What's new in iOS 13.5? Including the COVID-19 contact tracing tech

What's new in iOS 13.5? Including the COVID-19 contact tracing tech

iOS 13.5 update for iPhones is here for users across the world, bringing a much needed update that makes it easier for iPhone users to unlock their devices while wearing masks. What we've built is not an app - rather public health agencies will incorporate the API into their own apps that people install.

Another major feature that has been introduced in the new update is the inclusion of Apple and Google's new API for exposure notification.

However, it's up for participating health authorities to create a contact tracing app that taps into the exposure notifications APIs. If a person tests positively for COVID-19, they can report that in their app and upload their beacon.

Apple uses Bluetooth to exchange anonymous identifiers when two people are in close proximity to one another.

Apple is including an Exposure Logging toggle under Settings that will let you opt-out of participating in COVID-19 Exposure Notifications if a health app is installed.

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This change is, obviously, limited to the iPhone and iPad models that have Face ID support. To ensure user privacy, Apple and Google state that temporary exposure keys are generated randomly instead of being derived from a tracing key. This update speeds up access to the passcode field on handsets that support FaceID while you are wearing a face mask. This also works when the user is authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes and other apps which support signing in with Face ID.

Users can also change the feature on Group FaceTime calls that makes some call participants appear larger than others when they speak with the update and choose an option to share their Medical ID information with emergency services when making an emergency call.

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That understanding has changed, as it is now known people can transmit the virus days before symptoms show up. More than 50 countries have made wearing a mask mandatory.

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