Disable iPhone, iPad Fitness Tracking Feature To Save Battery Life

Uzair Ghani
Posted 8 months ago

Here’s how you can disable the fitness tracking feature on your iPhone, iPad and save battery life in return.

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With every new iPhone and iPad release, Apple has pushed the boundaries of what its mobile devices are capable of doing, offering users new ways to interact with said devices and make the most out of them when it comes to day-to-day use. And realizing how crucial fitness has become for users in their lives, Apple decided to throw in fitness tracking features into its range of devices as well, allowing for things like calculating footsteps, the distance you’ve walked, how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed etc. While that addition is made possible all thanks to a dedicated motion coprocessor, it should be kept in mind that if you’re not using the fitness tracking features of your iPhone or iPad, then it’s best to turn it off. Why? Because you’re not using it anyway and it will give you a few precious minutes of battery life.

So how do we turn off the fitness tracking feature on an iPhone or iPad? We’ve laid down the steps in a complete step by step fashion.

Turn Off ‘Fitness Tracking’ And Save Battery Life

1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app from your home screen.

2. Scroll down and look for entry called ‘Privacy.’ Tap to open it up.


3. At the bottom you should see an option called ‘Motion & Fitness.’ Tap to open that up as well.



4. See that ‘Fitness Toggle’ switch? Tap to turn it OFF.

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From here on in, your iPhone or iPad will not process any fitness related metrics and you’ll end up saving battery life as well. While we do not recommend that you turn off the ‘Motion & Fitness’ feature on your iPhone or iPad, but if battery life is of your highest priority then we suggest going ahead and turning off said feature immediately.

It’s remarkable how far mobile devices have come in terms of features, with additions like fitness tracking, HDR photos and whatnot being the order of the day. It only boggles our mind where companies will take their phones and tablets in the years to come. Will we see devices that will truly serve as a one-stop hub for everything? Or will we end up seeing ‘supportive’ characteristic devices? We’ll know for sure as we slide into the future.

Be sure to discuss what you like to see in future mobile devices in the comments section below.

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