It’s generally recommended that we should all get in at least 10,000 steps a day to stay active. Even if you can’t always meet this goal, it’s useful to track your steps and walking distance on the iPhone Health App. Although there are several other health apps for iPhone, default Apple health does a pretty good job for basic fitness metrics. The motion sensors on your phone make it a sophisticated pedometer that can give useful insights about how much you walk each day. So let’s check out the details.
How to Use Apple Health App to track steps and Walking Distance
Step #1. Open the Health app on your iPhone. If it’s the first time you are using it, you’ll be asked to fill in some basic information that makes up your Health Profile. It’s not mandatory to enter this information, but it helps the app to give a more accurate overview of your health.
Step #2. Once you’ve filled in your basic information, you will see the main summary dashboard of the app. Scroll and see if you can see your steps data on this screen. If you do not see it, move onto step #3.
Step #3. Tap on Edit at the top-right corner of the summary screen.
Step #4. Tap on the All tab to see the different activities you can choose to monitor.
Step #5. To make the Health app track your steps, scroll down, and tap Steps. The blue star next to it should display in bold.
Step #6. Similarly, to track your walking distance using the Health App, tap on Walking+Running Distance so that the blue star next to it becomes bold. Now tap on Done.
Step #7. You will now return to the main summary dashboard and should be able to see both Steps and Walking Distance displayed there.
Of course, for steps to be tracked, you need to always have your iPhone with you when moving around. If you want to see some detailed insights, just tap on Steps on the main summary screen and you will see a graph that shows you the number of steps you’ve taken each day.
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