The iOS 16 Health App Features That Will Save Lives

If you take prescription medications, you know the struggle. It's way too easy to forget to take your pills or call in a refill to the pharmacy. Apple is here to help with the new medication-tracking features coming with iOS 16.

The Medications feature allows users to track their prescriptions, vitamins, and supplements by creating medication lists, schedules, and reminders. You'll even be able to enter medications by scanning your pill-bottle labels if you live in the United States (a feature that will expand to other countries in the future).

What's more, you'll receive alerts if there's a potential interaction between medications or substances like alcohol. You'll also be able to invite family and friends to share their Health data with you or accept an invitation to share your data with others. Sharing Health app data with medical professionals will be easier than ever before, as well, because iOS 16 allows users to create a PDF of Health records from connected health care providers.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.