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A Covid-19-tracing software tool is available in the settings for both Android phones and iPhones as part of an update for their Operating Systems .
"exposure alert" tool is turned off by default, and is not a tracing app itself.
It allows an app to run in the background, while still using Bluetooth.
This allows the app to measure the distance between two mobile phones And Then the mobile phone will alert the owner when someone in the vicinity of them tested later positive for Covid-19.
In the UK, there are currently no available contact-tracing app.
The update caused some confusion, with people querying the new addition to their mobile phones on Social Media .
"This is not a new app, but an additional element is added to allow the phones" Operating Systems , approved the developers create apps that warn of potentially prior to the close proximity to infected persons," said the Computer Scientist Prof Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey.
"Only approved apps from Google and Apple stores to open in your app, where you try to make use of this possibility. "The tools (from the Apple on The Left side, Android on The Right -hand side) have to be found in The Phone settings
On iPhones you have it in the app " settings, on the privacy menu, And Then health sub-section. On Android phones, the Google services and settings) in the section "settings" menu.
It does not work with the popular, which has been downloaded More Than 3m times.
A team from the NHS, developers had built a contact tracing app and tested it on The Isle of Wight, but the British government is to now integrate the planning software, developed by Apple and Google.
This tool is part of the cooperation between the tech giant.
It allows mobile phones to exchange data and alert you if you have found anyone nearby coronavirus.
However, that the data is not stored anywhere centrally located - this was what I wanted to do the UK first.