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Apple releases iOS 16.1.2 with crash detection improvements

iOS 16.1.2 has optimizations for Crash Detection

Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for iPhone only with important security fixes, improved compatibility with wireless carriers, and optimized Crash Detection for the iPhone 14 lineup.

The iOS 16.1.2 update is available for the iPhone 8 and up, and it contains important security fixes that Apple will disclose on its security update website. Other fixes include improved compatibility with wireless carriers and optimizations for Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

Users should see a notification for the update, and it will install automatically overnight for most. However, if you'd like the update to install right away, it will need to be initiated manually.

How to update iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap "General"
  3. Tap "Software update"
  4. Select the software update option when it appears

These iOS point updates address potentially debilitating bugs that affect how apps and the operating system perform. Apple states that the update contains important security updates, so it should be installed as soon as is reasonable.