Perhaps since the release of the original iPhone, the Apple Watch is the Cupertino-based company’s biggest product. The Apple Watch is seemingly the only smartwatch to “stick” and for good reason with its ability to triage notifications and help keep you healthy.
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That’s right. The Apple Watch is absolutely phenomenal for keeping track of your health stats and workouts. But from time to time, you may end up accidentally recording a workout that wasn’t really a workout. In those instances, you’ll need to know how to remove workouts from your Apple Watch. watchOS 6 makes it easy to accomplish this with a few easy steps.
How to remove workouts from your Apple Watch
Thankfully, the process for removing workouts from your Apple Watch is pretty cut and dry. All you will need is your iPhone, as in order to do so, you will need to access the Health app. Here are the steps you need to take to remove workouts from your Apple Watch and Health data.
- Open the Health app on your iPhone
- Tap the Browse tab at the bottom of the app
- Scroll, find, and tap on the workout you want to remove
- Under Options, select Show All Data
- Tap the Edit button at the top
- Press the (-) button to delete the workout
After you have deleted the workout, this will also be removed from the Activity portion of the Watch app. While Apple makes some things convoluted and difficult, there are other “problems” that can be remedied easily.
In fact, there is another way to remove workouts, provided that you have your iPhone handy. Here is another method to remove workouts:
- Open the Activity app on your iPhone
- Tap on the Workouts tab
- Swipe left on a workout to delete it
As is the case with using the Health app, you will want to swipe the workout all the way to the left until the red delete button appears. This will ensure that you are actually deleting the workout and won’t have to worry about it appearing in your stats any longer.
Before the workout is finally removed, your iPhone will provide you a prompt with a couple of choices. You can remove just the workout, but keep the data, or you can remove both the workout and the data. When choosing the latter, your Activity Rings and possible Achievements will be affected and reduced.
The Apple Watch is such a phenomenal device, that we aren’t sure how Apple will be able to keep the hype up with the rumored release of the Series 5. The Watch Series 4 is a fantastic option for those who work out on a regular basis, those who want to start hitting the gym, or those who just want to triage notifications.
Sound off in the comments below if you run into any issues with deleting your workouts, and we’ll be more than happy to help out. In the meantime, let us know what features you think Apple will pack into the Series 5 if it actually launches this Fall.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.