The Health App on your iPhone can help you keep up with your personal goals like general health and weight loss. It can track things like steps, exercise completed and goals for activity. However, if you’re the type who likes to stay motivated with a buddy, it can help to share that data with someone else’s iPhone. You can even share your data with your doctor. Below we’ll go into how to share health data.
Before you can share data from your Health App with another user, you need a few conditions in place.
- You’ll need an iPhone or iPod touch that is running iOS 15 or later.
- Health needs to be turned on in your iCloud account, as well as enabled two-factor authentication.
- To turn on Health in iCloud, go into Settings > tap on your name at the top > tap iCloud > scroll until you see the health app and turn the toggle green.
- To make sure two-factor authentication is on, go to Settings > tap your name > hit Password & Security > Two-Factor Authentication should read on.
- You have to include the person you want to share with in your Contacts, complete with their iCloud email account.
Set Up Health App Sharing
To set up sharing with someone:
- Tap on the Health App.
- Hit the Sharing tab at the bottom.
- Tap Share with Someone.
- You’ll see a list of people to share with. Blue means they can share with you because their device supports it, gray means that they cannot share with you.
- You can either select See Suggested Topics or Set Up Manually.
- Then you can select the data you want to share.
- Hit Share.
- Select Done.
You can even share with your doctor. When in the Sharing tab, select the Share with your doctor option and then follow the prompts.