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iOS 13.7 brings integrated exposure notifications

iOS 13.7 should be the last major version of iOS 13 before iOS 14 arrives later this yea

Apple  has released iOS 13.7, which introduces a new Exposure Notifications System directly baked into the OS, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning new system no longer requires a separate app to be downloaded.

When you upgrade to iOS 13.7, you’ll see a new section of the Settings menu that includes a toggle to “Turn on Exposure Notifications.”

Navigate to Settings > Exposure Notifications and toggle ‘Turn on Exposure Notifications’ and you will be alerted if you come into close proximity with someone suffering from Covid-19.

Doing so will let you know if there’s an app you can download in your area. Meanwhile, in places where the local health authorities have decided to use Apple’s new framework, iOS 13.7 allows you to receive exposure notifications on your device without downloading a separate app.

As with any dedicated COVID-19 apps you can download, taking part in this new system is optional.

Developed in collaboration with Google, the data comes from local health authorities and is completely anonymous,

iOS 13.7 also introduces new Memoji stickers and iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app. This update also contains the usual bug fixes and improvements.

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