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Contact Tracing Tool Disabled!

Be wary, the much lauded Apple Bluetooth contact tracing tool (as opposed to the government’s wholly inadequate “digital diary”) was working perfectly well on my IPhone until I installed the latest update iOS 14, only to find the tool has been disabled and cant be re-enabled.  Evidently, Apple knows about the issue.

This is hopeless. How are we supposed to know if our tracing app or tool is working when unbeknown to us and without any warning it disables itself? We need far better co-ordination, public notifications and advise on this issue. Most of us want to do the right thing but the government, and Apple, has to lift its game in this area.


Clive Elliott-Barrister

I live and work in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a frequent writer and commentator on intellectual property and information technology issues. I am a barrister, patent attorney, and arbitrator. Before going to the Bar in 2000, I was a partner and headed the litigation team at Baldwin Shelston Waters/Baldwins. I took silk in 2013. Feel free to contact me via phone, email or social media.