Apple has released the iOS 16.3.1 update which brings important fixes to iPhones but also a new bug. Indeed, the update corrects in particular the problems of the detection of the accidents and the reactivity of iCloud but harms the stability. So you should think twice before installing it.
Apple also fixed Siri not responding to voice commands in Find My app Users reported iOS 16.3.1 update crashes Google Photos
The iOS 16.3.1 update follows on from 16.3 which rolled out a few weeks ago, and which also aimed to squash bugs rather than introduce new features. Anyway, this new minor update should impact your iPhone for good but also badly.
iPhone 14: Crash detection false trigger bug fixed
There’s no doubt that crash detection saves lives since it was launched on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro as well as the Apple Watch last year. However, the launch of this feature was not smooth after the algorithm used triggered false alarms when playing high-speed sports like skiing or even riding a roller coaster.
Apple acknowledged the problem by releasing an update last year. But that was not enough to resolve or minimize the false triggers. The brand has further optimized its functionality with iOS 16.3.1, although it has not clearly mentioned the changes made to improve crash detection.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus comes with crash detection feature. / © NextPit
iOS 16.3.1: The other fixes brought by the update
Apple also fixed the bug with iCloud settings. Many users reported that they couldn’t start iCloud backup in apps because pressing the button caused iCloud settings to show incorrect data or become unresponsive. Obviously, updating to iOS 16.3.1 fixed this major bug.
This update also fixes the issue of Siri not responding to requests in the Find My app. When using Siri to locate a connected Apple accessory such as an Air Tag or contact details, the virtual assistant would no longer respond to voice commands. Fortunately, this issue has also been resolved in iOS 16.3.1.
iOS 16.3.1: Why you shouldn’t install the update on your iPhone
Apple’s iOS 16 continues to be plagued with major issues, even with version 16.3.1. As reported by many users on forums and websites, updating to iOS 16.3.1 would cause Google Photos to crash. The new version would be the cause of this incompatibility. It is therefore recommended that you do not install this update if you are using the application.
iOS 16.3.1: Compatible iPhones
If you don’t use Google Photos, you can directly install iOS 16.3.1, which is compatible with all iPhones running iOS 16. For more information, check our iOS 16 compatible iPhone list.
iOS 16.3.1 is already available in many countries. But if you do not receive the notification to install it or if you have disabled automatic updates, you can go to the Settings then in General et Software update to install it.
Are you using an iPhone running iOS 16? Did you experience this crash detection bug?
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