Feel safer with iPhone 14 crash detection? Good news! iOS 16.4 to make it better

iOS 16.4 is expected to bring additional crash detection optimizations for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Mar 23 2023, 19:06 IST
iPhone 14 Pro Max: It is HERE, and we take a quick look
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1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Here is what iOS 16.4 update will add to your iPhone 14. (HT Tech)

Apple iPhone 14 Crash Detection feature is on by default courtesy iOS 16. The feature allows the iPhone to detect a severe car crash and connect you to emergency services and notify your contacts. However, there have been certain instances when the feature triggered an influx of false calls from skiers and snowboarders in several US states and Canada. And now, with the upcoming iOS 16.4 update, Apple is expected to bring additional crash detection optimizations for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models to get rid of the glitches as well as to add enhancements.

Informing about the same, a report by MacRumors said, "iOS 16.4 includes additional Crash Detection optimizations for all iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, according to Apple's release notes for the software update, which is expected to be released to the public as early as next week."

Notably, Apple has not yet provided any specific details about the optimizations, but the company has been working to improve Crash Detection after emergency dispatchers in several U.S. states and Canada complained about the feature triggering an influx of false 911 calls from skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter, the report further added.

After the release of 1OS 16 in 2022, Apple has been releasing updates regularly.

Apart from crash detection, iOS 16.4 is expected to bring several new updates and features to your iPhone. Ever since the first beta, many new features for the iOS 16.4 have been revealed including changes to Apple Podcast, new emojis and web push notifications.

So, here is what you can get with the iOS 16.4 update.

  • Apple Books: After it was removed in the previous iOS update, iOS 16.4 beta 2 update has now brought back the curling page-turn animation which gives the users the feeling that they are turning a real book.
  • Mastodon links preview: When using the Messages app, users will see a rich preview of Mastodon links. For the unaware, Mastodon is a social media platform which is similar to Twitter.
  • Music app interface: Users will now see queued songs appearing in a small banner towards the bottom of the app instead of a full-screen pop up.
  • Focus mode on always-on display: iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users, the iOS 16.4 beta version allows enabling the always-on display with certain focus modes.
  • New Siri voices: It was earlier revealed that the keyboard is getting new language support for Korean, Ukrainian, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu but it turns out that even Siri will be getting new voices as Apple adds more languages.

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First Published Date: 23 Mar, 19:04 IST
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