How to Set Up Health App on iPhone & Use Health Data in iOS 10

This is a complete guide on how to set up Health app on iPhone. Many new iPhone users do not know basics of Health app and ask questions like ‘where is the health app on my iPhone’. Read this guide and learn how to make the most of your Health app.

Among all stock apps given on your iPhone and iPad, Health has got major overhaul in terms of features and graphics. iOS 10 has completely revamped Health app with more and smarter user-friendly features to keep their health in good shape.

If you are a regular user of Health app on your iPhone (normally people wouldn’t like the idea of keeping their iPads while running or walking), you should check Health Data every day; to make your life easier, Apple has provided this Health Data tab first. And to save your time, you can check Today, a tab next to Health Data. From this tab, you can measure all your fitness activities like walking/running, flights climbed, steps etc.

Note that Health Data is categorized in four categories viz. Activity, Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Sleep. You can explore each option to find sub-categories in them.

Now let’s dig deeper to make the most of Health app on your iPhone. First off, you should view Health Data in Today.

How to View Health Data in Today

Step #1: Open Health app from the Home screen of your iPhone.

Step #2: Tap on Today, which is next to Health Data tab.

Step #3: Here you will see your daily activities; scroll up and down to see each activity you have done in today.

Step #4: Swipe from left to right to check previous days’ activities; you can also choose previous dates from the calendar given above your activities.

Step #5: Tap on each activity to see more details.

Step #6: Here, you can select time period for a particular data like Day, Week, Month or Year.

How to Show Health Data from an App

If you are using any fitness app or fitness gadgets, you can see your health data from that app.

Step #1: Open Health app.

Step #2: Tap on any category – Activity, Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Sleep.

Step #3: Scroll down and select a subject for which you want to see data.

Step #4: Tap on Data Sources & Access.

Step #5: Next, tap on Edit button.

Step #6: Tap the app or device you want to see data from; this option is given under Data Sources. You can see a tick mark next to the data source.

How to Find Health Apps

Step #1: Open a Health app on your iPhone.

Step #2: Select a category.

Step #3: Scroll down to the section of Recommended Apps.

Step #4: Tap on the app you find useful and interesting.

Step #5: Now tap on Get and download or purchase the app.

How to Enable Viewing of your Medical ID in an Emergency

Step #1: Open Health app on iPhone.

Step #2: Tap on Medical ID; this is the last button in the bottom menu.

Step #3: Tap on Edit option.

Step #4: Now toggle Show When Locked option ON.

It is done! Note that you need to create your Medical ID first on your iPhone. It is quite easy to create yours, and won’t take more than 10 minutes.

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