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iOS Health App: How to Manage Data in Health App

The Health app on our iPhone/iPad helps us have a clearer view of our daily health including body measures, fitness, nutrition and sleep. Today, I will show you how to manage data on Health. The passage below will be divided into two parts.

Part 1: Export Manage Dashboard Data on Health App
Part 2: Manage Sources Data on Health App

Part 1: Export Manage Dashboard Data on Health App

As you can see in the interface below, “Steps“, “Walking +Running Distance“, “Weight” will be added to the dashboard and you can check the trends according to day, week, month and year as you wish. To show data trends on dashboard, we should set it up first. In the next paragraph, we will take “Weight” for example to show you how to add weight on your dashboard.


Step 1. Go to Health Data
Go to “Health Data” tab from the bottom of the interface. Then, you will see that there are several choices provided in the interface. Tap “Body Measurements” and you will see several options on the next screen including “Body Fat Percentage“, “Body Mass Index“, “Height“, “Lean Body Mass” and “Weight“.


Step 2. Add Weight Index on Health App
Then, tap on “Weight” and you will see the first screenshot below. Since there’s no data provided at the beginning, you have to add them on your own.
Tap on “Add Data Point” in the interface and choose the “Date“, “Time” and enter the weight. After adding your weight in recent days, you can turn on the toggle of “Show on Dashboard” and the Weight trends will be shown in the interface.


Note: You can also add other data with the similar steps.

Part 2: Manage Sources Data on Health App

One more useful function of the Health app is that it allows other third-party health apps to send data to it. To prevent data conflict between different apps, you can manage the sources by choosing which to add data to Health and which not. Let’s see how to customize it:
Step 1. Go to “Sources” in iOS Health App
Switch to “Sources” from the options at the bottom of the interface. Then, you will see different apps related to health and fit will be detected and listed in the interface.

Step 2. Choose the Third-Party App to Customize
Then, choose an app and you will see the interface shown as below. As you can see in the screenshot below, you will see that all the permission will divided into two parts – “ALLOW ‘FITPORT’ TO WRITE DATA” or “ALLOW ‘FITPORT’ TO READ DATA“. You can customize by turning on/off the toggle next to the permission. For example, if you’ve turned on “Walking + Running Distance” in the “ALLOW ‘FITPORT’ TO WRITE DATA” category, the record will be sent to your iPhone every day.


That’s very handy and intuitive to add and view our daily workout so that we can have a better knowledge of our daily health.

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