Fixed: Health App Not Tracking Steps on iPhone?

Posted by Brian Davis on Aug 31, 2020 4:15 PM.
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Nowadays, people more and more care about their health and are keen on going to a gym or using some fitness applications to help them exercise. Health App is one of those applications. It is a built-in app of iPhone 5 and the later models. Using the Health app, they can easily know how long have they walked or run and whether they should run more. Mostly, this app functions very well, but sometimes, it has some problems. One of the common problems is that the Health app not tracking steps.

The reasons why this app stops working are hard to find out. It may be caused by iOS update or other system issues. If you meet this problem there are indeed some helpful suggestions for you.

Tip 1. Restart iPhone

When your Health app not counting steps at iOS 12 or later, just simply restart the iPhone. There is a high possibility that Health app starts to count steps after you restart your iPhone. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Press and hold the buttons which are marked at the picture. Wait till the Slide to Power Off shows. Swipe it. Now you have closed your iPhone.

Step 2. Then you need to open it. Push and hold the button marked again.

Step 3. Use your passcode to start up.

restart iPhone

Tip 2. Check Health App at Privacy Settings

If you open the button of some apps at Privacy Settings, they can access your private information. So, think twice to make sure you believe in the app that you will open at Privacy Settings.

When you want to fix Health app not counting steps on iPhone, go to check whether Health has been turned on at Privacy Settings. Go to Settings of your iPhone first, and click Privacy, open Motion & Fitness. Finally, check whether the button of Health has been turned on. If it is not, turn on Health. If it has been turned on, turn it off, wait for a while and turn on again.

check privacy settings

Tip 3. Check Steps Data in Health App

The problem of Health app not counting steps may be caused by this app itself. Sometimes, the steps data has been collected by it but for some reasons, it is not presented successfully. On this occasion, you need to go into the Health app and check. First, go to Health app. Next, choose Health Data section. Choose Fitness and click the Walking + Running Distance button. At last, check the Show on Dashboard button. If it is closed, turn on this button.

health dashboard

Tip 4. Get a Professional iOS System Recovery Software

Compared to search for the correct method on internet with much hard work, why not just choose to use iOS system recovery software like TunesKit iOS System Recovery. This software focuses on solving the system errors of iOS. It can fix 50+ iOS system issues, including iPhone stuck in headphone mode, black screen, white screen, blue screen, red screen, frozen screen, disabled screen, boot loop screen, iOS update failure, restore error, iPhone activation error, etc. And it supports iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

It offers two modes for you: Standard mode and Advanced mode.

Standard mode: Fix some common issues, like iPhone stuck in recovery mode and black screen. Repair process under this mode will not cause data loss.

Advanced mode: Fix relatively serious issues, like iPhone locked and iTunes connection error. Repair process under this mode will cause data loss.

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3 steps are listed below to help you understand how to use it quickly.

Step 1Connect the iPhone with Your PC

Connect the iPhone with your computer with the help of a USB cable. Start TunesKit iOS System Recovery for Windows. Then enter or exit Recovery Mode by clicking the corresponding button. Click the Start button.

connect iphone

To fix Health app not counting steps without data loss, you need choose the Standard Mode button. And tap the Next button.

select mode

Step 2 Download Firmware Package

Since you need to download the latest iOS firmware package before fixing the system of your iPhone, you need to give the software the information of your iPhone first. This program will detect the information by default. But you still need to check them by yourself again to make it all correct. When that is done, click the Download button to download the firmware package.

check infomation

Step 3 Fix the iOS System Issues

Just click the Repair button, and it is the last step.

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Conclusion

To fix the problem of Health app not tracking steps on iPhone, you can use the four suggestions this passage talked about. Among the four methods, restarting the iPhone is the simplest one. And using iOS system recovery software like TunesKit iOS System Recovery is the most useful one. Because it can fix this problem easily and can also fix many other iOS system issues without data loss. Are there any other ways that can fix the Health app problem? If you know, why not share your good ideas at the Comment!

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  • Repair various issues on iPhone and other iOS devices
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  • Offers Standard Mode and Advanced Mode
  • No data loss during the repair process
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