Apple releases iOS 13.7 with standalone COVID-19 Exposure Notifications feature


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Apple on Tuesday released iOS 13.7 to iPhone owners. Included in the update, along with bug fixes and general improvements, is Apple’s standalone version COVID-19 Exposure Notifications feature. 

The original version of this feature required a local health authority to create an app, which then allowed users to opt-in to the contact tracing feature. However, iOS 13.7 forgoes the need for your local health department or group to create an app. 

Instead, your local health authority will only need to opt-in to the program before you can turn the feature on. 

You can download and install the update on your…

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