Last Update: January 30, 2023, 7:59 PM IST
iPhone 14 has this detection feature
The new facility is supposed to help those who are victims of any accident but the cases of false reports have increased.
False alarms from the crash detection feature of Apple’s iPhone 14 series are causing problems in Japan, with automated calls causing fire departments near skiing areas to receive more emergency call-outs than usual.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has issued a warning to smartphone users about crash-detecting technologies in smartphones and other devices increasing automated attempts to call for help when it is not necessary, AppleInsider reports. .
The problem has been a problem for the Kita-Alps Nagano Fire Department, which handles five municipalities in Nagano Prefecture.
The report noted that of the 919 emergency calls made between December 16, 2022, and January 23, 134 were false calls, most of which were triggered by crash detection within the skiing area.
Similarly, the Gujo City Fire Department in Gifu Prefecture received 351 emergency calls from January 1 to January 23, of which 135 were false alarms.
It is possible to turn off the feature, but one firefighter explained that since it is an effective feature in cases where a serious accident has actually occurred, “we can’t ask users to turn it off”.
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