To be pre-installed on new phones, Arogya Setu will be mandatory during registration setup: Report

The government’s COVID-19 tracking app, Aarogya Setu, has been making headlines recently for both good and controversial reasons. Earlier this week, all central government employees were asked to download the Arogya Setu App with immediate effect and to come to the office only when the app marks the status as ‘safe’. Now, a new report has claimed that the Arogya Setu app will come pre-installed on all new smartphones. but that’s not all. Another report claimed that the government will make it compulsory to register itself on the Arogya Setu app before a new phone is set and ready to use.

According to a Mint report , the Arogya Setu app may soon be installed on the new phone by default, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The government reportedly had already asked smartphone manufacturers to ship their phones with the COVID-19 tracking app, but manufacturing operations were halted due to an already ongoing health crisis, but it did not materialize. Could. And now that smartphone makers are expected to resume manufacturing duties soon – provided the lockdown restrictions have been relaxed – the Arogya Setu app will likely come pre-installed before the all-new phone assembly line arrives.

But the government is apparently trying to take a step forward to ensure that the Arogya Setu app finds its way onto more and more phones.  According to a News18 report, users will soon have to register compulsorily on the Aarogya Setu app when setting up their phone. This step will be implemented for all phones sold in the country when smartphone sales will start in the country.

To ensure that the directive is done, the government will reportedly appoint nodal agencies to work with smartphone manufacturers and ensure that the Arogya Setu app is installed on the phone in such a way that steps during registration Can not be picked Setup process. The government is reportedly implementing the move to ensure that its COVID-19 tracing app finds its way to more phones through the inbuilt feature.

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