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.
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