Manage Health data on your iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple Watch

You can set up apps and accessories to send data to the Health app, enter data manually, and change how Health prioritizes data from those sources.

How Health handles data from multiple sources

The Health app takes similar data from different sources, like steps recorded from your iPhone and steps recorded from your fitness band, and organizes it based on where it comes from. By default, Health prioritizes data in this order:

  1. Health data that you enter manually.
  2. Data from your iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. 
  3. Data from apps and Bluetooth devices.

When you add a new data source, like a step counter app, it appears above all other apps and devices that contribute data for steps in Health. You can change the order of sources at any time

     

View your data sources

Here's how to see which sources update data for specific Health categories:

  1. Open Health, then tap the Health Data tab.
  2. Tap a category, like Activity. You can also swipe down to reveal the search bar, then enter a category.
  3. Tap a data type, like Steps.
  4. Tap Data Sources & Access. Only the sources that contribute to that data type will appear. 

Here's how to see all of your sources:

  1. Open Health, then tap the Sources tab. 
  2. Tap an app or device. 
  3. Choose categories that you want the source to access or update in the Health app.

     

Prioritize data sources

Here's how to choose the sources that Health uses first:

  1. Open Health, then tap the Health Data tab.
  2. Tap a category, like Activity.
  3. Tap a data type, like Steps.
  4. Tap Data Sources & Access, then tap Edit.
  5. Touch and hold  next to a data source, then drag it up or down in the list. 
  6. To turn off a data source so that it doesn't contribute any more data for that category, tap the checkmark next to the source.
  7. When you're finished, tap Done.

If multiple sources contribute the same data type, then the data source at the top will take priority over other sources. Any new apps or devices that you add go to the top of the list automatically, above your iPhone or iPod touch. 

     

Enter data

You can enter data that isn't tracked by an app or device. For example, if you get your blood pressure from a doctor's visit, you can enter it.

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

Learn more

Set up and use the Health app on your iPhone or iPod touch.

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Published Date:Sat May 19 23:18:01 GMT 2018