How does an iPhone detect an accident and on which models does it work?

Furthermore, from my own experience I can assure you that even an iPhone Let's see it.

Crash detection on iPhone?

It was the year 2020, I and my iPhone Luckily it was quite light, however, a voice in the distance said “112 how can I help you.” I didn't understand anything, until I checked my iPhone perched on the passenger seat.

The iPhone several models.

It was never confirmed, and we can't say exactly which ones have it and which ones don't. We can only assure that, according to their website, these are the versions where it is available and should react appropriately.

  • iPhone 14 or later (all models) with iOS 16 or later
  • Apple Watch Series 8 or later, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), and Apple Watch Ultra or later with watchOS 9 or later

And how it works?

Well, the sensors of Apple devices detect the variation in speed, and, if it is high enough, they could assume that we have suffered an accident, since it would be higher than what a car can brake normally, or Even on a roller coaster, the warning will not go off.

Once this has happened, a timer starts, so that we can manually pause the call if we see that we are fine. Otherwise, and if we do not perform an action or response, it will be will call 112 automaticallythus trying to make the operator realize that we have suffered an accident.

iOS call crash

This is also configurable with notice to contactswho would receive a message that our device has detected an accident, sending them in turn the location of the accident, so that they can be the ones to notify the authorities and know where we are.

The truth is that it is very interesting, and despite not being official at the time, at least it has worked for me. I can't say the same about the new ones, because, luckily, I haven't had the opportunity to verify them, but I'm sure that their quality and accident recognition is much higher than that of years ago, and I'm sure they can save more of a life

So now you know, and if you have any of the compatible devices, you can configure the notification to family or friends, you never know who can save you.

If you want more information about all this, as well as general operation, you can read it on the Apple website.