Unlike Android smartphones, iPhone has a native Health app that tracks your physical activity, including your step count. The Health app automatically counts your steps, walking, and running distances. You can even sync this data with your Apple Watch and Mac. The Health app can also be used to chart other physical activities like swimming, cycling, and climbing. In this article, we show you how to track steps on your iPhone.
Read Also: How to track steps on Android?
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Here’s how you can track steps on your iPhone
Step 1: Go to the Health app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap the Summary tab. You will be presented with the highlights of your physical activity including your step count.
Step 3: In order to add Steps to your favourite categories, tap on edit and select the blue star next to ‘Steps’.
Step 4: To get detailed info on your step count, tap browse on the bottom of the screen and go to Acitivity>Steps.
iPhone automatically records all your physical activity, so you will get a detailed account of how many steps you’ve taken every day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which apps share information with the Health app?
You can choose which apps share information with the Health app. Simple open your Health profile and select Privacy>Apps. You will see the list of apps that are compatible with the Health app. If you want an app to track certain health categories, select it from the list and turn on the tracking function.
Is my Health data secure?
Apple stores your Health data in iCloud, which is end-to-end encrypted. You can turn on the two-factor authorisation as well. If you do not want your Health data backed up on iCloud go to Settings>[Your Name]>iCloud and turn off Health.
How does the Health app handle data from different sources?
The Health app derives data from different sources like your iPhone, Apple Watch, any Bluetooth device, or the manual data that you enter into the app. The Health app prioritises data in this order:
- Health data entered manually in the app.
- Data from iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch.
- Data from other apps and Bluetooth devices.
If you want to prioritise a data source for a particular activity, select the category and then tap a subcategory. Scroll down and select Data Sources and Access. Tap edit and drag the data source accordingly on the list.