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 automatically counts your steps, walking, and running distances. And, if you have an Apple Watch, it automatically tracks your Activity data. You can also enter information into a Health category or get data from any of your favorite apps or devices that are compatible with Health.

Set up your Health Profile

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Summary tab. 
  2. Tap your profile picture  in the upper-right corner. 
  3. Tap Health Profile, then tap Edit. 
  4. Add your information, like height, weight, and age. 
  5. Tap Done.  
  6. You can also set up your Medical ID or register to be an organ donor from your profile. 

Your Apple Watch uses your personal information to calculate how many calories you burn and more. You can choose to share this information with other apps and it's kept up to date across all your devices. 

 

Choose your favorite categories to track

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Summary tab. 
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner. 
  3. To add or remove a category from your favorites, tap it. Categories with a blue star  appear in your favorites.
  4. When you're finished, tap Done. 

Your favorites show how you're doing in each health category that day, like Mindful Minutes or Steps. To see more information about a category, tap it. 

Add information about your health

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Browse tab. 
  2. Tap a category, like Activity. 
  3. Tap a subcategory, like Steps.
  4. Tap Add Data in the upper-right corner.
  5. Enter the date, time, and data for that activity.
  6. When you're finished, tap Add.

 

Choose which apps share information with Health

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Summary tab.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner. 
  3. Under Privacy, tap Apps. You can see apps that you already own that are compatible with Health. If you don't see an app, it might not be compatible. 
  4. Tap an app and turn on the health categories that you want that app to track.

If you're using multiple apps to track different things, the Health app can keep it all in one place. Manage the data that's added to Health app

Apple Watch apps can also read and write Health data. You can manage them directly on your Apple Watch: Go to Settings > Health > Apps. 

Know how your health changes over time

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Summary tab. 
  2. Scroll down to Highlights. Highlights show your Health over time, so you can see how you're doing overall. 
  3. Tap a highlight to see more about that category or tap Show All Highlights at the bottom of the list. 

Add more data about your health

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