How to Toggle Off COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5

Ali Salman
Toggle Off Exposure Notifications

Apple recently introduced its first version of exposure notification API. The API has been designed to allow apps developed by public health authorities to notify users who come into contact with COVID-19 victims. The Exposure Notification will let a user know if they have been exposed to the virus. The beta was released yesterday and if you have installed the latest beta on your iPhone or iPad, you can make use of the feature right now. We will let you know how you can toggle off Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5.

Toggle Off COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5 - Step By Step Instructions

If you're concerned about privacy, there has been immense attention paid to it as no personally identifiable information will be shared with the public health authorities including location data. Since the exposure notification feature will be enabled by default, you can always opt-out of it once you have upgraded to iOS 13.5. That's right, you can disable Exposure Notifications in Settings.

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Apple has added a toggle in iOS 13.5 to disable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications. While we would recommend that you let the feature work its charm just in case but if you don't want to participate and don't want to be notified if you potentially come into contact with someone carrying the virus, then you can opt-out of it. We have devised a set of step by step instructions that you can follow to toggle off Exposure Notifications. Here's how to do it.

1. The first thing that you have to do is to launch the Settings app.

Toggle Off Exposure Notifications

2. Now, scroll down and head over to Privacy.

Toggle Off Exposure Notifications

3. Tap on Health.

4. Select COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.

.5. Simply toggle it Off.

That's all that you have to do to toggle off Exposure Notifications. The purpose of adding this feature is to limit the spread of COVID-19. It will notify users who have been exposed to the virus so they can isolate themselves from the world. They will also get recommendations from local health authorities.

If you wish to re-enable Exposure Notifications on iOS 13.5, follow the same steps as listed above and simply toggle it back on. iOS 13.5 is available as a beta currently and will be rolled out to users in the coming weeks. The beta also brings bug fixes and performance enhancements to the table. In order to receive Exposure Notifications, you also have to download a dedicated app from the public health authority that makes use of the API. If you have the toggle enabled but don't have the app installed, you will not receive any Exposure Notifications.

That's all there is to it, we will update you as soon as we hear more on the subject.

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