It turns out there's a simple scanning hack for the NZ Covid tracer app and here's how to do it ...

Publish Date
Friday, 29 January 2021, 11:20AM

Using the NZ Covid tracer app regularly to keep a record of where you’ve been is more important than ever.

But if we’re honest there are times when it can feel like a bit of a hassle manually finding the app in our phone and opening it every time we go into a shop or take public transport.

Luckily, it turns out there is a simple and genius life hack for making scanning even easier.

If you’re an iPhone user all you have to do is tap the back of your phone - about where the Apple logo sits - and it pops open!

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Now there are a few steps you have to take to set it up initially – but once it’s done all you have to do is double (or triple) tap, scan, and go!

Dr Michelle Dickinson - aka Nanogirl – shared a super handy tutorial for setting up this neat function, which works for iPhone 8 and above.

Happy scanning everyone!

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