Apple’s fall and winter tech swamps 911 operators with automated calls

News Summary:

  • In Red Lodge, Montana, this issue has affected Carbon County officials.

  • The crash and drop detection capabilities of Apple devices have reportedly overwhelmed 911 emergency response and dispatch centers in states across the United States.

“If people run into there and they have these watches, they automatically dial 911, but it’s a permanent call. “The number of suspicious elections for 9/11 is up 30% this year, including last year,” says Carbon County. Sheriff Josh McKillan told KTVQ in January.

As of September, the Apple Watch and iPhone 14s are equipped with technology designed to alert 911 dispatchers. Fall detection technology was introduced in 2018.

In Oregon and Idaho, local authorities reported his unintended 911 calls at Mount Hood and Mount Schweizer, he said, KATU. “If Apple wants this feature, they have to set up their own call center,” she said, telling The Times that Apple sent a representative to observe Dummer and her team for a day.

Apple did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment by Fox News Digital, but an Apple spokesperson told The Times the company was aware of the issue and gave him 10 seconds to call 911. said it is warning users that they will be given that.

Alex Kirschner, a spokesperson for Apple, said, “We are aware that these features have launched emergency services in certain scenarios where users have not experienced a serious car accident or fall. The company also said it could reduce the number of fraudulent dial-ins with a software update in the second half of 2022.

“Collision and fall detection are designed to provide assistance when users need it most, and have already helped save multiple lives,” he added.

Crash detection works on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest version of iOS, and Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), and Apple Watch Ultra with the latest version of watchOS. It is designed to detect serious car accidents and automatically call emergency services after a 20 second delay if the owner is unable to answer. To turn this feature off, go to Settings and Emergency SOS on your iPhone or My Watch and Emergency SOS on your Apple Watch. Users can also disable fall detection this way.