What's new in iOS 13.5? Including the COVID-19 contact tracing tech

The jailbreak will work on all iPhones running iOS 13.5

The jailbreak will work on all iPhones running iOS 13.5

Apple and Google, earlier this year, announced a collaborative effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus by introducing contact-tracing tools to both iOS and Android.

Since many governments across the globe are making it mandatory to wear face masks while venturing out, the feature was much awaited as many iPhone users prefer FaceID over other unlocking methods.

If you enable COVID-19 exposure logging, apps that use the API will use Bluetooth to regularly send out a beacon over Bluetooth that includes a random identifier. The aim is to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus via a notification.

iOS 13.5 also comes with an Exposure Notification API, which supports Covid-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. Other health agencies in other locations will get access in the coming weeks. The notes also detail the contact tracing apps framework or "Exposure Notification API".

The team claims they tested the jailbreak solution on iOS 13.5 running on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7.

The update means that if users consent to downloading such an app, their phones will automatically have the software to support it. (Image credit: Future)(Image credit: Future)(Image credit: Future)4. Our technology is created to make these apps work better. When the phone detects that users are wearing their masks, the unlock process will skip the Face ID authentication and jump straight to passcode when swiping up from the bottom of the Lock Screen - this prevents users from having to fail their face authentication before they are directed to the passcode screen.

- Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID.

Apple has updated Group FaceTime with a new toggle that disables automatic enlarging of the tile belonging to the person who is speaking.

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