A MYSTERY “COVID-19 Exposure Logging” function has appeared in settings on iPhones and Android devices.
COVID-19 Exposure Logging can be accessed by iPhone and Android users through the “settings” section of both phones.
The features allow for contact tracing when the connecting phone apps are downloaded.
To access the COVID logging feature on iPhones, users must go under “settings,” then click on “privacy,” and lastly “health.”
Android users can reportedly access the secretive feature by clicking “settings,” then google, and then “settings” again.
According to the feature: “When enabled, iPhone can exchange random IDs with other devices using bluetooth.
“This enables an app to notify you if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.”
It also informs users that Exposure Logging is unable to access any data or add data to the Health app.
Anyone with an iPhone who is unable to see the feature should complete the latest iOS 13.5.1software update and try again.
The feature, which allows users to opt-in or out, explains: “You cannot turn on Exposure Logging without an authorized app installed that can send Exposure Notifications.
“When enabled iPhone can exchange random IDs with other devices using Bluetooth.
“The random IDs your device collects are stored in an exposure log for 14 days. This exposure log allows an app you authorize to notify you if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
“If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 you can choose to share your own device’s random IDs with the authorized app so it can notify others anonymously.”
Source: The Sun