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Aarogya Setu App: How to set up and use Aarogya Setu app?

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Written by Nidhi Rawat

Aarogya Setu App: How to set up and use Aarogya Setu app

Aarogya Setu App: Aarogya Setu which means “A bridge of health”, a mobile app, is becoming very useful these days with the on-going novel coronavirus crises.  This app has been developed by the ministry of electronics and IT in order to help out the citizens for identifying their risk of controlling the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Right now, the app has been downloaded by more than 15 million users. The app can be downloaded from the play store or Apple’s App Store on your device. The app is not only available in one or two but in total 11 languages, out of which 10 are Indian languages and one is English.

Why Aarogya Setu app is useful?

Amid coronavirus crises, Aarogya Setu is specifically designed for keeping the users informed if in case they have crossed the paths with someone who has been tested positive for the COVID-19. The app offers tracking through a Bluetooth & location-generated social graph, where it can easily show your interaction with anybody who has tested novel coronavirus positive.

Aarogya Setu app helps the citizen of the country in order to get the information regarding the exact situation of this deadly virus. The best part of the app is accessible for both androids as well as iPhone users.

How does Aarogya Setu app work?  

After you have installed the app on your mobile device, you have to then switch on Bluetooth and your device location as well. After that, you have to set ‘location sharing’ to ‘Always’.

The app also comprises of a tool for the self-testing, where the users are asked several questions. If in case some of your answered questions suggest the symptoms of Covid, the information is then going to be sent to a government server. In the meantime, the data is then going to help the government for taking timely steps as well as initiate the isolation process, if required.

However, you don’t have to worry about your privacy as this data will only be shared with the government as well. The app on the other hand, doesn’t let your name as well as the number to be publicly disclosed.

How to set up Aarogya Setu app?

Here are the steps that are required if in case you want to use the app:

Step 1: To begin the process, you have to first install the app in your mobile device.

Step 2: After that, you have to run the app, allow it to access the location of your device, as prompted.

Step 3: Now, you are going to get an OTP, and then enter the same in the blank spaces.

Step 4: In the next step, select your gender from the options given out there i.e., male and female.

Step 5: Key in your personal details such as your full name, age, and then your profession

Step 6: Some questions will be asked in the next step such as regarding your foreign travel history in the past 30 days. Give all the suitable answers correctly. If you have any foreign travel history, then your data will be matched to those who’ve tested positive in the database of ICMR.

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Nidhi Rawat

Nidhi is conscientious and hard-working. Writing is her passion. She loves to explore the world and tell everyone through her art of writing. She excels in wisdom. Being an extrovert, she never fails to amuse people around her. She believes that optimist and pessimist make the society but being neutral makes us human.