Apple Fixes iPhone Crash Detection False Alarm with iOS 16.3.1

Apple has released another iOS update that addresses certain issue in iPhones. The iOS 16.3.1 comes as a minor update to the main iOS 16 Update which Apple launched in September last year. Just two weeks ago, Apple released the iOS 16.3 as a security update which added Security Keys to Apple ID. The update also came with support for Apple’s new HomePod.

Release Note for the iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone

As usual, this update will come as an over-the-air update. To update your iPhone and iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. As you may already know, every update comes with a release note which explains what the update is about. Apple’s release notes for the iOS 16.3.1 says that the update comes with fixes for bugs and addressing issues of iCloud and Siri requests for Find My. This update also comes with some optimizations for the Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

This update provides important bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone including:
– iCloud settings may be unresponsive or incorrectly display if apps are using iCloud
– Siri requests for Find My may not work
– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

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Issues Addressed in the iOS 16.3.1 Update for iPhone iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone

Since Apple released the iOS 16.3 to the general public, some users have been facing a number of issues with the iCloud. Some users of iPhone and iPad complained of not being able to toggle-on automatic iCloud backup option. The iOS 16.3.1 fixes this issue.

Apple launched the Crash Detection feature in the iPhone 14 series last year. The feature seems to have done more harm than good. Apple’s Crash Detection feature has made several false calls to emergency services in several countries. The most common amongst them happening at ski resorts and amusement parks.

At Ski resorts for example, emergency personnels have received a lot of accidental reports from Apple’s Crash Detection feature. This has led the emergency personnels to ask Apple users to turn off the feature. They explained that each accidental call they attend to depletes the resources they use in attending to real emergency incidents. Apple says it has also fixed this issue in the iOS 16.3.1 update. Let’s wait and see how much work the Cupertino company has done to address this issue.

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