The latest beta version of Apple’s iOS 13.5 adds new features and parameters designed to make it easier to fight COVID-19. Appleiphonestop scans the latest update to see what’s coming as the update approaches.
iOS 13.5 has several changes related to COVID-19
The new beta version of iOS 13.5 is actually the third beta version of iOS 13.4.5 that Apple has had to rename due to the inclusion of its COVID-19 tracking SDK. This new SDK and this new API will allow certain developers to create applications capable of facilitating the follow-up of the contacts of those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
In addition to this included SDK, Apple has also included a toggle in the settings to disable COVID-19 exposure notifications. Currently, in the beta version, it’s opt-out rather than opt-in. Currently, however, the user still needs to download an official application that does not yet exist to use the functionality.
How to disable COVID-19 exposure notification on iOS 13.5
- Head toward Settings
- Go to Privacy
- To select Health
- Choose the COVID-19 exposure notification and turn it off
Unlocking your iPhone when wearing a face mask is easier with iOS 13.5
On iPhones compatible with Face ID, it is slightly more difficult to unlock your phone while wearing a face mask. With this update, Face ID will recognize the mask and automatically prompt you for your password, rather than waiting for Face ID to expire.
Previously, you had to swipe up and wait for Face ID to fail before Apple asked you to enter your PIN. Now it’s instant when a mask is detected.
Apple will launch iOS 13.5 in the coming weeks with updates for Apple, Apple TV, iPad and Mac.
Users can now turn off the dynamic zoom effect of Group FaceTime, which automatically maximizes the participants’ window when they speak. Instead, users can select the person to focus on by pressing a new static window interface.
If you find other changes in iOS 13.5, let us know on Twitter at Andrew_OSU.