How to Manage or Stop Sharing iPhone Health App Data (iOS 15)

Opt out of sharing or change what Health app data is shared with friends and family.

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Adjust sharing settings in the Health app to only share needed information. 
Stop sharing health data that is no longer needed. 
Adjust settings or stop sharing Health app data.

The Apple Health app allows you to share a range of information, from irregular heart rates to your exercise history. Whatever your reasons for sharing your Health app data, we'll show you how to adjust your sharing permissions or stop sharing your Health app data with someone.

Related: How to Find Hidden Apps on iPhone 

Why It Matters

  • Adjust sharing permissions to stop sharing outdated or irrelevant Health data. 
  • Opt out of sharing to delete your iPhone Health app data from the iPhone of the person who no longer needs it. 

How to Stop Sharing iPhone Health App Data

We've already covered how to share Apple Health data with friends and family, now let's go over how to manage sharing permissions or stop sharing your Health data entirely. 

  1. Open the Health app.

  2. Tap the Sharing tab. 

  3. Tap on the person’s name for whom you’d like to change sharing permissions.

  4. To change what data you're sharing, go through the available toggles and categories and adjust permissions.

  5. To stop sharing entirely, scroll to the bottom and tap Stop Sharing

  6. Tap Stop Sharing again to confirm your decision. 

Once you change sharing permissions, any unauthorized Health app data is immediately deleted from the other person's iPhone. The same is true if you stop sharing entirely—all Health app data will be promptly removed from their phone as if it never existed.

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.

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