Apple today released iOS 16.1.2, another minor bug-fix update that comes a week after iOS 16.1.1 and three weeks after iOS 16.1, which adds support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, Matter, Live Activities support, and more.
The iOS 16.1.2 update can be downloaded over-the-air to eligible iPhones by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
According to Apple’s release notes, the iOS 16.1.2 update improves compatibility with wireless carriers and crash detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple’s full release notes are as follows:
This update provides important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone:
– Improved compatibility with wireless carriers
– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
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Crash Detection optimization could perhaps involve improvements to prevent the iPhone 14 models from calling emergency services when users are enjoying rollercoasters and other intense rides. There have been multiple reports of accidental Crash Detection activations at amusement parks.
iOS 16.1.2 will be followed by iOS 16.2, an update that is being beta tested and is expected to see a launch in December. iOS 16.2 introduces the Freeform app, new Home app architecture, and other features.
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