Use Cycle Tracking on Apple Watch
Use the Cycle Tracking app to log details about your menstrual cycle. You can add flow information and record symptoms such as headaches or cramps. Using information you’ve logged, the Cycle Tracking app can alert you when it predicts that your next period or fertile window is about to start. In addition to data you’ve logged, Cycle Tracking can use heart rate data to improve predictions. If you wear Apple Watch Series 8 to sleep each night, the app can use wrist temperature to improve period predictions and provide retrospective ovulation estimates. For more information, see the iPhone User Guide and the Apple Support article Track your period with Cycle Tracking.
Note: The Health app is designed to protect your information and enable you to choose what to share. Learn more about how the Health app is built to keep your data secure and protect your privacy.
Set up Cycle Tracking
Open the Health app on your iPhone.
Tap Browse at the lower right to display the Health Categories screen.
Tap Cycle Tracking.
Tap Get Started, then follow the onscreen instructions to set notifications and other options.
To add or remove options after setting up Cycle Tracking, open the Health app on your iPhone, tap Browse, tap Cycle Tracking, then tap Options next to Cycle Log.
Log your cycle on Apple Watch
Open the Cycle Tracking app on your iPhone.
Tap the buttons and choose options that describe your period—your flow level and symptoms, for example.
The observations you provide appear in the Cycle log on iPhone. If you’ve turned on Period Notifications and Fertility Notifications in the Health app on iPhone, you will receive notifications on Apple Watch about upcoming periods, fertile window predictions, and on Apple Watch Series 8, retrospective ovulation estimates.
On iPhone, you can also log factors in the Health app that could impact your cycle, such as pregnancy, lactation, and contraceptive use. Depending on the factors you select, your period predictions, fertile window predictions, and on Apple Watch Series 8, retrospective ovulation estimates may be turned off on iPhone and Apple Watch. For more information, see the iPhone User Guide.
Important: The Cycle Tracking app should not be used as a form of birth control. Data from the Cycle Tracking app should not be used to diagnose a health condition.