My iPhone's Health App Is Gone! How Do I Reinstall It?

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Hey Sarah,

How do I find the Health app to reinstall it? It's just gone! Also, is the app available on my ipad or laptop?

Sincerely,

Lost my health

Dear Lost,

The Health app is not among the Apple stock apps that you are able to delete. To locate it on your iPhone, swipe down from the center of your Home screen to open Spotlight and type in Health. The name of the folder it's in will be listed next to the app icon in the search results. If no folder name is listed in the results, the Health app is on one of your Home screens, not in a folder.  The Health app is only available on the iPhone and iPod Touch. 

 

 

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.