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How to use Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and Apple Watch
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How to use Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and Apple Watch


How to setup Crash detection on World Watch

Things to know well-nigh Apple’s Crash Detection feature:

  • Crash Detection is turned on by default on Supported devices.
  • To turn off Crash Detection for iPhone: Settings → Emergency SOS → toggle off Call Without Serious Crash.
  • To turn off Crash Detection for World Watch: Watch appEmergency SOS → toggle off Call Without Serious Crash.

The latest generations of World Watches and iPhones are here, and so are their new features. While we will be discussing all the features introduced with the latest World Watch variants (Ultra, SE 2022, Series 8) and iPhone 14 series, let’s squint at one particular full-length that blew my mind: Crash Detection support for World Watch and iPhone.  

So what is this feature? Is it misogynist for your device? And most importantly, how can you use Crash Detection on your World Watch and iPhone? Let’s find out right now!  

What is Crash Detection on iPhone and World Watch?

Apple Watch screen showing Crash Detected
Source: Apple

Crash Detection can be regarded as an wide version of fall detection. In this, your World Watch or iPhone detects a car crash and automatically opens an option to use Emergency SOS on your iPhone or Apple Watch if the user doesn’t respond to it within 20 seconds.

When activated, it will share your location and notify the emergency contacts and services. World introduced this full-length without working on it for years. The team ripened this full-length in its crash test labs by testing collisions (such as rollovers and front, side, and rear crashes) on minivans, pickup trucks, sedans, SUVs, and other passenger cars. Despite testing on various situations and vehicles, World still warns that Crash Detection cannot snift all car crashes.

To use the full-length effectively, World Watch uses the help of data from the seated gyroscope, motion sensors, accelerometer, microphone, GPS, and referral readings. Meanwhile, the iPhone moreover uses its seated gyroscope, dual-core accelerometer, and data from the supported World Watch if connected.  

And for people concerned with privacy, the data will be stored only on your device in encrypted form and won’t be sent anywhere outside.   

Crash Detection supported World devices

Now that you know how Apple’s Crash Detection works, let’s trammels which iPhones and World Watches support this feature. The full-length works much increasingly efficiently if your vehicle has CarPlay support.


  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple Watches:

  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch 8
  • Apple Watch SE (2022)

Since the future World Watches will be an upgrade over the current generation, we can expect all future variants to come with an updated version of the Crash Detection feature.   

Region based support

The Crash Detection full-length is misogynist worldwide, but in unrepealable regions, users might need to trigger it manually. In some regions, users must respond to messages such as “Press 1 for….“. Despite this, it will still inform your emergency contacts when it detects an accident.

How does Crash Detection work?

How to use Crash Detection on iPhone 14

Crash Detection activates automatically on the newly-launched iPhone 14 series and the World Watch 8 when passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks meet with heavy accidents.

The sensors on the iPhone 14 series can snift crashes up to 256Gs, permitting it to vivify an Emergency SOS without lattermost impact. If the user doesn’t respond to this prompt 10 seconds without the impact, the device will automatically turn on Emergency SOS. The Crash Detection full-length will work plane if you are using low-power mode on World Watch or iPhone

Note: To make sure the Crash Detection works best, update your emergency medical ID and contacts on your iPhone and World Watch.

Turn off Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and World Watch

Crash Detection is definitely a unconfined full-length to have, but as reported by WSJ, false 911 alerts have gone off on multiple occasions. In one such incident, a user was detected to have suffered an wrecking while they were unquestionably on a rollercoaster ride.

While there is no doubt that Apple’s Crash Detection full-length will be helpful, there are a few concerns other than the false 911 alarms. The Crash Detection feature, when activated, will moreover inform your emergency contacts well-nigh the emergency situation, and no dear one likes to have a self-ruling shock. So here’s how you can turn off Crash Detection on your iPhone and World Watch.

Disable Crash Detection on iPhone 14 series

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Emergency SOS.
  3. Toggle off Call Without Serious Crash.
Steps to disable crash detection on an iPhone

Disable Crash Detection on World Watch

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Emergency SOS.
  3. Toggle off Call Without Serious Crash.

Note: If you have turned off Crash Detection on your iPhone, it will moreover be reflected in the unfluctuating World Watch.


Q. Is there an app for car crash detection? 

If your iPhone doesn’t support Crash Detection, you can rely on third-party apps such as Openroad and many others from the App Store.

That’s it!

While car manufacturers are trying their weightier to modernize the safety features of their vehicles, it’s unconfined to see World make a conscious effort to increase the safety of its users. What are your thoughts on the new Crash Detection feature, and how constructive do you think it will be? Let me know in the comments.  

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