We saw some helpful new features at the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch launches. Having satellite communication in areas without network coverage is a great feature. Crash Detection is another life-saving feature. Today, we’ll discuss what Crash Detection is, how to enable it, and what it does in an accident.
Using Crash Detection on iPhone and Apple Watch
Before we look at how the feature works and how to enable it, you must know which devices it supports. This year’s iPhone 14 and Apple Watch models have the feature. Compatibility list:[quads id=2]
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
How Crash Detection Works
The newest iPhone models and Apple Watch models incorporate a number of different components into their Crash Detection systems. Because your iPhone or Apple Watch is connected to the internet, it is able to detect the speed of your vehicle as well as how quickly it comes to an abrupt stop after it has been moving. Accidents can be found right away thanks to this method.
And after that, it gives you a few seconds to interact with the device before continuing. Should you fail to do so, the device will contact the appropriate authorities, provide them with your location, and ask them to bring you to a safer location. You can learn additional information by visiting Apple’s Support Page, and you can also look at some results obtained by WSJ.
Turn Crash Detection On or Off
Crash Detection is always turned on in case of an accident on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Follow these instructions, however, if you ever decide to switch it off or want to turn it back on:
Crash Detection on iPhone 14 Models
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll and select the Emergency SOS option.
- You can tap on the toggle to switch on or switch off Call After Severe Crash.
Crash Detection on Apple Watch
- Install the latest version of the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Launch the app and tap on the My Watch tab.
- Tap on emergency SOS and then finally tap to switch off or on the call After Severe Crash.
The iPhone or Apple Watch will wait for any input from your end in the event that it detects that it is currently experiencing a crash before taking any action of its own.
You will have the ability to manually terminate the emergency call during this window of time. Your iPhone or Apple Watch will start an emergency SOS call if there is no response at all, and this will happen if there is no response at all. This happens for twenty seconds after there has been no input detected for the previous twenty seconds.
You also have the option to drag the slider, which will cause your iPhone or Apple watch to immediately make contact with the local emergency services.
Additionally, your Apple Watch or iPhone will contact any contacts that you have designated as emergency contact on either device. You also have the option of creating a medical ID that contains key information about yourself and can be accessed by first responders in the event that they have a need for information about you.