I have a streak of 333+ days of hitting my move goal and I'd like to keep it. A few days ago, according to my iPhone today, I did only 418 instead of 420 calories -- so it says I didn't meet my goal. I'd like to fudge it since I could have easily spent two extra calories and, I'm pretty sure I exercised until it said I had completed my move and exercise goals, otherwise I would have kept going.

Is there any way to go back and add in the two extra calories so that my move streak will continue? I guess it's not a huge deal but I'm kinda bummed and feeling betrayed.

iOS is version 12.3.1, watchOS is version 5.2.1

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    Please mention the version of iOS/watchOS that you are using. – Nimesh Neema Jul 8 at 12:47
  • I've had people ask for a mulligan day - especially when flying in an airplane across the date line - you might only have 4 hours to close your rings and be in the air. Same with flu / sprained ankle / etc... I love the term "pasta day" and will add that to my repertoire. – bmike Jul 27 at 17:27

No. You can change the move goal for the current day or tomorrow, but not for the past without jailbreaking or decrypting the data store.

The pragmatic way is to set a daily alarm - 10 pm or another such time when you "Do or Die" and close all the rings you need since trying to "fake out the move goal" by lowering it late in the day doesn't seem to work when I've had people try it. I just miss my goal after trying once with the original watch to dial back the goal one day I didn’t think I could make it.

For completionists - ensure you surpass what you had planned at midnight when the day started and make sure you exceed any increase you might choose during that day.


You could change the date of your iPhone/Apple Watch to that day and then burn 2 calories with an activity of your choosing. After this change the date back.

Another option is to record a new activity on the Health app. Go to the app, choose Activity and then choose "Active Energy", then press the Plus sign and insert the Date and the burned calories.

  • I tried both of these and they didn't seem to work for me. Changing the date seemed like a sure winner but instead the watch just got confused. – pedz Jul 27 at 17:47
  • By my experience after doing this the Watch/Activity app will eventually sort themselves out. It could take some time however. – João Colaço Jul 28 at 12:16

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