If you have been following iPhone 14 news, then youll probably know that the iOS 16.1 beta created a really serious issue with GPS on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Good news, however, the bug has now been fixed, thanks to an update in iOS 16.1 beta 2.
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra are available with L5 GPS, as well as the legacy L1 GPS most phones have. The idea is that pairing the two provides better location accuracy and signals that can travel through buildings and other obstacles more easily.
The iOS 16.1 beta glitch caused iPhone 14 Pro models to show the incorrect GPS coordinates. Simply put, it meant the phone thought you were in a totally different location and put no hope of navigating as a result, and thus, beta users were forced to return to the same stable iOS 16 version.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were not affected by this bug. Considering that they only support L1 GPS, it suggests that the problem either relates to the L5 signal or how the Pro models were working with the combination GPS.
The second version of the beta appears to have fixed the issue. That means that beta testers may install the latest version, in the condition that their iPhone 14 Pro will know where they live.
If you aren''t on the iOS 16 beta, then none of this will be of concern to you. iOS 16.1 will not be available to the general public until sometime later this year. But by fixing the issue now, it means the GPS signal issues will not end up in the public release.
Since the iPhone 14 phones were released, there have been reports of a number of iPhone 14 issues. That includes the camera tugging and shaking when certain apps are in use, and complaints of excessive pop-ups when users attempt to copy and paste content between the two apps.
FaceTime and iMessage have been enacted, with Apple support documents (opens in a new tab) mentioning several issues. These include avoiding receiving messages or FaceTime calls, seeing green bubbles from familiar Apple devices, conversations being split into two threads, and message recipients seeing them come from a wrong account.
The good news is that Apple has acknowledged the vast majority of iPhone 14 issues that have already surfaced. Check out our iPhone 14 review, iPhone 14 Pro Pro Max review, and choose the one that works best.
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