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Install iOS 13.7 for COVID-19 Support

Install iOS 13.7 for COVID-19 Support

While it's not packed with new features, installing iOS 13.7 will allow you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority.

For more information about this, head over to Apple’s website.

If you skipped iOS 13.5, iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.6, and iOS 13.6.1, iOS 13.7 brings additional upgrades that could be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The iOS 13.5 update included a small tweak to Face ID that makes it easier to skip Face ID unlock if you're wearing a mask.

With iOS 13.7, iOS 13.6.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.5.1, or iOS 13.5 on board your iPhone, Face ID will be able to detect if you’re wearing a mask. If it detects that you're wearing a mask, it will immediately skip to the passcode screen. The passcode field automatically pops up after you swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen.

Apple says the feature works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID.

iOS 13.5 also brought a new feature for sharing Medical ID information. The feature lets users send their Medical ID information to dispatchers during an emergency call which Apple says "can speed up the process of getting the care you need."

The update also came with with Apple's Exposure Notification API which supports COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. 

You can learn more about that right here

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Kangers

    09/27/2019 at 9:00 pm

    Warning to hearing aid users. If your aids stream music or phone calls, e.g. Phonak marvels or resound equivalent, DO NOT UPGRADE TO IOS 13 or 13.1. This functionality is completely lost. There is no current fix. Additionally the settings screen is not available at all. It certainly wasn’t on my iPhone 11 with preinstalled ios13.

    • maxglitz

      09/30/2019 at 6:49 pm

      Kangers, I should buy you a drink. I was seconds away from installing iOs 13.1.2 when I read your comment. I’m one of those Resound hearing aid wearers that depends greatly on their app and being able to bluetooth my phone to my hearing aids. THANK YOU for saving me some real grief.

  2. anonymous

    10/01/2019 at 6:16 pm

    iOS13 is google friendly made.
    For example, Safari13 repeatedly and periodically try to connect to safebrowsing.googleapis.com
    even if I completely turned off fraudulent site protection and I just only enabled private browsing mode.
    iOS13 or Safari13 sends every apple user’s device information(http useragent) and ip address periodically to google company. It includes usage pattern information and indication of who is using apple device.
    Why? Now, apple is best friend of google. My privacy and anonymity is not important to them.
    My iOS version is 13.1.2

  3. אאא

    10/02/2019 at 8:51 am

    Don’t update to IOS 13 by any means they make a lot of small (and very annoying) changes to make you want a new iPhone
    IOS 13 is not suitable for a reset that has the 3D Touch Home button does not switch between appliques
    3D Touch works in parallel with a long touch which is really uncomfortable
    A large part of the changes in IOS 13 do not take into account that the iPhone 8 screen is smaller than more advanced devices

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