TapSOS is the first smartphone app to connect to the United Kingdom’s 4 Emergency Services, in a non-verbal way.

TapSOS allows you to contact to Emergency Services without having to speak on the phone.
This could be due to a physical nature – Deaf, deafness, Hard of Hearing, or if you find yourself in a difficult situation, when you cannot, or if it is not safe to speak.

A TapSOS user creates a profile, which is stored on their smartphone. This information is required by the Emergency Call Handler, who receives this information from TapSOS through tapping a series of visual icons, designed to help the TapSOS user in a stressful situation.
Additionally, the user creates a medical profile – again, stored securely on the users device, which can help First Responders gain valuable insight quickly.

The built in GPS function will automatically locate the device, and if needed, allow the user to manually change the location for even greater accuracy.
The user will then answer a series of questions to allow the user to focus, reflect and react in a way which follows Emergency Services protocols.

TapSOS sends alerts straight to the United Kingdom’s 999 Emergency Call Handlers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen ,


Amended review.
I was initially unable to sign up to use this app. However, when I contacted the developers via IG, they were super quick to respond, and quickly and efficiently resolved the problems I was experiencing.
I am now registered and able to use the app as expected.

Developer Response ,

Hi Sebastiaan
Thank you for notifying us. We will continue to support you until you have full access.

Katlin 115 ,

Difficult to rate

Without making an emergency call this app is difficult to rate. First impressions are that there are free apps that allow for greater customisation. I have ICE on my phone and am able to include phone numbers of people I would want contacted if I were a patient in an emergency. I cannot see this facility in TapSOS.

The app froze when I was setting up my profile and medical conditions and I had to reboot my phone. This causes me to lack confidence should I need to call an emergency service. I am hard of hearing and have already registered with the emergency services for text messaging.

I seem unable to access other reviews on the app website and that is disappointing.

The idea is a good one but I feel it needs tweaking.

Developer Response ,

Hi Katlin, TapSOS is fairly new. We launched just under 2 months ago explaining why there are limited reviews at this moment. We appreciate you taking the time to review, thank you.

Possibly, from the information you have provided, it sounds like you experienced a drop in signal while uploading profile information which has caused the phone to freeze.

The app has been approved and accredited by UK Emergency Services in its current form, but we are continually designing to improve user experience.

If you would like to discuss further or need any assistance to continue using the app, we would be happy to chat, contact us at

Thanks, Tim

Anthonyfleming ,

999 services coming into 21st century

It’s great to see this app bringing 999 services into the mobile phone eco system with easy to use icons to get the help you need.
Such an easy to use app. A must have to gave on all phones. You never know when you’ll need it.

App Privacy

The developer, TapSOS, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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