iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 Beta 1 Now Available For Download

iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 Beta 1 Now Available For Download

Apple today released iOS 13.7 Beta 1 to the public. The latest beta release of iOS 13 only contains one major change which is the ability to use the COVID-19 exposure notification system without having to download an app.

This will allow iPhone users to opt-in for COVID-19 exposure notifications without having to download an app from their local health authority. Previously, Apple required that users download a contact tracing app from their health authority before they could opt-in for the COVID-19 exposure notification system.

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.

You can download iOS 13.7 Beta 1 for developers on your iPhone by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Apple also released the iPadOS 13.7 Beta 1 update for iPads with some minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple rarely releases new iOS 13 builds so late into the iOS 14 beta release cycle but given the pandemic worldwide, the company has continued to work on its COVID-19 exposure notification system and release updates for it accordingly.

If you find any other changes in iOS 13.7, drop a comment and let us know about it!

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