How to see how many miles you’ve walked on an iphone

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How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Your iPhone tracks how many steps you take, how far you walk, and how many stairs you climb each day. That may seem a bit frightening, but it’s all for a good reason: the Health app stores this data so you can view your progress in one place. But interestingly, opening the Health app isn’t the easiest way to view this info.

Sure, keep popping into the Health every now and then to track your steps and other activity with different graphs — but if you want to view all your activity at once, you’re better off opening the Settings app, believe it or not. We’ll go through how to use the Health settings on your iPhone to view your activity, as well as delete recorded data and remove old or unused devices tracking your activity.

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Viewing Step Count, Walking Distance & Flights Climbed

Open the Settings app and scroll past the first few sections. Find the “Health” option and tap on it to open the settings menu for your Health app. Next, tap on “Data Access & Devices,” and find your current iPhone under Devices. If you have multiple Apple devices (iPod Touch, Apple Watch, etc.) or have had previous ones, they’ll all appear in this list.

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Once you’ve tapped on your device, you’ll see all of the health activity that you device has tracked: Walking + Running Distance, Flights Climbed, Steps, and Headphone Audio Levels. Tap on any of them to view your data, which is broken up by date and time. Even if you walked to the bathroom with your phone, it will appear in this list. If you tap on any of your recorded data, you’ll get more details about your activity, such as start time, end time, source, device, and more.

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Although you can go into the Health app to view this information, it’s easier to see all of it at once in the settings. In Health, each activity is broken up into different pages, so if you want an easy way to go over this information, you should do it here. If you want it in graph form, go into Health.

Deleting Recorded Data

Viewing your data is important, but it’s also crucial to be able to remove any data that you don’t need. For example, if someone else has your phone, and climbs some stairs or goes for a long walk, the data collected isn’t useful to you, so you can easily delete it.

In the All Recorded Data page, for whatever activity, tap on “Edit” in the top-right, then on red circle next to the data you want to delete, and finally on the word “Delete.” The data will be removed from your device and will no longer exist in the Health app.

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You can also tap on “Delete All” in the top-right after tapping on “Edit” if you want to remove all of the data for that activity.

Removing Old or Unused Devices

As mentioned in the first section, a list of all your Apple devices will appear in your Health settings. If you have a ton of devices, it’s best to clear the devices you no longer use or own from your settings. In the Data Access & Devices page, tap on the device you want to remove. Then simply tap on “Delete All Data from. ” and “Delete” to remove the device from your Health settings.

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I need a specific answer to a specific question, please, about the Health app on my iPhone 6s running ios 9.whatever.

Does the Health app measure walking distance by GPS or only by estimating stride length and steps taken?

I’ve browsed message boards about this question, and the consensus seems to be that the phone does NOT ping GPS while I’m walking, to keep track that way of where I am and how far I’ve walked from point A to point B. Instead, it merely counts my steps and uses some sort of algorithm to estimate how many miles I’ve walked, if I’ve taken that many steps. Since I have never been asked by the phone to enter any physical data such as my height or my average stride length, it’s hard for me to believe that any such estimate could be anywhere near accurate except by dumb luck.

So back to my question. Can anyone confirm for me accurately if the phone does or does not use real GPS information to determine how far I’ve walked, or is any distance walked that it reports in the health app merely an estimate or a SWAG based on its step counter?

iPhone 6s, iOS 9.2

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Tom, I cannot CONFIRM anything; I’m just another iPhone user. What I can say, based on my own experience and other reports, is that if Health uses GPS to measure distance walked/ran it does so in a complicated, inaccurate way. My wife and I have been walking together nearly every day, side-by-side, and her Health-measured distance are consistently 10-20% larger than mine. We both have iPhone 6s with current IOS. The two phones were bought at the same time. There’s no evidence that GPS is faulty on either phone; Google Maps, for example, works perfectly. I’ve used Map My Walk and NikePlus and both do a decent job reporting distance.

Also consider that attempts to measure walking/running distance using only GPS would have to fail–how do you distinguish running from biking? From riding in a car? Even if GPS is used, that data has to be cross-correlated with accelerometer data, or some other kind of data. If I ride a bump road, does the iPhone think I’m walking? What if I walk with the phone in my pocket with very smooth strides? If I get up and bounce on the pedals of my bike, will it record that as running?

My point is that trying to distinguish different modes of motion is hard. On Nike+ or Map My Walk (or Run), you tell it when to start and stop. Presumably, if you got in your car and drove 5 miles, it would report that distance as the distance you’ve walked or run, because you started off telling it your run (or walk) was starting. The Health app can’t do that, since it’s going all the time. So it has to figure out when you’re actually walking. You can’t do that with just GPS.

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How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

You don’t need a smartwatch, fitness band, or pedometer to track your steps. Your phone can track how many steps you take and how far you walk all by itself, assuming you just carry it with you in your pocket.

Sure, fitness trackers have a lot of useful features, but if all you want is the basic stuff, your phone allows you to track those things without actually wearing and charging another device. It’s built into the Apple Health app on iPhones and the Google Fit app on Android phones.

Step Tracking Works Best on Newer Phones

This is possible thanks to the low-power movement sensors included in modern smartphones. That’s why it’s only possible with the iPhone 5s and newer — older iPhones won’t have this feature. If you carry your iPhone with you, it can track how you’re moving and identify how many steps you’re taking, how far you walk or run, and how many flights of stairs you climb.

On the Android side, it’s a bit more complicated. Google Fit will attempt to work even on older Android phones, but it will work most accurately — and with the least battery drain — on newer phones that include these low-power sensors. As a Google Fit engineer explained on StackOverFlow:

We periodically poll accelerometer and use Machine Learning and heuristics to correctly identify the activity and duration. For devices with hardware step counters, we use these step counters to monitor step counts. For older devices, we use the activity detected to predict the right number of steps.

So, if you have a new phone that has a sensor similar to the ones found in the new iPhone, it should work about as well. If you have an older phone, it will use data from other sensors to guess how many steps you’ve taken, and it may not be quite as accurate.

Apple Health on iPhones

To access this information, just tap the “Health” application icon on your home screen. By default, the Dashboard will appear with the “Steps”, “Walking + Running Distance”, and “Flights Climbed” cards. You can tap the “Day”, “Week”, “Month”, and “Year” cards to see how many steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve walked and run, and how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, complete with averages. It’s easy to see how active you’ve been and how that’s changed over time, complete with your most active and least active days.

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Google Fit on Android Phones

Google Fit is Google’s competitor to Apple Health, and is included on some new Android phones. You can still install it from Google Play on older phones, but as we mentioned before, it’ll work better on newer phones with the appropriate motion-tracking hardware.

To get started, Install Google Fit from Google Play if it’s not already installed.. Then launch the “Fit” app on your Android phone.

You’ll have to set up Google Fit, including giving it access to the sensors it needs to monitor your step count. After you’ve done so, open the Google Fit app and swipe around to see how many steps you’ve taken and other fitness details, such as an estimate of the number of calories you’ve burned.

This information is tied to your Google account, so you can also access it at Google Fit on the web.

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Both the Apple Health and Google Fit apps are the same apps you’d use if you had an Apple Watch, Android Wear watch, or another fitness-tracking device that integrated with these platforms. Dedicated watches and fitness-tracking devices may be able to provide more data to these health and fitness apps, but your phone can provide some of the basics.

Just remember to take your phone with you! Using a “wearable” is effective because you’ll always have it on throughout the day, while you might leave your phone sitting somewhere while you walk around instead of keeping it in your pocket. If you do that, it’ll end up under-counting the amount of steps and distance you’ve traveled. You may take quite a few steps just while walking around the house or office, and you’ll need your phone on you to track those.

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How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Thanks to the heart rate monitor, Apple does a reasonable job of measuring calories that you’ve burned during the day. However to get a more accurate measurement, especially while you’re exercising, you need to tell the Watch what kind of exercise you’re doing like walking indoor or outdoor, using an Elliptical trainer etc.

If you have to do something manually, you’re prone to forget it. It is one of the drawbacks of the Apple Watch. Ideally, I would have liked it to figure out what I am doing, and nudge me to get my confirmation. So to keep things simple, I decided to use the step count.

How to check the Step Count on Apple Watch

  • Launch the Activity App. You can do it by either pressing the Digital Crown to go to the Home screen, or if are using a Watch face that has the complication of the Activity app, then you can tap on it to launch it. I use the latter option.
  • Navigate to the Activity view or the Home screen of the Activity app.
  • Use the Digital Crown or your finger to scroll down.
  • You should see the step count next to Total Steps along with Active Calories and Total Distance travelled.

It would have been nice if Apple had offered a complication or even a Glance to make it easier to check the steps. There are apps like the StepCard (iTunes link – free) that allow you to add a complication which can display the step count. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be working too well, and don’t seem to update the step count real-time.

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As always, Steps shows you the most complete view of your activity it can, wherever you run it. With Apple Health permission, both our iOS and Apple Watch apps look up data from your other devices, and show you a merged view of your daily activity.

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Whether you’ve just gotten an Apple Watch or have had one for a while and just haven’t tracked your steps closely before, it’s easy to do. Follow along for how to see steps on Apple Watch including distance, flights climbed, along with daily, monthly, and yearly trends. We’ll also look at how to make custom watch complications to track steps right on Apple Watch faces.

Once you’ve got your Apple Watch paired with your iPhone and it’s up and running, it will automatically track steps whenever you’re wearing it.

While you can’t set goals for step count specifically, you can adjust your Move goal. But even without goals for step progress, it’s easy to quickly view.

In the default Activity app on Apple Watch, you can see steps, distance, and flights climbed. And the Fitness app on iPhone shows your daily, monthly, and yearly distance trends in addition to all the data you can see on Apple Watch.

How to track steps on Apple Watch

  1. Open the Activity app on Apple Watch
  2. Swipe down or scroll down with the Digital Crown
  3. Your daily steps, distance, and flights climbed will appear at the bottom
  4. You can also swipe down further and tap Weekly Summaryfor more data
  5. To see steps and related Activity data for another day, you’ll need to use the Fitness app on iPhone (walkthrough below)

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

And if you prefer to see your step count right on your Apple Watch face, check out our walkthrough on that process:

How to track Apple Watch steps on iPhone

  1. Open the Fitness app (called Activity appin iOS 14.1 and earlier)
  2. Choose the Summary tab (Trends tab in iOS 14.1 and earlier)
  3. Swipe down to see your Trends with Distance walked/run and more
  4. Tap Show More next to Trends to see more data

Here’s how it looks in iOS 14.2 and later:

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

Here’s how the process looks in iOS 14.1 and earlier:

How to see how many miles you've walked on an iphone

As shown above, Trends show you if your Move, Exercise, and Distance activity is on the upswing or downswing. Tap one of them to see daily, monthly, and yearly data.

Keep in mind your data between Apple Watch and iPhone won’t always been exactly in sync. But after a few minutes of fresh activity, your iPhone should match up with your watch.

The one caveat will be if you take your Apple Watch off and have your iPhone on you and do a decent amount of walking or running. In that case, the Health app on iPhone will show more steps than in the Activity app that’s pulling from Apple Watch data.

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