How to Manually Add Workout to Activity App from iPhone

Every morning, I take a power walk in a jogger’s park near my residence. I ensure that Workout app on my Apple Watch counts the steps and time of my walk. But on some days, I tend to forget to start the workout app. On those days, my smartwatch cannot count the metrics of my workout, including the calories I burned. So what do I do? Well, there is a way to add the workout to my Apple Watch manually.

The data I manually add to the Workout app will reflect in Activity app on my iPhone and Apple Watch. During the process, you are not supposed to use your Apple Watch as your iPhone plays a role here.

How to Add Workout Manually to Activity App on iPhone

Step #1. Take your iPhone and open Health app.

Open Health App on iPhone

Step #2. Now tap on Health Data from the bottom menu.

Tap on Health Data tab in iOS Health App

Step #3. Next, In the Search bar, type in ‘Workouts.’ When the Workouts option appears in the list, tap on it.

Type Workouts in Search Bar and Select it in iOS Health App

Step #4. Now, tap on the plus (+) icon from the top right corner.

Tap on Plus button Under Workouts in iOS Health App

Step #5. Here, you can add your workout type by tapping Activity Type.

When you tap on it, a carousel with several options will appear at the bottom. Roll the carousel and select your activity. Since I walk every day, I have chosen Walking.

Add Workout Manually to Activity in iOS Health App

Step #6. Next, tap on Kilocalories and Distance; the two options, that carousal will be replaced by a numeric pad so that you can add figures.

Add Calories and Distance Under Workouts in iOS Health App

Step #7. Now, Add the time you start and end your activity and then tap on Add button from the upper right corner of your phone screen.

Select Start and End Time Under Workouts in iOS Health App

That’s it!

Now go to the Activity app on your iPhone or Apple Watch and check the update.

Summing up…

You can see that the activities displayed by that carousal are the same as you can see in Apple Watch when you add your Favorite Fitness Activity to Workout App.

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Which fitness activity do you do every day? Do you forget to track your workout frequently? Share your feedback with us in the below comment section.

Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.