FACT CHECK: Will iPhone Users Who Say ‘One Twelve’ To Siri Be Given A Crisis Loan?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook purports iPhone users who say “one twelve” to Siri will be given a crisis loan they don’t have to pay back.

Verdict: False

The claim is false. Saying “one twelve” to Siri gives iPhone users three seconds before dialing emergency services, according to KDAF/CW33.

Fact Check:

Apple may be upgrading the microphone on the iPhone 16 to improve users’ experience with Siri and artificial intelligence (AI), according to Gizmodo. The outlet cited a Medium article from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining his AI-related predictions for the latest iPhone to support its claim.

“If you have an iPhone say ‘one twelve’ to Siri and you’ll be given a crisis loan that you don’t have to pay back… don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!” the Facebook post, which has received over 200 likes, purports. The post does not provide a source to support its claim.

The claim is false, however. Check Your Fact ran a keyword search using the terms “Siri” and “one twelve,” which generated a KDAF/CW33 article indicating the command gives iPhone users three seconds before dialing emergency services. Prank calling 911 is both illegal and considered a Class A misdemeanor, according to the Dallas-Fort Worth-based outlet. The action can also put offenders in jail for up to a year and subject them to a $4,000 fine.

The prank appears to stem from TikTok, where a keyword search generates multiple videos that make similar claims to that of the Facebook post. In one video from the popular social media platform, a countdown screen can be seen on a user’s iPhone before they cancel the call to emergency services.

According to Wikipedia, 112 is “a common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge from most mobile telephones, and in some countries, fixed telephones in order to reach emergency services (ambulance, fire and rescue, police).” (RELATED: Is The IRS Sending Out A Fourth Round Of Stimulus Checks In 10 States?)

Check Your Fact has contacted the social media user who shared the Facebook post with the claim for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter