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COVID-19 exposure notification settings begin to go live for iOS users with new update

Apple has released iOS 13.5, which includes support for the Exposure Notification API that it co-created with Google to support public health authorities in their contact tracing efforts to combat COVID-19. The API requires third-party apps developed by public health authorities for use, and none have yet been released, but iOS device users already have access to COVID-19 Exposure Logging global settings.
As previewed in the beta release, you can access the Exposure Logging settings under the Settings app, then navigating to the Privacy subsection. From there, you can select the Health submenu and find the COVID-19 Exposure Logging setting, which will be off be default. It cant be turned on at all until you actually get an authorized app to enable them, at which point youll receive a pop-up asking you to authorize Exposure Notifications access.Once you do, you can return here to toggle notifications off, and also manually delete your devices exposure log should you choose to opt out.
Apple and Google both have emphasized that they want as much user control and visibility into the Exposure Notification API as possible. Theyre using randomized, temporary identifiers that are not centrally stored to do the exposure notification, and are also forbidding the simultaneous use of geolocation services and the Exposure Notification API within the same app. This manual control is another step to ensure that users have full control over what info they share to participate in the system, and when.
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