Apple recently released a beta update for iOS 13.5, which we might rather call "pandemic iOS updateInstead of the "iOS 13.5 Public Beta 2" version.
The new version of iOS includes the first version of the API developed in partnership with Google, in which confirmed contacts with COVID-19 are tracked, and those with whom they have been in contact in the last 14 days will be notified about this. An API for which the two CEOs of Apple and Google have agreed to develop and implement it on both iOS 13 and Android 11.
The API will be available starting today, May 1, 2020, and for government institutions whose developers will be able to come up with new ideas for improvement and will be able to develop population alerting applications.
Settings for COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are available in Settings> Privacy> Health> COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.
Another novelty of iOS 13.5 is related to facial identification. Face ID is a measure of biometric security very strong, but during this period many people wear it respiratory protection mask on face. Unlocking your iPhone or making payments through Apple Pay can hardly be done with Face ID if at that moment we were wearing a mask.
Apple has slightly modified this technology, and if at the time of unlocking we have the mask on the face, instead of Face ID, the screen will be activated in which to enter the iPhone unlock password / PIN.
Unlocking will be done automatically with Face ID when we are not wearing a respirator.
iOS 13.5 Public Beta 2 is available for all users who have iPhone or iPad devices enrolled in Apple Software Beta Program.
This update will soon be received by all owners of iOS 13 compatible iPhone devices.