PSA: the fall detection of the Apple Series 40s is disabled by default for most people


If you are a new Series 4 owner and you tried unsuccessfully to test the fall detection feature, there might be a good reason – it is probably disabled.

Apple does not shy away from emphasizing this, but unless you are 65 or older when you set up your and / or the iOS Health app, the feature is disabled by default. This is probably because Apple & # 39; s fall detection algorithms are not infallible – on a support page, the company warns that physically active people are causing false alarms. Those three series of burpees can cause great damage.

If you want drop detection, there is a way to enable it manually. Launch the app on your iPhone, select the My taband then tap Emergency SOS. You see a switch for the function with a description.

Apart from the annoyance of false positives, there is an important reason why you want to disable fall detection. If it detects a fall and you do not respond within "about a minute", a countdown of 15 seconds begins, then your alarm sounds, your emergency contacts are displayed and the emergency services are called. Even if you do not run into problems with the authorities, your friends and family will inexorably panic when they think your life is in danger.

© Appleinsider

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