Millions of Apple users are being urged to install a new feature that could save their lives

Apple users are reminded of a smart new feature that could help save lives.

The new iOS 16.1.2 update comes with a range of new features and bug fixes.

However, a new feature available on the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro has the ability to call emergency services on your behalf if the device thinks you’ve been in an accident.

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Enhancements to the new crash detection feature can also help reduce the number of false positives reported to emergency services.

Previously, the feature falsely reported that people had been involved in car accidents, but they were actually riding roller coasters.

While the update comes with a ton of new features, Apple reminds users to install the latest security updates for iOS 16.1.2.

“Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to keep your Apple product secure,” they said.

The update is available for free, however, not all users can access it.

Anyone with a very old iPhone model will miss out on the new update.

Here’s a list of all devices that are compatible with iOS 16 (and iOS 16.1.1):

  • iPhone 14
  • iphone 14 plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max iPhone XR
  • iPhoneX
  • iPhone 8
  • iphone 8 plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

If you do not download the latest update, you will lose access to the latest security fixes.

The latest security updates are vital patches that close the holes used by hackers to gain access to your programs.

Therefore, using a very old iPhone could put you at risk.

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