"If you downloaded the latest iOS update back in May, and any following updates, then congratulations...your COVID-19 infection status will likely soon be tracked by state health officials as part of each state's contact tracing efforts. Many iPhone users across the US have over the past few days started to notice a new setting under the 'privacy' subtab of the iPhone health app. It looks like this, and allows users to "toggle on" COVID-19 exposure logging. It's all thanks to the latest update of Apple's iOS operating system for iPhone, iOS13.5."
Some on twitter have only just noticed the toggle button, and we must note that it appears to have been quietly installed by Apple in recent days.
Honestly even if you turn it off I’m assuming it’s still on— Evan (@ndafed1776) June 19, 2020
A similar setting has been installed on Android phones.
Did your phone act up with no service a few days ago? What if I told you they secretly added #covid19 trackers. iPhones: settings/privacy/health. It’s there. Awake yet?— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) June 19, 2020
Yup; it's on mine.— Pillow-Queen (@sara_jo_1969) June 19, 2020
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