Use the Health app on your iPhone or iPod touch

The Health app gathers health data from your iPhone, Apple Watch, and apps that you already use, so you can view all your progress in one convenient place. 

Health app icon

Health highlights four categories: Activity, Sleep, Mindfulness, and Nutrition. The information that you create or gather about yourself is under your control, and it's encrypted with your passcode when you lock your iPhone. 

Set up the Health app

The Health app automatically counts your steps, walking, and running distances. And, if you have an Apple Watch, it automatically tracks your Activity data. Here are a few more ways to track your health:

To add information about yourself, edit your profile:

  1. Open Health and tap the Health Data tab. 
  2. Tap Profile icon, then add your information. 


Add data from apps

To see if any of your apps work with Health:

  1. Open Health and tap the Sources tab. 
  2. Tap an app. If you don't see an app, it might not be compatible with Health. 
  3. Turn on the categories that you want to track.

To add new apps:

  1. Open Health and tap the Health Data tab.
  2. Tap a category, like Mindfulness. 
  3. Download one of the apps recommended for tracking that category.
  4. After you install an app, open it and set it up.
  5. Open Health, tap the Sources tab, and tap the app. Turn on the categories that you want to track.

You decide what information goes into the Health app and which apps can get your information from Health.*

View data from your Apple Watch

If Health doesn’t track steps or other information from your iPhone or another device, tap the Sources tab and tap your device or accessory under Devices. Then tap Privacy Settings > Motion & Fitness and make sure that Fitness Tracking is turned on.

View your daily progress

Tap the Today tab to see your progress for today. To view another day, tap a different date on the calendar.

Tap any metric, like Steps. To see more information, tap the chart or graph.

You can also add a metric to Favorites so it appears at the top of the Today screen. Tap the Health Data tab, tap a category, then tap Add to Favorites. 

Back up your health information

Health information is stored in iCloud and gets encrypted as it goes between iCloud and your device, and while it's stored in iCloud. To stop storing your Health data in iCloud, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and turn off Health.

If you aren't using iCloud, you can back up your information in Health by encrypting your iTunes backup

Do more with Health

* Apps that access HealthKit must have a privacy policy. Review an app's privacy policy before allowing access to your health and fitness information.

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Published Date: Wed Jun 13 17:52:51 GMT 2018