How to Delete a Workout on Apple Watch (2022)

Delete an Apple Watch workout from the Fitness and Health apps on your iPhone.

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One of the Apple Watch’s most useful features is its ability to record your workouts, allowing you to meet your fitness goals. If you ever need to delete a workout on your Apple Watch, you can do so from the Health app or Fitness app on your iPhone. 

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • You can use the Fitness app to see an overview of your workouts and quickly delete them if necessary.
  • See what kind of workout data were recorded in the Health app, and choose whether or not to delete workouts.

How to Delete Workouts on Apple Watch Using the Fitness App

Although your workouts are recorded with your Apple Watch, you can’t delete them from there. Since your Watch data syncs with your iPhone, you’ll need to use the Fitness and Health apps on your phone to delete workouts. To learn more about your Apple Watch features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. Now, here's how to delete a workout from your iPhone Fitness app: 

  1. Open the Fitness app.

    Open the Fitness app.
  2. Next to the Workouts section, tap Show More.

    Tap Show More next to Workouts.
  3. Swipe left on the workout you want to delete.

    Swipe to the left on a workout.
  4. Tap Delete.

    Tap Delete.
  5. Select whether you want to delete the workout and the data it recorded, or just delete the workout itself.

    Select whether you want to delete the workout and the data it recorded, or just delete the workout itself.

How to Delete a Workout on Apple Watch Using the Health App

While it is possible to delete workouts through the Health app, you can’t see the same detailed information from the Fitness app. You’ll only see the date and time of the workout, and how long it lasted. You can tap on a workout to see what type of workout it was, and what kind of data was recorded. However, due to the simplicity of the Fitness app, it is recommended that you use that app instead if you intend to delete a workout. However, if you don't have another option, here's how to delete workouts in the Health app.

  1. Open the Health app.

    Open the Health app.
  2. Under Summary, tap Show All Health Data.

    Under Summary, tap Show All Health Data.
  3. Scroll down and tap Workouts.

    Scroll down and tap Workouts.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Show All Data.

    Scroll to the bottom and tap Show All Data.
  5. Tap a workout to see what kind of data was recorded.

    Tap a workout to see what kind of data was recorded.
  6. Tap Back.

    Tap Back.
  7. Swipe left on the workout.

    Swipe left on the workout.
  8. Tap Delete.

    Tap Delete.
  9. Select whether you want to delete the workout and the data it recorded, or just delete the workout itself.

    Select whether you want to delete the workout and the data it recorded, or just delete the workout itself.

Now if you ever need to delete a workout, you know how to do it quickly and easily. With these two options at your fingertips, you can make sure you are meeting your fitness goals and recording only the needed and accurate information. Next, learn how to add a workout to your Apple Watch manually!

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Rhett Intriago is a passionate writer and Apple enthusiast. When he’s not drafting iPhone Life articles, he prefers to spend his free time gaming with friends, watching anime with his wife, or playing with his three cats.