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Questions tagged [health.app]

Health is Apple's own app for keeping fitness data.

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Odd changes in computed step length from Health.app data

I made a plot of the number of steps daily as reported by the Health app. It looks pretty reasonable. I also made a plot of daily distance, also quite reasonable. Finally, I made a plot of distance ...
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Fishy moves at night

Today, due to some reasons I factory-reset my iPhone. When I’m setting up (pressing those “Get Started”), I found something fishy in the Health app. I rarely work after 1am, and recently I did start ...
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How to use workflow to email Health export files?

Is it possible to set up a scheduled email that sends Apple Health data as an attachment? I want to send data to my personal trainer and I forget to send it sometimes. Can I do it via Workflow? Are ...
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Export Health Data from iPhone gives a 22 byte zip file. How to recover the data?

I have over 2 years of daily health data in the iPhone health app but when I "export health data" I obtain an empty (22 byte to be exact) export.zip file. How can I extract my data out of the phone? ...
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Apple Health Won't Add Data

There are times when I'm not able to manually add data to the Apple Health app - I provide all of the information and click the "Add" button only to receive a greyed-out button, no new data, and an ...
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iOS health app has different iphone in sources

Don't really know how to describe it, but I think I have the same issue as here so here are some details. My girlfriend got a new iPhone 8. When she opens the Health app, in the Sources tab it shows ...
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Apple Watch Series 2 is reporting way too much exercise

Twice in the last week my Apple Watch (Latest WatchOS 4) has reported massive amounts of exercise, when in fact I hadn't done any those days. Like many hundreds of minutes of contiguous, non-stop ...
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How to track stationary bike activity with the Apple Health App on an iPhone SE?

I'm not great about setting aside time to exercise, but I am definitely a data nerd and just discovered my iPhone SE has a built in ability to track steps (pedometer) and other things. Cool! I also ...
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How can I record my weight using Siri?

I want to use Siri to record my weight in Apple’s Health app. However, when I tell Siri “Record my weight as X pounds”, she responds “I can’t answer that on your iPhone, but you can find it in the ...
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There is a bug in the sleep health app in iOS

When I look at my sleep tracking I see the graph shows a spot for tomorrow for nine minutes. There's an end of year calculation bug. It thinks I have nine minutes of sleep in the future. It's ...
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How do I measure Heart Rate Variability?

Intermittently, and with no pattern I can discern, my Watch measures "Heart Rate Variability". But I don't see a way to measure this on demand, and I can't find any apps that measure it directly (...
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How do I export Apple Health data?

Though there are are some old answers here about how this was once accomplished, it's not clear what the current procedure for exporting Apple Health data is, and though there is indeed an export ...
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Clear today's Activity history

Is there a way to clear "today's" activity history? Preferably, I would like to be able to do so selectively, as to remove a large amount of idle hours from the beginning of the day, resulting from me ...
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iPhone X Activity and Health app: Doesn't work - shows spinning wheel instead

I just switched from iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone X. I have Apple Watch Series 3. Everything worked great until I switched to iPhone X. Now the Activity app on the phone (not the one on the watch) just ...
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How can I manually edit an Activity record?

Let’s say I accidentally left my “Outdoor Cycling” Activity app session running for 3 hours. Is there any way to edit this manually?
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Apple Watch activity too high

I have a new Apple Watch and have to learn how to use this device properly. Because I miss-add a workout in the Health App my activity rings show that I exercised more than 1000 minutes. I cannot ...
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Allow apps writing to iOS Health - duplicate records?

If I allow an application to write data to iOS Health, e.g. a number of steps; would it corrupt the existing tracking made by the phone itself? In other words: iphone is tracking the number of steps ...
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Is it a bug that the Health App in the iOS11 upgrade 'forgets' your last place in the app?

On iOS 10 - I could regularly enter the health app to enter my weight each day. Each day the weight graph would come up when I opened the app and I could enter my data with a single tap. On iOS 11 - ...
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How to get Apple Watch 2 to calculate VO2 Max data?

I have an Apple Watch Series 2 running WatchOS 4.0, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.0.1. One of the new features of the new OS on the Apple Watch is the ability to calculate a VO2 Max for any run ...
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How do I remove an old watch from Apple Health sources?

Every Watch I've ever had is listed among sources in Apple Health, and I see no way to remove or even disable them. How do I delete old Watches (including ones I no longer own and that have been ...
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watchOS 4 not measuring resting or walking heart rate

The description of new features available in watchOS (and the Heart features in iOS 11's Health app) mention "Resting" and "Walking" rates. In fact the official description suggests that the Watch ...
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Is it possible to trim a workout from an Apple Watch?

Sometimes I forget to stop my workout and end up with a long running "workout" in the health app. Some apps (i.e. Strava) have a method for trimming down a workout if you remember what time the ...
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iPhone 6 counts 300 times more steps

My iPhone with iOS 10.3 is counting more than 300 times more steps than usual. Sensor broken? Or what can I do?
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An app that sends an alarm to family in case of an abnormal heart rate

I bought an apple watch just for this reason (Yeah I should have done my research beforehand). But I wanted to monitor her heart rate after she recently had a stroke. Is there an app that can send an ...
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Does using a standing desk “count” when using the Apple Watch to close rings?

A colleague asked me how sensitive the Apple Watch was, and if it supported standing desks. (those hours should count right?)
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Can new Health-app fields be created by 3rd parties?

So, I've been using Apple's Health app, and I think it's wonderful. My Apple Watch frequent enters my heart rate and steps-taken into the database, and I can manually enter other common things like ...
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Is it possible to merge two health sources without losing data?

I am using the Health app on iOS 10.3.2 (14F5089a) with 2 Apple Watches paired. However, there are more than 2 watches listed in the Sources tab. I know that only one listing contains the data for one ...
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Is there a way to add a note to the iOS Health app?

Is it possible to add a comment or note to the Health app? I could see this ability as a useful way to interpret or supplement the data. For example, if I'm sick for a few days, it could explain a ...
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Why does the Messages app request access to your heart rate?

In health.app, under the Sources tab, one of the apps that use health data is the messages app. It only has asked for the ability to read my heart rate data which is enabled. I would like to know ...
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How long can an Apple Watch stay without an iPhone?

I have an Apple Watch with is paired with my iPhone. When my iPhone is out for maintenance, for how many days can I still use the Apple Watch without losing functionality and without losing the ...
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Does iOS Health app send your health data to Apple?

I'm feeling a bit paranoid, and was wondering if the biometric information collected by Apple's Health app stays local on my iPhone, or if it's being sent to Apple? Anybody know? Thanks!
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Has the step counter been recalibrated with iPhone 7 or iOS 10?

I walk the same route to work each day, however I have noticed that recently I am doing 500 - 1000 steps less each journey. This is an upto 25% difference. I haven't noticed at what point the this ...
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Manually entering activities into Apple Watch

I know this question has been asked online a few times, but most questions are over a year old and so maybe something changed. I kickbox and swim regularly, but never wear my watch when I do those ...
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Meditation timer that reports mindful minutes to the Health app?

Is there a simple meditation timer app that actually logs time spent meditating to the Health app as mindful minutes? I need just a simple timer, no guided meditation (and certainly no subscription). ...
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iOS 10 Bedtime Health Data from iPad to iPhone

I'm using the Bedtime feature in iOS 10 on my iPad instead of my iPhone since my iPad has louder speakers than my iPhone. But now how do I see my sleep history? I'm assuming that would be in the ...
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Backing up iOS Health Data takes enormous space?

I got an auto generated e-mail from Apple telling me that my iCould Drive was almost full Dear Benny Skogberg, Your iCloud storage is almost full. You have 499.728 MB remaining of 5 GB ...
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How to reset my step length?

I have had a new iPhone SE for a few weeks. It works fine, but in the "Health" app, my step length is approximately 0.6 m (1000 steps give a distance of 600 meters), which seems wrong (I used to have ...
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How do I import my fitness data from Android and keep it in sync in the future?

I have used Google Fit on my Android phone for a while, and recently switched to the iPhone. How do I import my step counts and other fitness data into Apple Health on the iPhone from Google Fit? Are ...
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What Apple Watch sleep tracking app uses minimal battery power and is fully compatible with the iOS Health app?

I want to use an Apple Watch 2 to track my sleep. In order to achieve this I will need to wear the Apple Watch during sleep, which creates an issue around battery usage. So my thinking is that I can ...
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How do I view the lifetime total from the Health app?

Is it possible to see the lifetime totals (steps, distance, etc) from all data in the Health app? Perhaps with a third party app?
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Add data point in Health app

Is there a way to add a data point for steps and workouts in the Apple Health app in iOS 10? I cannot find it.
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Is there a way to restore the functionality removed from Health in iOS 10?

Prior to iOS 10, the Health app made it easy to collect and focus on health aspects of interest, and to view how these change over time. It was possible to: collect (only) specific aspects (weight, ...
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WatchOS 3 and iOS 10 - Exercise times

So I'm running iOS 10 and Watch OS 3. I turned on my workout on my apple watch and went for a walk for 28 min. When I was done, I checked the workout and it says 28 min. If I go into my 'Activity' ...
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Apple Health: collecting and combining step data from multiple devices with different Apple IDs

I have 2 iPhones: work and personal. For IT dept. reasons, I have to use a different Apple ID on each device: a work Apple ID and a personal Apple ID. I track my steps in Apple Health on my personal ...
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Export iOS Health data daily

Is there a way to export iOS Health data daily? I know about the in-app export option, but is there a way to automatize this process. Could be an app as well. Probably something like QS Access, but ...
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Health Data is suddenly using a lot of iCloud Storage on iOS 10

I've noticed that since I've upgraded to iOS 10 public beta, Health Data is using 275mb of my iCloud storage (and it's increasing), which I think is much more than usual. As far as I can recall, it ...
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What stops step data from the accelerometers on the phone and watch from doubling up?

We see that the Apple Watch sends step data from its accelerometers to the iPhone 6 (and above) which also has accelerometers. When you walk holding both an (recent) Apple phone and Apple Watch - ...
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Automatic tracking of monitors in Health.app?

Unless I am mistaken, HealthKit/Health.app will automatically track some BlueTooth sensors, like heart rate straps? Is that true? Is it also true that other sensors do not work this way, and only ...
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Using ANT+ accessories in the iWorld

I'd like to track my fitness more automatically than I do now, because now it's not automatic, so I don't do it. In particular I'm interested in getting an ANT+ odometer for my bike. I understand ...
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Does the Health App in iOS sync intraday to iCloud?

I'm doing a Corporate Challenge where I count all my steps every day and enter them into a website. The other day I had backed up my phone the night before, and had a problem with it that meant it ...