It’s already pretty well known that the Apple Watch is arguably the best smartwatch for those who want to improve their health in different ways. Apple continues to bring new features to the wearable platform in an effort to make it easier to track workouts, while still making things fun by trying to close your Activity Rings.
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But there’s much more that goes into your fitness and wellbeing than just using an Apple Watch. It’s partially why there’s a dedicated Health app on your iPhone that integrates seamlessly with your Watch along with a plethora of health and fitness-focused accessories. With iOS 16, Apple is making it so you can get rid of those self-set alarms reminding you to take medicine on a schedule.
How to set up Notifications for Medications in Apple Health
Not only can you enter your medication information into the Health app, but you can also set custom notifications that will let you know when it’s time. When you go through the process of adding the medicine to the Health app, you are provided with the option to set or create custom notifications. However, in the event that you either forgot to do so or just skipped past that part of the setup process, here’s how you can set up notifications for medications in the Apple Health app.
- Open the Health app on your iPhone.
- Tap Browse in the bottom toolbar.
- Select Medications in the list of Health Categories.
- Navigate to the Your Medications section.
- Select the medication that you want to set up notifications for.
- Scroll down to the Schedule section.
- Tap Edit on the right side.
- Under Time of Day, tap the + Add a time button.
- Tap the Time next to the new notification.
- Select a time that you want to be notified.
- Tap Done in the top right corner.
From this screen, you can also set a frequency based on when or how frequently you need to take the medicine. Changing the frequency will ensure that you receive a notification whenever you need to take your medicine. This is helpful for those who might have medications that don’t just need to be taken once a day, whether it’s multiple times a day or spaced out throughout the week.
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.