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    #16
    Originally posted by Mrsb, Essex View Post

    I thought Bluetooth was involved, but businesses have to apply for a QR code so that you can scan in. Whether Bluetooth is involved in that I don’t know. Apparently you need IOS 14 if you have iPhone.
    Val
    If the system is reliant on QR codes alone, I wonder how many false alerts are issued?? OOI according to a survey, only 10% of those alerted follow the advice.

    Sorry if resident in England, I would not scan any QR code (btw I am curious who they sell the data to) and they can take my phone number the old fashioned way

    Annie

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      #17
      Originally posted by Mrsb, Essex View Post

      I thought Bluetooth was involved, but businesses have to apply for a QR code so that you can scan in. Whether Bluetooth is involved in that I don’t know. Apparently you need IOS 14 if you have iPhone.
      Val




      Mrsb


      From BBC on line

      The app is available for smartphones only - not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.

      To get started, go to Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store and search for "NHS Covid-19".

      The handsets must have Android 6.0 (released in 2015) or iOS 13.5 (released in May 2020) and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That excludes the iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple's handsets.
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        #18
        Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post





        Mrsb


        From BBC on line

        The app is available for smartphones only - not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.

        To get started, go to Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store and search for "NHS Covid-19".

        The handsets must have Android 6.0 (released in 2015) or iOS 13.5 (released in May 2020) and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That excludes the iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple's handsets.
        That is the problem here in Ontario. You need an up to date phone to use it. My iPhone is about three years old, works perfectly but will not accept IOS 13.5. Most of my friends in my age group (seniors) cannot use the app because they don't have new phones. The take up here is low, so it is not very effective.

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          #19
          Originally posted by smtcan, Scarborough View Post

          That is the problem here in Ontario. You need an up to date phone to use it. My iPhone is about three years old, works perfectly but will not accept IOS 13.5. Most of my friends in my age group (seniors) cannot use the app because they don't have new phones. The take up here is low, so it is not very effective.
          Singapore overcame that issue:

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-54206824

          Annie

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            #20
            Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post





            Mrsb


            From BBC on line

            The app is available for smartphones only - not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.

            To get started, go to Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store and search for "NHS Covid-19".

            The handsets must have Android 6.0 (released in 2015) or iOS 13.5 (released in May 2020) and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That excludes the iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple's handsets.
            I have an iPhone 6S. I have IOS 14 installed. I have downloaded the app and it appears to be working, though I haven’t been anywhere to check in yet. No doubt by the time I do it will have been withdrawn as another failure.
            Val

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              #21
              Originally posted by Mrsb, Essex View Post
              I have an iPhone 6S. I have IOS 14 installed. I have downloaded the app and it appears to be working, though I haven’t been anywhere to check in yet. No doubt by the time I do it will have been withdrawn as another failure.
              Val
              If you have downloaded the App and Bluetooth is on - you are up and running.

              Let's hope you don't receive any alerts

              Annie

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                #22
                The QR code is for the track and trace on your phone you don't get in if you don't register for track and trace by that or other method.

                Scotland is behind on offering that option through the app

                The Bluetooth is used by all apps so your phone can track other phones it has been in contact with it knows nothing about the other phones but a random changing code.

                You have to activate the tracking downloading the app and Bluetooth is not enough.

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