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Apple slays bug that crashes Mail app and others with iOS 16.0.3

The release of the iPhone 14 series came with several bugs, many of which became the source of endless entertainment. We had the issue that caused iPhone 14 Pro models (like Candy at your local nudie bar) to shake and shake when recording videos on third-party apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok. Apple released iOS 16.0.2 to exterminate this bug.
Last night we told you iPhone 14 users were taking their phones with them on a roller coaster triggered the new collision detection feature, causing emergency medical personnel to waste time being sent to amusement parks for no reason. There are several ways around this, and although we mentioned it in the previous story, we will repeat it. If we can save a single team of first responders rushing to provide aid in a car collision only to find that an iPhone bug sent them, it will be worth it.

To disable the collision detection feature before riding a roller coaster, you can enable airplane mode by swiping your finger on the right side of the screen to open the control center. Tap the airplane icon to turn off all radios in your handset and disable collision detection. You can also turn off your iPhone, leave it with someone before going for a walk, or deactivate the function by going to Settings > Emergency SOS. Switch off Call after a serious accident.

Today, Apple has exterminated other bugs by releasing iOS 16.0.3. According to the changelog, this update will fix several bugs, including these:
  • Incoming call and app notifications may be delayed or not delivered on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  • Low microphone volume may occur during CarPlay phone calls on iPhone 14 models.
  • The camera may be slow to launch or switch between modes on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  • Mail crashes on launch after receiving a malformed email.
This last item is a big deal since iPhone users open some emails in their Apple Mail app (with iOS 16) could find themselves locked out of their Mail account while the app also crashes. The malicious missives would come from someone typing two double quotes at the beginning of the “from” field. For example, opening an email from “”@XYZsample.com would crash the Apple Mail app and lock you out.

To install iOS 16.0.3 on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software update.