How to Delete Health app Data on iPhone

Especially helpful on base variants with low storage

by: - Last updated on: December 5th, 2020
Key Takeaways
  • Apple’s Health app offers a one-stop solution for keeping track of different health-and-fitness related stats, all under one roof.
  • However, if you own an iPhone with the base storage variant or want to have an organized record of your activities, you might want to get rid of old records that are no longer relevant.
  • In case you’re wondering how to delete Health app data on the iPhone, here’s a quick guide.
  • For more such iOS and iPhone related resources, check out our iOS hub.

Apple’s Health app offers a one-stop solution for keeping track of different health-and-fitness related stats, all under one roof. Using the app, you can pretty much record different health stats like heart rate, nutrition, sleep patterns, along with various fitness records such as steps, swimming, different types of workouts, etc. However, if you own an iPhone with the base storage variant or want to have an organized record of your activities, you might want to get rid of old records that are no longer relevant. So, in case you’re wondering how to delete Health app data on the iPhone, here’s a quick guide.

How to delete Health app data on iPhone

The Health app on iPhone proves to be the most useful when paired with an Apple Watch, as you can then leverage the watch’s hardware to track your heart rate, calories burnt, different workouts/physical activities, sleep, and a lot more. With so much active tracking going in the background, there is an inundation of data filling up gigs of storage on your iPhone’s storage, leading to two problems — storage-space hogging and unwieldy amounts of data. To come to grips with these problems, here’s how to delete Health app data on your iPhone.

How to delete Health app data for different Apps

1. Open the Health app on your iPhone.
2. Tap the profile icon on the top-right, and on the next screen, select Apps, under Privacy.

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3. On the Apps page, select Health.

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4. Now, if you want to delete all of the data at once, tap on the Delete All Data from Health button. Alternatively, if you wish to delete data individually, tap on a listing, hit the Edit button, and then hit Delete All.

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Using the above steps, you can also delete data for other apps like Clock, Message, etc in much the same way. However, once you tap on Delete All Data from [app name], all your data related to that particular app will be deleted at once. And, since the process is irreversible, you cannot retrieve the data back again. So, if you do not wish to delete the entire data related to an app, and want to instead get rid of some listings, you can delete each data entry individually, as well.

How to delete Health data for different Activities

1. Open the Health app on your iPhone.

2. With the Browse tab selected, select a category under Health Categories. For instance, let’s assume you select Activity.

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3. Now, on the Activity page, tap on any activity entry (say, Steps) that you want to delete, and on the next screen, scroll to the bottom and tap on Show All Data.

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4. Here, hit the Edit button on the top-right corner and hit Delete All on the top-left side. Alternatively, you can hit the minus (-) sign next to each data to delete it individually.

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Similar to how you deleted your Steps entry from the Activity section using the above steps, you can also delete other entries such as Walking + Running Distance, Flights Climbed, etc. Furthermore, you can go into each activity and workout like Swimming, Cycling Distance, Standing Hours, and more, to delete its data.

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Besides Activity, there are other Health Categories, such as Heart (including Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Saturation, etc), Nutrition, Sleep, Hearing, and more, whose data you can also delete using the steps 2 through 4, above.

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That’s it for this article!

You should now be able to delete your Health app data for different activities and probably save some storage space on your iPhone. Not to mention, the decluttered health data that you now have to sift through to find what you are looking for, and act upon accordingly.

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  1. I want to delete Health data form one of mi iPhones, which has a small memory and it is taking 4GB there, but not from my main iPhone. Will this procedure that you describe achieve that? Or will it erase info from all my iPhones connected to the same Apple ID? Thank you for your answer

  2. Hello,

    I would like to delete the Health app altogether (not just the data) from my iPhone6s because it is draining the battery at a very rapid pace. How do I delete it?

    1. I want help immediately to cancel this app!!!! E should have access to my HEATH rINFORMATION AND MY LIFE!!!This is my personal life information and Apple has intruded on my life and personal information!!!! If anyone sees this info from my Health Apo, Whivj I never asked for, ill take Apple to court and Win my case!! Please remove this app I snd all of my personal information on it and never use my personal information!! Noone bu. Hah- that is the least of the issue! Cancel this App in its entirety. My lawyer will be advised of your actions early in the morning! Cancel this app and any other apps regarding my personal, private information. Apple hsome nerve putting all my personal info into this app! I want this app deleted from all of my Apple computers Email me immediarely when done

  3. Great tip! Helped me out when I entered wrong data and couldn’t work out how to edit it so entered correct info as another data point and then Googled this topic. You solved my problem so thank you!