By James Scout/ dec 1, 2022

Skiers Accidentally Causing the iPhone's Crash Detection Feature to Work

Skiers unknowingly dial 911 thanks to the Crash Detection feature built into the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and new Apple Watch models, claims Utah news outlet KSL.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

The Crash Detection feature, which can be turned on at ski resorts, is intended to call for assistance when a car crash is discovered. According to the dispatchers, 911 calls have increased in Utah's Summit County.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

"We will get a call in that says the owner of this Apple Watch or iPhone has either had a severe crash or been involved in a car accident," said Suzie Butterfield, manager of the Summit County Dispatch Center, to KSL.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

Many activations result in people waiting to respond because they must be informed that the call was made. "Typically, they say, "Oh, I'm sorry, I was skiing." Everything is in order, "Butterfield said.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

Every day, three to five emergency calls are made from Apple devices, and none have been intentionally triggered. Butterfield stated that the feature could be helpful in an emergency, so she doesn't mind accidental calls.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

Reddit users had confirmed that skiing could trigger the Crash Detection feature. One user explained that he was going down a hill at a moderate pace when his Apple Watch started to dial 911.

iPhone's Crash Detection Feature

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