Apple has released iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 along with a more widely spread exposure notifications system specifically designed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, users need not follow or download any instruction or application from the public health authorities and will be able to utilise the COVID-19 Exposure Notification technology. Download iOS 13.7 Final for iPhone and iPad with COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Without App Download and Install iOS 13 Beta 7 or iPadOS 13 Beta 7 Without Developer Account. IPadOS 13 is the first major version of iPadOS that was spun off from iOS, starting with version 13.1, which was released on September 24, 2019. 1 Supported models 2 Unsupported devices 3 History 3.1 Release history 4 References 5 See also 6 External links iPad (5th, 6th, 7th generation) iPad Air (2nd, 3rd generation) iPad mini (4th, 5th generation) iPad Pro (all models to date) iPad Air (1st.© Provided by BGR iOS 13.7 release
Apple rolled out iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 for iPhone and iPad on Wednesday.
The update allows iPhone and iPad users to opt in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without needing to download an app first.
This might be the last numbered iOS 13 update ahead of the launch of iOS 14 this fall.
Apple rolled out iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 to the public on Wednesday, just two weeks after iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 showed up. There are a number of bug fixes and improvements contained within, but the highlight of the 13.7 release is the ability to opt in to COVID-19 Exposure Notifications without downloading an app from a public health authority. You’ll still need an app to confirm a positive case, but the system is now built in to your Apple device.
UPDATE: The new iOS and iPadOS versions are actually developer betas and not public releases, but we’ll update this post when and if iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 make their way out to the general public.
Here are the official iOS 13.7 release notes from Apple:
iOS 13.7 lets 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 see covid19.apple.com/contacttracing. This release also includes other bug fixes for your iPhone.
Providing you haven’t already moved on to the iOS 14 developer beta or public beta, you might find these fixes to be useful. The good news is that the beta has been so stable, there hasn’t been any real reason to revert to the current version of the OS. iOS 14 is expected to roll out this fall alongside the new iPhone 12 models.
If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 13.7 or iPadOS 13.7, we put together a full list below that contains every compatible device. If your device is on there, you’re good to go:
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (1st generation)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPod touch (7th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad mini 4
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Air 2
As we’re sure you know by now, installing a new iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn’t be easier. Just navigate to Settings >General >Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.]]>
Today brought a surprise update for iOS 13: iOS 13.7 adds Exposure Notifications Express, the next phase of Apple and Google's collaboration to aid local, regional, and national governments in tracking COVID-19 exposure and isolating those infected. iOS 13.7 adds a few additional minor features, and it is joined by iPadOS 13.7, which mostly includes bug fixes. Google will launch its own version of Exposure Notifications Express on Android later this month.Back in April, Apple and Google announced a joint plan to develop a system that would use the Bluetooth hardware in iPhones and Android phones to assist in contact tracing amidst the pandemic. 'Exposure Notifications Express' is the moniker for the second phase of this rollout—the first phase began with software updates in May that included an API to help public health authorities develop their own apps for this purpose. Now, with this update, those authorities can gain the benefits of high-tech exposure tracking without developing their own apps.
In Apple's implementation for iOS, users who are in participating states are prompted to opt in to receive notifications if the contact-tracing data indicates they may have been exposed. The user is then advised on next steps to take, which are defined by the user's local public health authority. Public health authorities define when and under what circumstances notifications are sent as well as what guidance is provided to those who may have been exposed.Advertisement
So far, Maryland, Nevada, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are participating in the Exposure Notifications Express system, though more may come later. Virginia, North Dakota, Wyoming, Alabama, Arizona, and Nevada had previously launched exposure notification solutions using the API. Also, 20 countries have already launched exposure-tracking apps. The new Exposure Notifications Express approach does not impact existing solutions, Apple and Google say.
As for other changes in iOS 13.7, Apple's release notes say the update adds new Memoji stickers and enables iCloud Drive folder sharing for the Files app as well as new bug fixes. Since iPads are not included in the exposure notification system, the iPadOS 13.7 update focuses on bug fixes.
iOS 13.7 is likely either the last or the next-to-last software update for iPhones before the launch of iOS 14, which is expected to happen within the next few weeks.
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