False Crash Detection Calls from iPhones
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 20, 2023
BAYFIELD – Bayfield Law Enforcement Experiencing False Crash Detection Calls from iPhone. As cell phones become more and more user friendly and user aware, some of the features can pose a problem for law enforcement. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of fake crash notifications from iPhone. The feature detects a crash and then calls emergency services. In the case of winter sports, false crash detections can eat up resources by deploying fire, law enforcement and other emergency staff due to the force of a vigorous ride through the snow or a fall while skiing.. The iPhone 14 is especially vulnerable. Chief Deputy Andy Runice says you can change the crash detection setting on the phone, and if you’re out, from time to time be sure and check your phone to make sure no messages were sent while you’re playing outdoors.