If you were holding off on installing the iOS 16.1 beta because it prevents the GPS from working properly on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max owner, there’s good news. The latest beta (second beta) of iOS 16.1 fixes that issue. If you update to the latest beta, location accuracy will return to the device.
iPhone 14 Pro models boast dual-frequency GPS support, meaning the iPhones can receive signals from GPS satellites operating on both the legacy L1 frequency and the higher-power L5 frequency, allowing them to better travel through obstacles like buildings and trees. The combination of the two signals is designed to improve location accuracy in mapping apps and more.
Standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus users hadn’t been affected, as those handsets lack dual-frequency GPS support.
iOS 16.1 will be released later this year and brings multiple fixes and improvements. The update enables Live Activities support in third-party apps, makes Apple Fitness+ available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch, introduces a new Clean Energy Charging feature in the United States, adds support for Matter accessories in the Home app, and more.