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iOS 13.5 will bring a host programm gasteig of handy programm gasteig features to help with coronavirus
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Apple has published a programm gasteig developer beta programm gasteig version programm gasteig of the upcoming iOS 13.5 release, programm gasteig revealing that the new programm gasteig version of the programm gasteig mobile operating system might bring a number programm gasteig of features programm gasteig that will help programm gasteig with the current coronavirus crisis.

Unfortunately, this beta programm gasteig version isn’t available to the programm gasteig public and programm gasteig is programm gasteig intended purely for developers to preview programm gasteig the new programm gasteig features programm gasteig and, programm gasteig as programm gasteig a result, make any adjustments programm gasteig they may need programm gasteig to their apps.

It’s also worth mentioning that, as this programm gasteig is a programm gasteig beta version, programm gasteig there’s no programm gasteig guarantee that programm gasteig these features will programm gasteig make it to the programm gasteig final release, programm gasteig but programm gasteig they are more than likely strong programm gasteig indicators of updates programm gasteig to come, at programm gasteig the very programm gasteig least.

Contact-tracing

Earlier in April, Google and programm gasteig Apple programm gasteig announced that programm gasteig they programm gasteig would team up to programm gasteig turn programm gasteig your phone into programm gasteig a programm gasteig contact-tracing device to programm gasteig help curb programm gasteig the programm gasteig spread of Covid-19. 

Using programm gasteig Bluetooth to programm gasteig scan programm gasteig for nearby programm gasteig devices that are in the user’s programm gasteig vicinity for a set duration, this programm gasteig service will then transfer anonymous identifiers programm gasteig (randomly generated keys) between devices, alerting the user programm gasteig if they’ve been programm gasteig close to anyone who programm gasteig has programm gasteig since tested positive for programm gasteig the programm gasteig virus.

At this programm gasteig stage, it’s just programm gasteig an iOS programm gasteig and Android API, programm gasteig meaning other official governmental programm gasteig and health departments will need to programm gasteig use this programm gasteig framework programm gasteig to programm gasteig develop their own programm gasteig applications. Now that programm gasteig the tools are available in programm gasteig the developer beta programm gasteig for iOS, the process should speed programm gasteig up considerably.

Face ID and FaceTime

Face ID will also programm gasteig be getting some tweaks to help tackle the programm gasteig issue of the security measure failing to programm gasteig recognize people wearing face masks.

Users programm gasteig with an iPhone sporting programm gasteig this biometric programm gasteig feature currently have to wait programm gasteig for it to fail before they’re programm gasteig prompted to enter programm gasteig their PIN code. The update programm gasteig will programm gasteig alter this process so that the programm gasteig number pad appears along with Face ID programm gasteig recognition, immediately after programm gasteig swiping programm gasteig to unlock the device.

Anyone currently using programm gasteig FaceTime to make programm gasteig group video calls to programm gasteig stay programm gasteig connected programm gasteig will have found that the programm gasteig video feed of the person speaking gets enlarged programm gasteig by default. As per a programm gasteig new programm gasteig feature in iOS 13.5 beta, a programm gasteig setting might be added to programm gasteig FaceTime group calls that will allow participants programm gasteig to programm gasteig disable that feature, keeping the programm gasteig tile of programm gasteig the programm gasteig person currently talking programm gasteig small if preferred.

No programm gasteig details have been programm gasteig revealed on when iOS programm gasteig 13.5 will be available programm gasteig to the public, but we programm gasteig can programm gasteig assume these programm gasteig features will be rolled programm gasteig out programm gasteig with some degree of programm gasteig urgency given the current situation.