Download: iOS 13.7 Beta 1 IPSW Links, OTA Profile Update With COVID-19 Notifications Without Apps Released

Apple today released a surprise iOS 13.7 beta for developers. The update has a couple of changes with the most importing being the ability for users to receive COVID-19 exposure notifications without the need to download an app first.

Previously, users needed to have an app installed that took advantage of the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, but that’s no longer a requirement with iOS 13.7 installed.

iOS 13.7 lets you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority. For more information see This release also includes other bug fixes for your iPhone.

While users no longer need to download an app to be notified if they have been exposed to COVID-19, they will need one if they want to report that they have been infected themselves.

Today’s iOS 13.7 update is an important one because it should enable a faster, more complete spread of devices that can now tell users when they need to get themselves tested for potential COVID-19 infection.

Developers with a compatible iPhone can now download iOS 13.7 beta 1 via the Apple developer portal.

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