Upon launch, a lot of people have been complaining of different issues when it came to the iPhone 14 and its lineup. Luckily, the iOS 16.2 beta fixes two particular GPS issues with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Lineup Receives Mixed Reviews, Including Those Coming from Steve Jobs’ Daughter
Upon launch, a lot of people have been able to spot different issues with the iPhone 14 and its lineup. Aside from the daughter of Steve Jobs herself saying that the iPhone 14 isn’t really worth it due to limited changes, fans have already been reporting certain issues with the device.
The issue, according to the story by Mac Rumors, stops users from being able to use the GPS properly on both the iPhone 14 Pro as well as the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The issue, for a lot of users, started with the iOS 16.1 beta.
iOS 16.2 Beta is Expected to Restore Location Accuracy via GPS for the Devices
It was said that the issue has finally been fixed with the second beta. The article notes that in order to fix the issue, all users have to do is update their version of the iOS to the latest beta.
To be more specific, updating to the iOS 16.2 beta would restore the device’s location accuracy via GPS. Both the iPhone 14 Pro as well as the iPhone 14 Pro Max reportedly feature dual-frequency GPS support, just like the Apple Watch Ultra.
How Dual-Frequency GPS Support is Expected to Function for Low and High Frequency
With the dual-frequency GPS support, the device will be able to receive signals that come straight from GPS satellites that are operating both the lower legacy L1 frequency as well as the “higher-power L5 frequency.”
The higher-power L5 frequency was noted to be capable of traveling better through certain obstacles like trees and buildings. A combination of both signals should be able to lead to better location accuracy when it comes to the mapping apps as well as other apps that would still rely on the users’ location.
Other Inclusions in the Apple iOS 16.1 Update
As per Mac Rumors, Apple says that iOS 16.1 is yet to be released sometime before the year ends. The update will bring certain capabilities like enabling Live Activities support in third-party apps.
Other updates will include introducing a brand new Clean Energy Charging feature, as explained further in an article by Engadget, for those in the United States. Other additions include the support for Matter accessories inside of the Home app.
Last but not least, the iOS 16.1 update is also expected to make Apple Fitness+ available for users of the iPhone that do not own or use an Apple Watch. This feature would previously only function on the Apple Watch, but with the new update, users can have access to this feature via their iPhone.
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