Apple’s iPhone 14 crash detection feature has been falsely reported again due to winter activity in snowy US regions.
As reported by MPR News (opens in new tab) (hat tip 9To5Mac (opens in new tab))high-octane winter sports and activities like snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobile riding are unnecessarily stimulating Apple’s fall and collision detection features.
In one particular situation, the Stearns County Emergency Communications Center received an automated alert claiming that an iPhone user experienced a crash and was not responding. As a result, the sheriff’s office sent a lieutenant to investigate the coordinates provided by crash detection along with the sound of the snowmobile’s engine. However, when the lieutenant got to the location, they saw no signs of a crash or a snowmobile. .
Clearly, this wasted valuable emergency services time. But other activities such as skiing or snowboarding that involve sharp turns, collisions, or navigating rough terrain have also been found to trigger crash detection when it shouldn’t.
These false alarms also affected St. Louis and Cook counties. One alarm appears to have been triggered by someone shoveling snow.
Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen told MPR that all of this has led to a wider problem of false emergency calls, with the county dispatch center expected to make about 700 false 911 calls in 2022. He pointed out that some of them were falsely triggered by the collision detection feature. As a result, residents of Cook and Stearns counties are encouraged to turn off the automatic emergency call feature when snowboarding or skiing, or when such safety features are not needed (this is called collision detection). as well as other similar services).
This all follows last year’s report that crash detection was being run incorrectly. caused by a roller coasterironically, some original reviewers claimed: they failed to trigger the alert Even when simulating a car crash.
All this suggests that Apple’s Crash Detection needs further tweaking. If you feel the need to turn off the feature, even temporarily, read on.
How to turn off crash detection on iPhone
Note: Of course, this comes with risks. In most cases, it’s best to leave this feature enabled, but if you’re in a situation that might trigger this feature and you’re comfortable with it, turning off crash detection on your iPhone is a good idea. it’s simple.
1. in the settings app Tap upon Emergency SOS.
2. toggle call after a severe crash, Then when prompted tap to turn off.
That’s all there is to it, but it’s a good idea to turn it back on once your activity is over.If You’re An Ambitious iPhone Power User, Try These 11 Hidden iPhone Tricks Everyone Should Know.