Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to fix a handful of specific bugs—it’s worth updating soon if you have an affected iPhone or Apple Watch. For those who enjoy roller coaster rides (in real life, not metaphorically), beware that the extreme g-forces and sounds can trigger the Crash Detection feature in the new iPhone 14 and Apple Watch models—we show you how to turn it off temporarily. Also on the Apple Watch front, Adam Engst explains watchOS 9’s new Low Power Mode, which can dramatically improve your Apple Watch’s battery life. Finally, Glenn Fleishman delves into how to track your medications using iOS 16’s Health app and its companion Medications app in watchOS 9. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pixelmator Pro 3.0.1, Twitterrific 5.4.10, and BBEdit 14.6.
Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to address miscellaneous bugs, especially related to the new iPhone 14 models.
It seems obvious in retrospect, but we now have confirmation that the new Crash Detection feature in the iPhone 14 and current Apple Watch models can be triggered by roller coaster rides. Here’s how to turn it off temporarily.
The new Low Power Mode in watchOS 9 maintains far more of the functionality of the Apple Watch than the Power Reserve mode that it replaces. It could even enable you to keep using an Apple Watch longer before needing a battery replacement.
Apple quietly added a Medications section to the Health app in iOS 16 that lets you list all your medications, remind you when to take them, and log when you do.
Maintenance update improves the design templates introduced in its recent major upgrade. ($39.99 new, free update, 516 MB, macOS 11+)
Independent Twitter client adds new muffle rules for filtering the timeline. ($7.99 new, free update, 26.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Marks the triumphant return of font ligatures along with other improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 23.4 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)