Apple has rolled out a new software update for iPhone users. Called iOS 16.1.2, the update is rather minor but brings a couple a new features for iPhone users.
According to the release notes shared by Apple, “this update provides important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone:
-Improved compatibility with wireless carriers
-Crash Detection optimisations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
There were recent reports about the crash detection feature being triggered on roller coaster rides. Two of Apple’s executives had to come out and explain how the feature actually works and why it might get triggered in unwanted circumstances as well.The Car Crash Detection feature works with all Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models along with Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE 2 and the Apple Watch Ultra. This feature uses a cellular or Wi-Fi connection from these devices to make emergency calls in such scenarios. The executives explained that the feature uses a combination of sensors. Apart from gyroscope and accelerometer, there is GPS to determine that the user is travelling at high speeds, the microphone to monitor for the sounds of a crash and the barometer, which detects the change in pressure that occurs when airbags are deployed. “It’s hard to say how many of these things have to trigger, because it’s not a straight equation. Depending how fast the travelling speed was earlier, determines what signals we have to see later on, as well. Your speed change, combined with the impact force, combined with the pressure change, combined with the sound level, it’s all a pretty dynamic algorithm,” one of the executives told TechCrunch last month. In case you are wondering how to update to iOS 16.1.2 then follow the simple steps: Go to Settings > General > Software Update and you will see the latest iOS update