Apple starts rolling out the new iOS 16.1.2 update with Car Crash Optimization

Apple has started rolling out the new iOS 16.1.2 update, which is a minor update that features improvements and bug fixes. This update has been released one week after the release of iOS 16.1.1 and 3 weeks after the release of iOS 16.1, an update that featured support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, Live Activities, and more. The new update will introduce improved compatibility with wireless carriers alongside Crash Detection optimization on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices.

Changelog for the new Apple update

According to the release notes of Apple, the new iOS 16.1.2 update comes with important security updates. On top of that, the update will also bring improved compatibility with carriers while featuring Crash Detection optimization on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro handsets.

The Car Crash Detection feature on iPhone 14 Series models had issues when it debuted. It sometimes activated when the users were riding roller coasters, forcing users to turn it off instead. The false trigger is alarming as the iPhone 14 feature automatically reaches out to 911 to report that someone requires help. Instead, they simply go on a thrill ride.

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Apple starts rolling out the new iOS 16.1.2 update with Car Crash Optimization

The said function contacts emergency services when it anticipates that the iPhone user could be in a car crash. Moreover, it is also worth mentioning that it remains to be seen if the optimization will address these false alarms. Apple has only stated that it has optimized the Crash Detection feature but the specifics still remain unclear.

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How to download and install the iOS 16.1.2 update on your iPhone

To get the new iOS 16.1.2 update, you can either install it automatically or the users can download it manually.

To do that, you’ll need to head over to the Setting app. After that, select “General”. From there on, you should click “Software Update” and it’ll manually install the latest iOS release to your iPhone. That’s it, your iPhone will get the latest improvements and features.

Aviral Sharma
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