How Does the Steps App Track My Steps?

The Steps app allows you to determine which step-tracking source you would like it to use.

To choose the appropriate step-tracking source, follow these simple steps:

  • Tap the “Profile” tab followed by the gear icon to enter the app settings
  • Select “Step Tracking Settings”
  • Choose your step-tracking source  

Available Step-Tracking Sources

Apple Health: Using Apple Health as your main step-tracking source is highly recommended! This means that if you are using an Apple Watch or any other smartwatch with Apple Health support, the data tracked with your watch will be synced to the Steps app. Your data from the past 30 days will also get imported.

Motion Sensor: Using this option as your main step-tracking source means that the app will use your device’s motion sensor to collect your steps.  

Runtastic Wearable: If you own a Runtastic wearable, such as an Orbit or a Moment, you can connect it to your app to use as a step-tracker.

Manually Add Steps via Apple Health: In case the battery status of your phone is running low, you can manually add your steps via your Apple Health account. Your steps data will automatically be synced to the Steps app.

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