With the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, Apple introduced a new accident detection feature. A practical feature that should automatically contact the emergency services in the event of a car accident. A few weeks ago, however, it became apparent that too rollercoaster rides can trigger the feature.
Now it seems even “worse” to come. Even skiing should be enough to trigger the automatic emergency call. So became in Utah, where the ski season has already begun, has already observed a strikingly high number of accidental emergency calls from skiers, who often do not even notice. Although the iPhone or the Apple Watch will ask beforehand and vibrate, this will probably go unnoticed with thick ski clothing.
on Reddit a skier has already spoken up and described a small experience report. Here is his somewhat summarized statement:
Maybe you should turn off accident detection when you go skiing with an iPhone 14, no matter how fast you go. I rode for the first time yesterday and descended the mountain at a still manageable pace as I made a few short turns. While waiting for my wife, my iPhone went off an alarm and would have called 911 in 20 seconds. I was able to stop it and then deactivated the function.
iOS 16.1.2 optimizes accident detection
In Europe, the ski season is only just getting started in the coming weeks. In the best case, there are no longer any problems, because with the update to iOS 16.1.2 released yesterday evening, Apple has optimized accident detection. It is currently unclear whether one only thought of the roller coaster rides or whether skiing was also taken into account. Hopefully this question will be resolved by the start of the Christmas holidays.
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