iPhone users: Here's how to enable the WI COVID-19 exposure notification

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 14:14:16-05

Wisconsin has launched a new COVID-19 contact tracing notification system to help notify people faster if they've come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

For android users, it's an app to download. But, for iPhone users, all you have to do is change a couple of settings.

Here's how you can set up the notifications:

Step one: Make sure your Bluetooth settings are enabled. You can do so by going to the "Settings" app, click on "Bluetooth" and switch to "on".

Step two: Scroll down to "Exposure Notifications". (It should be right under "Emergency SOS".) Once inside the "Exposure Notifications", follow the prompts by clicking "continue." You will then be prompted to select your region and state.

Step three: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will display terms of use. To accept, you should scroll down and select "Agree."

Step four: A "Turn on exposure notifications?" screen will pop up. Click "Turn On" to enable the notifications.

After following these steps, the notification system is now enabled.

To share that you have tested positive for coronavirus, you can click "Share a COVID-19 Diagnosis," located inside the "Exposure Notifications".

There is also a link that explains how the Exposure Notifications work. You can also turn off the notifications at any time inside settings.

For Google and Android users, you can download the app here.

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