One of the most interesting features of the iPhone 14 and other recent Apple gadgets is collision detection. With it, if the user has an accident, a countdown begins. If it ends and the person doesn’t cancel it, an automatic distress call is triggered. However, curious situations occurred in amusement parks, in which the emergency was called during a roller coaster ride.
Several iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro owners have reported similar situations at amusement parks in the United States. Apparently, if the individual is with the smartphone on a roller coaster, it is highly possible that an emergency call will occur.
This happens because of the sudden stops of the toy, making the cell phone understand that a collision has just happened. As the person is having fun amid the adrenaline of the ride, he ends up not noticing the activation of the function in time to cancel the countdown.
according to the Wall Street Journal, at least six such cases have occurred. Kings Island and Dollywood parks were the hardest hit locations in the United States. So the companies put notices at the entrance of some of the toys.
In order to clarify the situation, an Apple spokesperson stated that the company “tested the feature with over a million hours of real-world car crash data and driving analytics. Several tests have already been done to test the accuracy of the iPhone 14 Crash Detection, with mixed results.”
How to stop iPhone 14 emergency call on roller coaster
First, this function is available in the iPhone 14iPhone 14 Pro, second generation Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra. It works with motion data, GPS, barometer and microphones to detect a crash, starting the countdown before contacting 911.
In case you want to avoid this kind of situation, the first suggestion is simply not to take the apple gadget on a roller coaster. Typically, parks advise or even prohibit cell phones in these rides, but it’s not always something that visitors respect.
Another way to escape an uncomfortable moment is to leave your device in airplane mode while playing, as a sign in Dollywood Park in Tennessee says:
Cell phones and other devices must not be brought on board any attraction. Due to the dynamic movement you will experience on this tour, apple watches and similar devices may activate your emergency call function. To prevent your device from making unintentional 911 calls, turn it off or enable airplane mode.
In addition, if your iPhone 14 contacts the emergency department due to “crashes” from the tour in the United States, a call is made to the location to certify what happened.
With information: Business Insider.