Apple updates its COVID-19 app to show cloth mask usage tips and updated CDC symptoms

Before the end of March, Apple launched an app dedicated to relevant information regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. And now the company has updated the app with more information.

On Friday, Apple officially updated the COVID-19 app, bringing the version number up to 3.0. At the time of publication the update is still rolling out, so it might take some time before it populates on your device. The latest version of the app includes information for using cloth masks, and also includes the most recent symptom-related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tutorial: How to use the Apple COVID-19 iPhone app and website

The updated COVID-19 app also includes other changes, including additional language support and bug fixes and other improvements.

Apple’s COVID-19 app is available now as a free download. There is also a corresponding website Apple launched at the same time, which provides additional information. According to the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, the dedicated app has been downloaded more than two million times, and more than three million unique visitors have visited the website to date.

Apple last updated the COVID-19 app earlier in April, making it possible for users to quickly and easily add their state of residence and more.

In related news, Apple recently updated Apple Maps to make it possible for users to quickly and easily find COVID-19 testing locations in their area.

Tutorial: How to find COVID-19 testing centers with the Maps app

Apple’s official COVID-19 app is available now as a free download.