Aarogya Setu App Gets Account Delete and Heath Data Access Features: Check Details

Aarogya Setu, new health data access feature, will allow users to see the list of all the third-party apps that have been granted permission to access health data on the app

By July 8th, 2020 AT 11:33 AM

India’s first contact tracing app Aarogya Setu is getting a lot of new features lately. The app has received two new intriguing features which will change the experience of users. Firstly, the users will be able to delete their account along with personal information from the app. Secondly, users will get health data access to third-party apps. The new features have been rolled in both iOS as well as Android platforms. However, the health data access feature will be rolled out in Android soon. Android users will see a Delete My Account option on the app, which will erase all the data whereas, in iOS devices, users will see the option of Delete Account File.

How to Delete Account from Aarogya Setu App?

Aarogya Setu app did not offer such a feature earlier. As the new feature has been released, many users will find it extremely useful. If you an Android user, tap on settings menu that is available in the Aarogya Setu app. Once the menu opens, select the ‘Delete My Account’ option and enter your mobile number. In case you are an iOS, you will have to follow the same steps. iOS users will see ‘Delete Account File’.

Deleted Data Will be Stored in Government Server for 30 Days

Even though the users will delete the account and information from the Aarogya Setu app, the deleted information will be stored in the government server for 30 days. Also, deleting information will cancel the registration of users from the Aarogya Setu app. Users must note that the phone numbers will be mandatory to delete the account from Aarogya Setu app.

Health Data Access Feature is Not Available in Android

Another feature which has been rolled out in Aarogya Setu app is the health data access to third-party apps. The feature has just arrived in iOS devices. It is expected that the feature will be available for Android users soon. To enable the feature, go to settings and tap on approval for Aarogya Setu status. Once you give the approval, the app will list all the third-party apps that have been granted permission to access your health data on the app.

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Rio | Noida

After installing arogya setu.. just hibernate it in greenify app (I have rooted phone). Fir yeh app mara pada rehta hai, untill you open it manually. No battery drain… absolutely no issue. Its used just to show up in your phone when some authority asks.

Prithvi

As per Indian Express news article, even after “successful” deletion of the account, the phone number remains logged in with the registered number showing all data as is. It seems to be a very convenient bug to have as far as the govt. is concerned by which I am implying that the govt. is portraying itself to prioritise privacy & security by adding this feature but in reality it’s hoodwinking unsuspecting users into believing them and making ’em download the app without any recourse to any correction of this bug. I hope I am wrong though for the sake of… Read more »

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