The importance of the upcoming update is the availability of a special API for the proprietary technology for tracking coronavirus cases, which is being developed jointly with Google. The launch of the system was postponed to the end of April, so it eventually took place even faster than originally planned.
For the technology to work properly, you need to download the official app of the Ministry of health in your region of residence. You will need to allow access to data exchange via Bluetooth, as well as confirm your consent to send and use it. Participation is completely voluntary. The current concept is the first stage that allows you to use billions of smartphones to quickly track social contacts around the world.
The second stage of development will take the technology to the next level — it will be able to work without third-party software. The corresponding Bluetooth-based functionality will be natively integrated into the Android and iOS operating systems. This decision is planned to be implemented in the coming months, but no later than the end of 2020. Thus, tracking coronavirus cases will be part of the upcoming releases of Android 11 and iOS 14.
How to Enable or Disable COVID-19 system tracking on an iPhone:
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and go to the "Privacy" section.
Step 3: Select the "Health" section.
Step 4: Click "COVID-19 exposure Notifications" at the top.
Step 5: Tap the switch to enable or disable notifications.
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