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1/8/2018 0 Comments
If you were incapacitated or if someone picked up your locked iPhone, would it be possible for them to work out who to contact. In a medical emergency, does your iPhone provide vital information to emergency and medical professionals?
Your iPhone provides a feature called Medical ID - a feature that can be accessed even if your iPhone is locked by a passcode. It is found by accessing Emergency option that is available when an iPhone is locked - an option that allows you to call emergency services even though the iPhone is in a locked state.
A great feature of Apple's Health app on the iPhone (and iPod Touch) is its ability to track and report the steps you take during any given day.
Even if you don't wear a Fitbit, Apple Watch or some other fitness tracker, the Health app can still show the steps that you took when the iPhone was with you.
When my husband and I travelled in 2015, I loved this feature of my iPhone 6 Plus, which I had with me during all those vast kms of sight-seeing! I could see how many steps I'd taken, how many flights of stairs I'd climbed, how much energy I had burned and more. (I now have an Apple Watch, so my steps are tracked even when I don't have my iPhone.)
But is every iPhone model capable of tracking the steps you take while carrying the iPhone?
This was a question raised at the Free Friday at iTandCoffee on 10/2/17 (for iTandCoffee Club members). One of the attendees could not work out how to make her iPhone track the steps she took while the iPhone was with her. She had an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C.
This is actually a limitation of older iPhones - those that are older than the iPhone 5S.
These older models do not have the motion sensor that is built into newer iPhones, so they are unable to record steps.
This particular iTandCoffee Club member would need to wear a fitness tracking device of some sort if she wishes to utilise the tracking features of the Health app on her iPhone.
If a third-party fitness tracker (and associated app) is used to track your steps, make sure to grant that app access to your Health app. This is done in Settings ->Privacy->Health (on older devices) and in Settings -> Privacy -> Motion and Fitness (on newer devices). In that Privacy option, turn on the relevant apps and features.
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