iPhone’s New Crash Detection Feature Calls 911 While on Roller Coaster

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NEW YORK, NY (Erie News Now) – The iPhone 14’s new crash detection feature, also on the Apple Watch 8, is causing problems for users who ride roller coasters, apparently, it’s calling 911, thinking people are in a crash.

The feature has set off false alarms for emergency personnel near Cincinnati’s Kings Island Amusement Park.

They’ve received at least six iPhone emergency calls since the new smartphone went on sale in September.

Similar 911 calls have originated from passengers on a roller coaster at Six Flags Great America near Chicago.

The fix is simple, putting the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch 8 on airplane mode before boarding a roller coaster.


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