How to download California's smartphone COVID-19 alert tool

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to access the smartphone tool.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California has rolled out its voluntary smartphone tool to alert people if they spent time near someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

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Here's a step-by-step guide on how to access the smartphone tool. Watch the video above to see the steps.

Android users:


  • Download the CA COVID Notify app from the Google Play store


  • iPhone users:


  • Go to your Settings
  • Scroll down and turn on your Exposure Notifications, hit continue
  • Scroll down to select the United States
  • Select California
  • Read the terms and hit agree if you accept them
  • Tap turn on notifications
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