Category: covid-19

How to Turn On COVID Exposure Notifications in iOS 14

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Did you know that your iPhone may be able to inform you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19? With the contact tracing API, Apple has been working with public health authorities in creating services and apps that can alert users if they’ve been in contact with a COVID infected person. Of course not all regions support the effort yet (and most states and localities do not), but over time support by health authorities is likely to improve.

Earlier this year, Apple introduced exposure notifications for its iPhones and iPads to combat COVID-19. It was first…

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How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which…

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How to Find COVID-19 Testing Locations with Apple Maps on iPhone & iPad

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If you are interested in finding a COVID-19 testing location, Apple Maps may be able to help track down a place where you can get tested for the novel coronavirus.

Finding COVID-19 testing facilities near you, or even in a different region, is quite easy with Apple Maps. Here’s all that you will need to do:

How to Find COVID-19 / Coronavirus Testing with Apple Maps

  1. Open the Apple Maps app on iPhone (or iPad)
  2. Tap in the “Search” field
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  4. At the top of the Search list tap on “COVID-19 Testing”
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  6. Locate a COVID-19 testing location near you
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  8. Tap on a…

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How to Enable and Disable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications on iPhone

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Apple and Google have teamed up to aid governments and health authorities in the fight against the SARS-COV2 / COVID-19 pandemic by releasing the first version of their COVID-19 exposure notification API for both iOS and Android devices. For iPhone users, this arrives as a COVID-19 exposure logging feature in iOS 13.5 and later.

Previously referred to as the contact tracing API, the tech giants aim to assist developers who’re working for health authorities in creating apps that can alert users if they’ve been in contact with an infected person. This is…

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