Apple brings you a new system that will certainly make it easy for you to take part in COVID-19 exposure notifications. This can be done without any kind of separate application requirement.
Yes, we are all waiting for the upcoming update of iOS 14 but, the iOS 13 is still left with a number of surprises for you. Yes, the latest iOS 13.7 has exclusively come up with an exciting new attribute in the name of Exposure Notifications Express. All you need to do is to update your iPhone and enjoy this new feature with ease. You can do the same by opening the Settings application and tap on the General option as there you will find the Software Update.
Talking about the Exposure Notifications API developed by Google and Apple was actually first released in version iOS 13.5. With the help of this move, it gave the official state health agencies to develop and maintain the applications in such a way that it lets the users know whether someone is near to them who has tested COVID-19 positive. The best part was that the privacy of your confidential data was not compromised at all. There was no recording or access of personal id and information.
That was the first phase that came into existence just to make sure that the tracing of the COVID-19 patients works perfectly fine. It was very important to make this attribute used all around the world so that the maximum number of individuals can be protected from the virus attack. So, this is why they came up with something that is easy to use and there is no requirement of any other separate application. In fact, this new attribute also doesn’t involve government agencies to maintain or develop them as per the needs
The release of iOS 13.7 was the starting of phase two of Exposure Notification Express. If you are residing in any particular area that has given the nod to use this attribute, then your nearby public health service provider can join hands with Apple to help them with contact tracing attributes without having a separate application. Yes, it completely depends on the users to use it or not but, this will help them trace it for sure.
While developing the respective attribute, Apple connected with the CDC, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Task Force for Global Health, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. This means that the system was developed in such a way that it is compatible enough with the existing systems itself.
If you are thinking about using this attribute, all you need to do is open Settings, and then find Exposure Notifications. You need to tap on the Exposure Notifications to turn it on. As and when you choose your area, your iPhone will let you know if Exposure Notifications is available or not for further usage.