Fix Health App Not Working on iPhone

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Apple introduced all new Health App in iOS 8 which provides many features including step count, your daily food intake, your medical info and much more. Sometimes users face issue with stock iOS health app on iPhone and if you are on of them, try out these tips to fix health app not working issues.

Fix Health App Not Working

Apple added all new motion coprocessor in fifth generation of iOS devices i.e. from iPhone 5S and iPod Touch 5th Gen onwards that collect different fitness data indlucing step counts, calorie burns etc.

Apart from its most used features, one feature that most people use is its ability to count steps which is done with use of motion coprocessor of iPhone. What most people face is that iPhone health app not working by not counting the steps correctly or not even counting and in that cases you need to fix this.

While the issue may arise due to hardware issues, i.e. issue with motion coprocessor, however, mostly it is because of software, most likely wrong configuration in Settings app etc. So because of that, the motion sensor might not be showing the steps counts correctly. Below we have put together a detailed tutorial to help you fix this health app issues on your iPhone.

Steps to Fix Health App Not Working

Settings of Health app are accessible from Privacy. Sometimes due to strict privacy settings, it might not be counting steps as in that case, the motion coprocessor as a whole is disabled. So for that, follow below steps:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and go to Privacy Settings.
  3. There you will see “Motion and Fitness”.
  4. Tap on it and its settings will open.
  5. Now inside Motion and Fitness settings options, you will see two toggle switches: one for Fitness tracking and other for health.
  6. Make sure both are turned on. Mostly the Health toggle is off, so if it, turn it on.

Now close the Settings app. Also close the health app if it is opened. Open it again and now walk few steps. You will see that the steps are being calculated now.

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