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About this app

The Rega app is free of charge and offers the following benefits:

• Alert the Rega Operations Centre: your current location is automatically transmitted to Rega. That saves valuable time in an emergency.
• Share live location: you can share your location with Rega or your contacts when you are pursuing an outdoor activity, such as hiking. Friends or relatives can track your route and alert Rega directly in the app if you fail to return as planned. Then Rega can determine the last transmitted location and initiate a search operation.
• Test the alarm: check that the app has been configured correctly and that the alarm feature will work correctly in an emergency.
• Store useful information: in your profile, enter data (e.g. your patronage number) that is important for the Rega Operations Centre in an emergency.
• Available in neighbouring countries: besides Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Rega app is available for download in Germany, Austria, France and Italy.
• The Rega app is available in four languages: German, French, Italian and English, depending on the language setting on your smartphone.

Important remarks:
After installing for the first time:
• Add the Rega app icon to the home screen of your mobile phone.
• Open the Rega app, configure it as appropriate, and accept the Data Protection Regulations and Terms of Use. Then enter your personal details and verify your mobile phone number in order to avoid any delays in an emergency.
• Allow the app to access your location, so that Rega can find you more easily and rescue you more quickly.
• Use the test alarm feature to check if the alarm will work correctly in an emergency.

Raising the alarm in an emergency:
• Alarm procedure: once your location has been successfully transmitted to Rega, a telephone connection is set up with the Operations Centre. A rescue mission can only be initiated after the Operations Centre has spoken to the person raising the alarm by phone.
• The location feature only works if there is adequate mobile phone coverage (GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile phone network).
• Phone calls cannot be made without a SIM card.
• If the SIM card is blocked, it is only possible to call the European emergency number 112.
• Always raise the alarm outside in the open air (better signal reception).

Further information: www.rega.ch/app
Updated on
19 Jun 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.48K reviews
Daniel K. Schneider
2 August 2020
Must have app, can be life saving. A few improvements should be made for monitor activity: Sound should be configurable to be long and loud. I cannot always hear the little sms type of beep. Response should not use the same little switch but a big one. Also it should work in a dead spot (send the message later). Phone call is also stressful to answer if your phone is locked. I managed somehow to miss the 1 button :(
4 people found this review helpful
A Google user
28 October 2018
To feel save wherever you are is priceless and this app makes me feel like this. Thank you! 😁
6 people found this review helpful
Rene Tschaggelar
28 October 2021
Sucks my battery for whatever reason. I have to disable it. I never operated it, thus cannot say anything further
7 people found this review helpful

What's new

Several improvements.