Using the Health App

Your body is a complex system. The Health app makes tracking it simple. You can store a vast array of health data and sort through it with ease. Using the updated Search and Browse tabs, blood glucose, weight, heart rate, things like hearing health and information about your period are all right there. And now you can log and track various symptoms over time and learn more about them. 

The Health app lets you keep all your health and fitness information under your control and in one place on your device. You decide which information is placed in Health and which apps can access your data through the Health app. When your phone is locked with a passcode, Touch ID or Face ID, all of your health and fitness data in the Health app — other than your Medical ID — is encrypted. Your health data stays up to date across all your devices automatically using iCloud, where it is encrypted while in transit and at rest. Apps that access HealthKit are required to have a privacy policy, so make sure you review these policies before providing apps with access to your health and fitness data.  

Now it’s easier than ever to organise and access your important health information. The Health app consolidates data from your iPhone, Apple Watch and third-party apps you already use, so you can view all your progress in one convenient place. See your long-term trends, or dive into the daily details for a wide range of health metrics. 

See how your cholesterol or blood pressure has changed over the years. Even review your exercise activity for a day, week or month. 

Sleep is critical. And the Health app gives you all the tools you need to prioritise it. On your iPhone you can manage your sleep schedule, create a pre-bedtime routine and see how consistently you’re meeting your sleep goals. 

Medical ID helps first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency.  

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