Use the Health app on your iPhone or iPod touch

The Health app shows your health and fitness information all in one place.

Health app icon

To use the Health app, download the latest version of iOS for your iPhone or iPod touch. Then you can track health information from multiple sources, like compatible apps and fitness accessories.

set up health data screen

Set up your health data

Open the Health app and tap Health Data to set up and view information that the Health app tracks. You can also edit your profile, view health records, and add categories that you want the Health app to track.

To get started, tap a health and fitness category and download a recommended app.


health apps screen

Track data from health and fitness apps

On iPhone 5s and later, the Health app automatically counts your steps, walking, and running distances. You can add additional categories for Health to track:

  1. Tap a category, like Activity, to view an introductory video and see recommended apps that can help you get started.
  2. Download a recommended app to track and gather information for that category.
  3. After you install the app, open it and set it up to send data to the Health app.
  4. Open the Health app, tap Sources, and tap the app. Turn on the categories that you want to see data for in the Health app.

To see health data for the category that you set up, tap the category.

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

Set up a BT heart rate monitor

You can track health information from a BT heart rate monitor. Use Bluetooth to pair your BT heart rate monitor with your iOS device. Then information from your accessory is automatically sent to the Health app.

To see data from your BT heart rate monitor, open the Health app and tap Health Data > Vitals.

main activity screen

Collect health data from your Apple Watch

After you set up Apple Watch, it automatically sends Activity data to the Health app on iPhone. 

To view your move, exercise, stand data, and goals, tap Health Data, then tap Activity.

To see your heart rate data, tap Health Data, tap Vitals, then tap Heart Rate. Learn more about accuracy and limitations of the heart rate sensor.

To see data from the Breathe app, tap Health Data, then tap Mindfulness. Learn more about the Breathe app on your Apple Watch.

viewing sleep data

Track your bedtime

Bedtime in the Clock app can help you start a regular bedtime schedule. Set the amount of time you want to set aside for sleep each night and the Clock app can remind you to go to bed in time and sound an alarm to wake you up.

To set up Bedtime in the Clock app:

  1. Open the Clock app and tap Bedtime.
  2. Tap Get Started and answer a few questions, like how many hours of sleep you need each night and a time you need to wake up.
  3. When you're finished, tap Save.

To see data from Bedtime, open the Health app and tap Sleep. 

viewing daily progress

View your daily progress

Tap Today to see your stats for today. To view health data from another day, tap a different date on the calendar.

Tap any metric, like Steps, to see more information. If you have an iPhone 6s or later, you can press deeply using 3D Touch to see more details about that metric. 

You can also add a metric to Favorites so it appears at the top of the Today screen.

add blood pressure measurement manually

Manually enter health data

Want to enter your blood pressure or other health data from a doctor's visit? You can manually add health data to the Health app. Just follow these steps:

  1. Tap Health Data, then tap a health category, like Vitals.
  2. Tap a data type, like Blood Pressure.
  3. Tap add icon.
  4. Enter the date, time, and data for that activity.
  5. When you're finished, tap Add.

Import and view your health record

A health record typically contains information such as medications, immunizations, lab results, and more. If you receive a health record as a ZIP or XML file, you can import and store it in the Health app.

Import a health record

  1. Log in to your healthcare provider's website or app.
  2. Find your health record.
  3. Tap share icon and choose Add to Health.

View an imported health record

  1. Open Health, then tap Health Data.
  2. Tap Health Records.
  3. Tap the health record you want to view.

Protect your privacy

The Health app keeps your health and fitness information under your control and in one place on your device. The information that you create or gather about yourself is yours to use and share. You decide what information goes into the Health app and which apps can get your information from the Health app. All of your health information stored in the Health app is encrypted with your passcode when you lock your iPhone.

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

Back up your health information

Health app 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 the Health app by encrypting your iTunes backup

iTunes window

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