So there's been mixed reviews, per usual, about the latest IOS update from Apple.

IOS 11 presented many users with challenges like battery drain, device overheating, frozen apps, and who could forget the embarrassment of that “A” with a symbol appearing in texts when you really typed "I".

Since the initial launch on September 19, Apple was actually forced to update the update five times due to various bugs and issues reported, seemingly en masse, by users.

However, one really, really awesome feature that didn't quite get the respect it deserved is the "Emergency SOS" feature released with the first update.

The feature is intended to be used in emergency situations and allows the user to enter a special lock screen by clicking the lock key five times in rapid succession.

Once on the special lock screen, the user can elect to swipe right on "SOS" to automatically call

According to Apple, you can also add emergency contacts and medical ID information to the lock screen, making it easily accessible in a dire situation.

For the full scoop on this and other emergency features, CLICK HERE.