Enjoy the safety and peace of mind with Virtual Halo in your pocket and on your wrist, knowing it’s there when you need it. Designed for the iPhone and Apple Watch with sports enthusiasts, adventure seekers, travelers, college students, realtors, traveling nurses, families, independent professionals and the elderly in mind.

The Virtual Halo cloud service sends notifications through text message to your emergency contacts, indicating the nature of the message (SOS, Check In, or an activity you’re participating in), your nearest location and a link to your specific location on the default map application your trusted contacts device uses.

At no time are you actively being tracked. As the user, you are in complete control over who gets notifications and when they get them; no one can actively track you through Virtual Halo (not even us)! We’ve got your back and your privacy and safety are our biggest concerns.

The SOS feature notifies your emergency contacts that you are in trouble, with the nearest street address to your current location and web link to that location on a map. Free to use without subscription with up to one Emergency Contact.

Check IN gives you a way to let your contacts know you’re OK, with an optional message and linked location. It’s a great way to let those close to you know that you’re safe, that you landed at an airport, or arrived at your destination. (Subscription required)

Going Out is a proactive feature where you select your activity and duration; if something happens that keeps you from disabling the feature before the time you chose, it will send a notification to your emergency contacts letting them know your last known location, activity, and when you were supposed to be back. (Subscription required)

Basic app provides the SOS feature for free; the Check IN and Going Out features require an active subscription. A 7-day Free Trial is standard upon subscribing. If you wish to cancel your subscription and not be charged, please do so through your iTunes account prior to the end of your 7-day free trial.

• Title of service: Virtual Halo PLUS
• Length of subscription: Options for 1 month, 6 months or 1 year subscriptions are available. The best value is with the 1 year subscription.
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of your current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period
• Subscriptions are manageable and auto renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. You can unsubscribe during the active subscription period, and Virtual Halo PLUS will continue to be available until the current period expires
• Privacy Policy:
• Terms of Use:

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
This app communicates frequently with the Virtual Halo service, which will make use of your data connection.

What's New

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 of the app is ready for the iPhone X and brings an updated user interface and new features requested by fellow travelers. While traversing along this route, we squashed a few bugs and upgraded our pathways for a smoother journey.

Highlights of the new features include:

• Address bar at the top of the home screen now links to your location on an embedded map
• Two subscription tiers are available: 1-month and 1-year
• Force Touch of the Virtual Halo icon now provides an instant SOS panic button without needing to go into the app
• Better subscription integration
• Support for iPhone X

Interested in receiving early release beta versions of Virtual Halo? Send us an email at and we'll get back with you.

Ratings and Reviews

Simple, powerful


I've wondered why no one had made an app for this... Especially the Going Out feature. Well done! There are a couple minor flaws in the app, so 4 stars instead of 5. But overall, well done!

Works great! Recommended for travelers


Simple, accurate and as described. Great for keeping in touch while traveling.

Yes! You want this app!


Way more than an ordinary SOS app. Okay I love this app- when I'm on a bike ride and nothing bad happens -I check in and I haven't bothered anyone. But if something would - someone will know. I'm also a Realtor and waiting for that version to come out - but I use this when I go on a showing or open house and check in. You don't always know the person you are meeting - and it is a huuuuge piece of mind. Thank you for allowing me to push my location vs someone tracking me. Brilliant!


Virtual Halo, LLC
16.3 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018 Virtual Halo, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Month Subscription $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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