iOS 16.4 includes Crash Detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
Apple has added further optimizations to its Crash Detection feature on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the release of iOS 16.4.
Crash Detection, a safety feature built into the iPhone 14 lineup that can detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone, has been heavily criticized since its launch, with users reporting false positives when riding roller coasters, skiing, go carting, and more, with emergency services also criticizing the feature for leading to a spate of accidental calls.
Despite not mentioning what optimizations were added to Crash Detection with iOS 16.4, Apple has previously pledged to continue to improve the accuracy of the feature, which uses a new dual-core accelerometer on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus series capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope to detect when a severe car crash may have just happened.
iOS 16.4 is the latest major update to Apple’s iOS 16 operating system, bringing enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates to iPhone.
In addition to the Crash Detection updates, iOS 16.4 introduces support for notifications on web apps added to the Home Screen, Voice Isolation for cellular calls, over 20 new emojis, and more.