The second beta of iOS 16.1 provides a remedy for a problem that prevented the GPS from functioning properly on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max from Apple for many users on the first beta. The most recent beta update will improve the device’s location accuracy.
Both iPhone 14 Pro models offer dual-frequency GPS, just like the Apple Watch Ultra. This implies that GPS satellite signals from both the older L1 frequency and the more powerful L5 frequency, which can better pass through obstacles like buildings and trees, can be received by iPhones. Improved location accuracy in mapping apps and other location-based apps should result from combining the two signals.
According to Apple, iOS 16.1 will be made available this year. The update will also make Apple Fitness+ available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch, enable Live Activities compatibility in third-party apps, launch a new Clean Energy Charging feature in the United States, add support for Matter accessories in the Home app, and more.