Category: Health

How to Enable and Use the Handwashing Timer on Apple Watch

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Keeping your hands clean is always an important thing to consider and while it might seem like one of the easiest things to do, it turns out that some people aren’t washing their hands for as long as they should. Apple wants to help out and it’s introduced a new Handwashing timer to do just that. With the feature enabled, and your Apple Watch will detect when you’re washing your hands and then count down from 20 to make sure you’re doing it properly.

That 20-second countdown isn’t random, either. The World Health Organization recommends that we wash…

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How to Sign Up for Apple Fitness+

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Want to workout with a digital personal trainer and your Apple Watch? Apple already offers a bunch of subscription services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, iCloud, and Apple Arcade for its users. To add one more to the list, the company just released its new Fitness+ service that’s built around the Apple Watch.

Fitness+ aims to change the way you take care of your fitness and manage your workout routine. The service gives you access to a library of workout videos that are tailored to you based on the metrics from your Apple Watch. If you’re not…

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How to Set Fitness Goals on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has spent the last few years turning itself into the go-to wearable for people who like to keep tabs on their health. Whether it’s their heart rate, sleep pattern, or just how much they move, the Apple Watch can track it. But for many users, its bread and butter is in telling you when you’ve done enough exercise, and you can do that by setting fitness goals on the device.

Much of that functionality revolves around the Activity app and it comes pre-installed on all Apple Watches – and iPhones, for that matter. The app can keep tabs on your…

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How to Delete All Health Data from iPhone

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Apple’s Health app that’s pre-installed on iOS devices keeps track of your footsteps, nutrition, hearing audio levels, heart rate and a lot more. However, you can easily remove all this data at any time from your iPhone or iPad.

Most people would prefer to keep their Health data for sharing it with their doctors or family members. Over time, the data that’s collected by the Health app could end up taking a considerable amount of storage space on your iOS device. So, you might want to clear them out every now and then. This could also come in handy if you…

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How to Use, Enable, and Disable Fall Detection on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has a ton of features that are designed to keep you safe. One of those is the ability to call emergency services if you take a fall and are unable to get back up. We’re going to show you how to enable this useful – and important – feature, as well as actually how to use it.

Fall Detection is supported by Apple Watch Series 4 and newer watches. It also pulls your emergency contact details from the Medical ID on your iPhone, so make sure you have that set up ASAP.

How to Enable Fall Detection on Apple Watch

Fall Detection is automatically…

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How to Use Bedtime for Tracking Sleep on iPhone

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Is your sleeping schedule all over the place at the moment? If so, you can easily get into a proper bedtime routine with the help of Bedtime on your iPhone.

Apple’s Bedtime feature is baked into the default Clock app on iOS devices. This can be used to track your sleep on a daily basis. Although Bedtime isn’t going to force you to sleep, you can at least try to co-operate with the app for a more consistent sleeping pattern. Bedtime also analyzes your sleeping pattern and sends this data to the Health app that’s pre-installed on your device.

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How to Enable Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications (AFib) on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch has features designed to make it easier than ever to keep tabs on the health of your heart. It’s constantly checking your heart rate and it can alert you if something is amiss. It can do something similar to monitor for an irregular rhythm, too.

We’re going to show you how to enable heart rhythm notifications so that you will know if something isn’t quite right.


An irregular rhythm can be indicative of something called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. According to heart.org:

“Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In…

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How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which…

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How to Use Fall Detection on Your Apple Watch

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Fall Detection was a feature added to Apple Watch Series 4 and later that allows the watch to call emergency services if it believes the wearer has taken a tumble. It’s a wonderful feature that has already been shown to save lives and it’s absolutely one that you should consider enabling.

We’re going to show you how you can enable and use fall detection with Apple Watch.

In order for Fall Detection to work properly, you should set up a Medical ID on your iPhone. That ensures that your Apple Watch knows the best person to call if you take a hard fall….

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How to Start & End a Swimming Workout on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch is a wonderful exercise companion and it can not only keep tabs on your workout but provide insights into your health as well. Apple Watch Series 2 and later can also be used to track swimming, just like running or other activities. But the way Workouts handles a swim is slightly different. Don’t worry, we’re going to walk – bad pun intended! – you through it.

It doesn’t matter if you’re someone training for the Olympics or an amateur who likes to know whether their length times are on point, tracking activity using an Apple Watch…

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