What’s new in iOS 16.1.2?

Just three weeks after the release of iOS 16.1.1, Apple released iOS 16.1.2 to the public. This is an iPhone update only and no additional updates have been released beyond iOS 16.1.2. If you’re upgrading from iOS 16.1.1, this update should be about 335 megabytes; however, the size of the download may vary depending on the iPhone model you are using and which version you are upgrading from. The build number of this update is 20b110. So, in terms of what’s new in iOS 16.1.2, let’s see what this update has in store for us.

What’s new in iOS 16.1.2?

I don’t think we should expect much from iOS 16.1.2 as it will mostly be bug fixes. According to Apple’s release note, there are only a few changes and major changes in security patches. Other than the crash detection feature and improved wireless carrier compatibility, there isn’t much in this update.

Crash detection improvements on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro versions:

Crash detection improvements on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro versions with the new iOS 16.1.2 update. Apple seems to have finally figured out how to prevent falsely triggering crash detection while riding rollercoasters. So because this feature detects a collision using G4 sensors and other data, Apple revealed that roller coasters tricked the system into notifying emergency services just by riding a roller coaster. iOS 16.1.2 has changed the algorithm that determines whether or not a user has been in a car accident.

Improved wireless carrier compatibility:

Wireless carrier compatibility has been improved. According to Apple’s press release, consumers will enjoy greater interoperability with their wireless carrier. I’m not sure how it makes a difference since the firmware version of the modem has not changed.

Security Patches:

Security patches included with iOS 16.1.2. This release contains critical security upgrades. However, Apple has not yet specified what the security patches are. Apple will most likely take a day or two to publish the security updates and bug fixes in the latest iOS 16.1.2 release.

Limit airdrop: expected?

Airdrop has a time limit. As China has previously pointed out, there may be a limit on the Airdrop link. Airdrop now has a 10 minute connection from anyone instead of simply connecting to anyone without any time limits. This can be called the secret feature of iOS 16.1.2. This update has been implemented to help prevent the spread of misinformation. This change has yet to be made as it will still show as everyone instead of everyone for 10 minutes.

That’s iOS 16.1.2, a minor bug patch update that largely fixes the big problem with the iPhone 14 series and rollercoaster-triggered crash detection. Let us know what you think of the iOS 16.1.2 update in the comments section below.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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