Does someone have an explanation for this strange step measurement which is happening in my iPhone?

As you can see from the screenshot here reported, for some days in this month the steps counted were exactly the same (I have noticed that this happens frequently).

Clearly, it is impossible that the phone counts the same number of steps for consecutive days. I think this may be an average value computed due to missing data.

I checked the actual amount of steps for those days and it is always the same fixed value.

Is it normal? Can I avoid this to happen?

  • Is it possible the actual amount of steps was different but due to the relatively inaccurate scale, only appears as if they are equal? For example, 10100, 10050, 9950.
    – hgv
    Oct 27, 2018 at 14:52
  • No, I checked positioning the finger in the exact day and the value is equal in all those days.
    – rebatoma
    Oct 27, 2018 at 14:53
  • Try tapping on each date, one at a time, in the regular view. I've noticed since iOS 12 that it often fails to update at all unless I do that - though I've not tested that across several days
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 27, 2018 at 14:53
  • Ah, bug confirmed; unfortunately if you don't manually do that "often enough" [I can't test more accurately] then that 'fake history' becomes permanent.
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 27, 2018 at 14:57
  • @Tetsujin what do you mean? Is a bug unsolved reported somewhere?
    – rebatoma
    Oct 27, 2018 at 15:12

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This issue fund is in fact a bug. I have reported it on bugreport.apple.com

I guess now, they are taking care of the problem...

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