Do Covid alerts fail on your old iPhone? Apple updates iOS 12 to fix it

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Brian Adam
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Last year, a few weeks after the pandemic started in the West, back in the month of March, Google and Apple announced that they would work together to get both iOS and Android to function as a single body around the traces and notifications of close contacts with potential people infected with Covid-19, in such a way that it would be easier to inform those people that they should lock themselves at home and quarantine .

As a result of this work, applications were emerging in each of the countries and, in the case of Spain, we have a call called Covid Radar, which is only compatible with those devices whose version of the operating system can work with those libraries and designed tools, in this case, by those of Cupertino. That left out of the iPhone list all those who were not compatible with iOS 13first, and iOS 14 later.

In December the solution arrived

Luckily things didn’t stop there because many users who keep their old devices active found themselves out of that coverage of the Covid-19 detection apps, so Apple went a little further, releasing an update to iOS 12 in mid-December more than two years after replacing it. Specifically 12.5, which only serves to install in old discontinued models that possibility of tracking and notifying potential risk contacts.

Radar Covid in the iOS settings.

However, in just a month Apple has had to update its operating system again by releasing iOS 12.5.1 to correct a bug that caused alerts from potential contacts not to be offered to the user as they should. As Californians have posted, “This update addresses an issue where exposure notifications could incorrectly display the language of the registration profile.”

As of the update is already applied, users will be able to read those contact notifications without problems, in your language and quickly to promote instant confinements that can prevent other infections. Obviously, if you have a device that is compatible with a more modern version of iOS, you don’t have to worry, although if you keep any of these models that work with iOS 12 at home, we recommend updating it. Precisely, the way to apply the update is the same as in any other version of the operating system. We go to “Settings”, then to “General” and finally we touch on “Software update” for that iOS 12.5.1 update to appear.

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