THEME park guests are finding their phones doing something VERY strange while on rollercoasters.

Many visitors with the new iPhone 14 Pro may not realise a little function it has that is set off on fast rides.

The iPhone function has an emergency contact feature that activates when it thinks the user has been in a crash.

Due to some rides going as fast as a speeding car, many are incorrectly assuming the holder has been in an accident.

According to Business Insider, 39-year-old Sara White had her phone on her when she went on Mystic Timbers, a rollercoaster at Kings Island in Ohio which can go as fast as 53mph.

This set her phone off, which then automatically called emergency services to the park after it said the user had been in a "severe car crash and was not responding".

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The feature works by giving a 10-second warning to cancel the response, otherwise texts emergency contacts and calls the emergency services.

Local authorities said that another six calls had occured for the same reason.

And theme park Dollywood has already put signs up near two of their fastest rides.

The signs warn: "Cell phones and other devices should not be brought aboard any attraction.

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"Due to the dynamic movement you will experience on this ride, Apple Watches and similar devices may activate their emergency call function.

"To prevent your device from making unintended 911 calls, please turn it off or enable airplane mode."

Some rollercoasters also have boxes or lockers for people to put bags and phones in during fast rides.

An Apple spokesperson said they were improving the function but was "extremely accurate" during crash situations.

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