How to use Health Checklist for iPhone and Apple Watch

Health Checklist iPhone on Desk

With some terrific updates to the Health app with iOS 14 for sleep mode and hearing health comes one of the handiest new features. The Health Checklist gives you an easy way to see which settings you have enabled for iPhone and Apple Watch and turn them on or off all in one convenient spot.

To make sure you are using the health features that matter most for you, here’s how to use the Health Checklist on iPhone.

Review your Health Checklist

When you first open the Health app after upgrading to iOS 14, you’ll see the Health Checklist right at the top of the Summary tab. Tap Review to get started.

Important: If you tap the X to close the Health Checklist on the Summary tab, there doesn’t currently appear to be a way to get it back.

Health Checklist in Health Summary on iPhone

The features on the Health Checklist are based on a combination of settings from your iPhone and paired Apple Watch. At the top, you’ll see Inactive features with an option to Enable each one if you like.

Below Inactive, you have Active features. Each of these settings shows you a brief description of the feature, which devices it’s available on, and if applicable, the last time it was updated.

Health Checklist on iPhone

Tap a setting to make adjustments or view details. Some features that are only available on Apple Watch like ECG App will direct you to your Watch. Others like Medical ID or Noise Notifications give you options to make changes if you like. For instance, you can disable Noise Notifications or change the threshold.

When you finish with a specific setting, simply tap Back at the top. And when you’re done going through the Health Checklist, tap Done.

Wrapping it up

The Health Checklist is a nice feature that ensures you’re using the settings you really need. You may have forgotten to enable one or realize you need to make changes to one. Either way, be sure to open the Health app after you update your iPhone and go through the Health Checklist.

Are you going to take a look at your Health Checklist on iPhone? Let us know if you find the feature convenient as well!

For more, take a look at how to add your symptoms to Health on iPhone.