With watchOS 7, Apple made changes to Apple Watch in regard to the Force Touch gesture. You’ll notice this in spots like accessing List view in your Calendar and clearing your notifications all at once. You no longer use Force Touch for these actions and one more for the list is adjusting your activity goals.
While you may not change your goals often, it’s still important to know how when the time comes. If you’ve recently upgraded to watchOS 7 or later or recently purchased an Apple Watch running that OS, here’s how to adjust your activity goals.
Change your Move, Exercise, and Stand goals on Apple Watch
Strap on your Apple Watch and then open the Activity app. Make sure you’re on the main screen. If not, swipe from right to left until you are. Use your finger or Digital Crown to scroll to the bottom of that screen and tap Change Goals.
You can then change your Move, Exercise, and Stand goals, in that order. Use the plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease the Move Goal and tap Next. Do the same for your Exercise Goal and finish off with the Stand Goal by tapping OK.
If you don’t want to change one of the goals, just tap Next to go to the next one and OK when you finish.
More with Activity on Apple Watch
Check out these additional tutorials for doing more with the Activity app on your Apple Watch.
- How to mute Activity reminders on Apple Watch for the rest of your day
- How to use Activity sharing
- How to close your move, exercise and stand rings on Apple Watch
- How to calibrate Apple Watch for accurate Workout and Activity tracking
- How to share screenshots of your Activity rings, workouts, or achievements
Wrapping it up
Changing your Activity goals on Apple Watch was once done using a Force Touch gesture, but is now right on the main screen of the app. So keep that in mind!
Now that you know how to change your activity goals, will you? Do you change your goals often or does it depend on how close you are to reaching them? Let us know!