How And Why You Should Install Arogya Setu App During COVID-19 Times 

Thursday April 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

Aarogya Setu App, was launched by the government of India for coronavirus tracking  The motive behind developing this app is to help individuals identify the risk of contracting COVID-19 by simply using Bluetooth as well as the location services of your Smartphone.

The ministry of electronics and information technology is the mastermind behind this app. you can download this app on both Android and IOS Smartphones by visiting Play Store and App Store respectively. The app has witnessed around 10 million downloads alone on the Android platform.

Functions of Aarogya Setu App

The Aarogya Setu app facilitates tracking of the user’s movement. Also, it informs the users in case they might have come into contact with an individual who might have been tested positive for novel coronavirus.

To track the movements, the app uses the phone’s location services. The app makes use of Bluetooth connectivity of the phone to communicate with the other devices. It gathers data as well as sends it to the government servers with the help of Smartphones’ internet connection. This entire process of gathering and sending information of the users takes place in the background without troubling the users. The user is only informed in case he seems to have contracted the COVID-10 positive patient.

Steps To Download/ Use Aarogya Setu app on Android phone

Visit Play Store

Once your smartphone is connected to the internet, you need to visit the Play Store and search for this app by typing its name on the search bar. 

Tap download

Press the download tab and wait for the download to complete.

Open app

Now open this app on your smartphone and grant permission related to location, Bluetooth and others.

Verify phone number

Next, enter the phone number followed by verifying it with the help of a one-time password (OTP) that you receive on your phone number.

Answer questions

Set-up is completed, as you answer all the assessment questions. Most of the answers are from your travel history.

Take assessment

Prior to beginning using the app, you need to take up an assessment first. The motive behind this assessment is to evaluate in case you, the user of the app is experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19. The answers that are collected from this assessment are sent to the government servers facilitating the government in taking timely measures to control the spread if required.

Developing this app is one of the best measures that the government has taken to combat coronavirus pandemic.

However, if you want to get maximum benefits out of using the app, keep the internet connection to your Smartphone available all the time. Without causing any interruption in the use of other apps, this application keeps working in the background to keep you aware.

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