Apple has released a new emergency safety feature that connects certain models of its phones to a satellite when there is no service in an off-grid area.

The feature, released Tuesday, is called "Emergency SOS via satellite" and it allows iPhone 14 model users to contact emergency services through a detected satellite signal when there is no cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.

The service is free for the first two years.

The feature works by directing a person to either turn left or right to be in a more direct range for the signal. Once the signal is found, it will give the option to call emergency services or text if the call is not going through.

Apple says the service does take longer to send text messages with it taking anywhere from 15 seconds up to one minute. This can be due to heavy foliage or how far out a person is. Apple recommends finding a place with minimal trees to connect.

If you have the feature set up, it will automatically send your information to emergency responders once it finds a connection. It will share information, like your Medical ID and emergency contact information, emergency questionnaire answers, your location (including elevation), and the iPhone's remaining battery life.

CNBC reports the majority of the satellite connection will come from Globalstar, a Louisiana-based satellite operator.

Apple announced the emergency feature in September when it released the iPhone 14.

A man holds an iPhone 14 as Apple Inc's new models go on sale at an Apple store in Beijing