Apple releases iOS 16.1.2 with carrier improvements and crash detection optimizations

Posted by Julie Clover

Apple today released iOS 16.1.2, another minor bug fix update that came a week after iOS 16.1.1 and three weeks after iOS 16.1, an update that added support for iCloud Shared Photo . Library, Matter, Live Activity and more.

The iOS 16.1.2 update can be downloaded wirelessly to eligible iPhones by going to Settings > General > Software update.

According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 16.1.2 update brings improved wireless carrier compatibility and improved crash detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple's full release notes are below:

This update contains important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone:

– Improved wireless carrier compatibility
– Failed Detection Optimization on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

For information about the security content of Apple software updates, visit this website:

Crash detection optimizations may possibly include enhancements to prevent ‌iPhone 14‌ models from calling emergency services when users enjoy roller coasters and other intense rides. There have been several reports of accidental Crash Detection activations at amusement parks.

iOS 16.1.2 will be followed by iOS 16.2, an update that is in beta testing and is expected to be released in December. iOS 16.2 introduces the Freeform app, new Home app architecture, and more.

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