Apple rolls out iOS 16.1.2 update with security fixes, improved crash detection

 

San Francisco: Apple has released a new iOS 16.1.2 update for its devices. This includes critical security fixes that improve the reliability of crash detection for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro users.

According to TechCrunch, the company has yet to disclose the nature of the security update because it does not disclose security issues until they are investigated or patched.

This update also includes improved compatibility with wireless carriers.

Apple has launched a collision detection feature for iPhone and Apple Watch users to detect car crashes and automatically dial 911.

While this feature can be life-saving in certain situations, users have reported instances of collision detection being falsely triggered while riding a roller coaster.

But in October, Apple released the first iOS 16.2 beta for developers. The company says it will allow users to send reports to the company if Emergency SOS is unintentionally triggered.

You’ll see a notification that opens the Feedback Assistant so Apple can get data about what happened.

“Did you intentionally activate Emergency SOS on your iPhone?” the message reads.

Additionally, to update to the latest version of iOS, go to your iPhone’s settings.

Then click “General” and you’ll see a tab at the top of the screen called “Software Updates” that will allow you to check for new versions of iOS, the report states.