Apple’s subsequent main iOS replace, iOS 16.2, will allow you to ship a report to the corporate when Emergency SOS has been triggered on accident, according to 9to5Mac. That might be a helpful way to share information again to Apple if the characteristic prompts, say, after using a curler coaster.
The iPhone 14 lineup consists of a new crash detection feature that prompts Emergency SOS if it believes you could have been in a automotive crash and also you don’t reply. Emergency SOS contacts emergency companies and may ship your location to chosen contacts, so having it set off mechanically after a crash might be genuinely useful. It alerted responders to a crash in Lincoln, Nebraska, earlier this month.
But the characteristic has been inadvertently triggering for some individuals on curler coasters, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, main to 911 calls when there isn’t truly an emergency state of affairs. It additionally activated for one individual after their iPhone flew off their motorcycle; whereas the proprietor was superb, his household panicked after receiving texts that he was in a crash.
An unnamed Apple spokesperson advised the WSJ that its crash detection algorithms had been validated with greater than a million hours of information and real-world driving and mentioned that the crash detection characteristic is “extremely accurate in detecting severe crashes.” This new reporting characteristic, included within the first iOS 16.2 developer beta launched on Tuesday, signifies Apple is open to information from iPhone 14 customers that would assist it refine its crash detection programs. If you’re on iOS 16.2, you’ll see the reporting immediate once you cancel Emergency SOS mode.
Based on this primary developer beta, iOS 16.2 is shaping up to be a huge replace. In addition to the brand new Emergency SOS reporting immediate, Apple added the Freeform whiteboard app, a revamped HomeKit structure, and within the iPadOS 16.2 beta, it reintroduced Stage Manager’s external display support for iPads with M1 chips.