What is Bluetooth Exchange TraceTogether?

TraceTogether adopts a community-driven approach to combat the spread of COVID-19. When TraceTogether devices (e.g. phones with TraceTogether App installed, TraceTogether Tokens) are nearby other devices participating in the TraceTogether Programme, they exchange anonymised proximity information using Bluetooth.

Does TraceTogether work without Bluetooth?

You can disable TraceTogether’s functionality any time by turning Bluetooth off or by pausing the App from the option in your home screen (currently only for Android). We will not be able to help notify you quickly of possible exposure to COVID-19 during this period when your App isn’t working.

Why does TraceTogether need Bluetooth?

It works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other users of the app who are in close proximity. Records of your encounters with other users of this app will be stored locally in your phone. The data will only be required if you are contacted by MOH for contact tracing investigations.

Is TraceTogether token necessary?

The mandatory use of TraceTogether comes as more than 90 per cent of the population have either downloaded the app or collected the token, said the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a joint statement on Thursday (April 22).

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Can you transfer files through Bluetooth?

In Bluetooth & other devices settings, scroll down to Related Settings, select Send or receive files via Bluetooth. In Bluetooth File Transfer, select Send files and choose the phone you want to share to then hit Next. Select Browse to find the file or files to share, then select Open > Next to send it, then Finish.

Is it OK to leave Bluetooth on all the time?

Bluetooth technology offers convenience – from hands-free phone calls to wireless file-sharing to playing music on a vehicle’s speakers. But leaving your Bluetooth on all the time can be dangerous, and hackers are exploiting the technology to access private information, spread malicious software and more.

Should Bluetooth be on or off?

Whenever you don’t absolutely need it, you should go ahead and turn it off. Minimizing your Bluetooth usage minimizes your exposure to very real vulnerabilities. … You might end up flipping the switch fairly often to use Bluetooth headphones. But you likely don’t use Bluetooth most of the time.

Can I off TraceTogether?

TraceTogether is designed for contact tracing. … All personal contact tracing data that was collected will be deleted as soon as practicable. For the App, you can also disable its functionality any time by turning the App’s Bluetooth permissions off or deleting the App.

What is range of Bluetooth?

The range of the Bluetooth® connection is approximately 30 feet (10 meters). However, maximum communication range will vary depending on obstacles (person, metal, wall, etc.) or electromagnetic environment.

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How do I keep apps from running in the background?

Android – “App Run in Background Option”

  1. Open the SETTINGS app. You will find the settings app on the home screen or apps tray.
  2. Scroll down and click on DEVICE CARE.
  3. Click on BATTERY options.
  4. Click on APP POWER MANAGEMENT.
  5. Click on PUT UNUSED APPS TO SLEEP in advanced settings.
  6. Select the slider to OFF.

Does TraceTogether drain battery?

An app update rolled out at the weekend allows TraceTogether to run in the background on iPhones to exchange Bluetooth “handshakes” with nearby devices for contact tracing. Previously, the app had to run in the foreground, which drained the battery and meant users could not use their handsets for anything else.

How do I know if my TraceTogether token is working?

The TraceTogether Token is always on. To ensure that the Token is working, check if there is a blinking green light (it should blink once every minute).

Who needs TraceTogether token?

All residents* (including pass holders) who wish to collect a Token can do so at any Community Centre/Club. Bring along your original ID (with barcode) to collect your Token. You may collect Tokens on behalf of your family members by producing their IDs.

Can I collect TraceTogether token at other CC?

From 1 February 2021, you can collect your TraceTogether Tokens at any Community Centre/Club. Please check TokenGoWhere (token.gowhere.gov.sg) for the most updated collection details.

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