Going skiing? Turn off crash detection on your Apple Watch 8 or iPhone 14

Apple’s crash detection is a potentially life-saving feature, but five months after it was introduced with the iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, and Apple Watch Ultra, it’s having some teething problems. a The New York Times (Opens in a new tab) A report from Colorado highlights problems facing emergency services.

Phones and wearables seem to mistake the rapid acceleration, quick turns and sharp stops that skaters make every day for car accidents and automatically call emergency services. The feature kicks in after ten seconds with no response, with the devices interpreting this as a sign that the owner is seriously injured and unable to call for help themselves.


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