the number was invalid.

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The man then allegedly began making sexual gestures at him.

At this point, Kelli said she turned around and started to walk away, but she only managed to take about five steps before he “came up to me and covered my mouth and nose, knocked me to the ground and laid me on my stomach on my back.” the sand”. .”

He managed to reach his iPhone and activate the SOS function by pressing and holding the side and volume buttons and then sliding his finger across the screen.

Cops were able to hear everything that was going on and dispatched officers to the scene, when the man fled.

“My phone in my hand and knowing how to activate the SOS function is what saved my life,” he said.

Last month, Britain’s Tim Blakely, 41, recounted how his iPhone saved his life after he plunged into a crevasse while snowboarding down a Swiss mountain.

Having fallen about 15 feet, he was able to alert emergency services thanks to the phone’s feature.

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He wrote on Instagram: “Thanks to @apple, your five-click side button for emergency services, especially good when your screen is constantly leaking.”

Forty-five minutes later, rescuers were able to pull the personal trainer out of the crevasse and he escaped the ordeal with only a torn ankle ligament.

iPhone's Emergency SOS feature alerts cops who came to Kelli's rescue


iPhone’s Emergency SOS feature alerts cops who came to Kelli’s rescueCredit: Alamy

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