The Health app is getting new features with iOS 16 that will be invaluable to many users. A major new feature is the ability to track medications on iPhone (vitamins and supplements as well). Read on to see how it works to use the iOS 16 feature.
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Here’s how Apple describes the new feature:
“The Health app adds medications, allowing users to easily create and manage a medication list, create schedules and reminders, and track their medications, vitamins, or supplements.”
Along with all this, the feature notifies users of potential drug interactions and it is possible to connect with healthcare providers to see a list of past medications, get future updates or add items to your timetable.
Important Note: Apple says, “It’s helpful to keep in mind that medication tracking, while useful, is only one tool among many to safely manage your medication schedule. Please consult with your doctor, pharmacist, family members, and any caregivers to create a plan that works best for you.
Track Medications on iPhone: iOS 16 Guide
- Running iOS 16 on iPhone, open the Health app
- Choose the Browse tab in the lower right corner
- Faucet MedicationsSo choose Add medication
- Use your camera to scan your medications or enter them manually (Apple says scanning will be limited to US users at this time)
- Follow prompts to set reminders and more
- Return to the Health app > Browse tab > Medications at any time to save what you’ve taken and more
This is what medication tracking looks like on iPhone:
If an exact match is not certain or found, the Health app will offer a list of possible matches.
Once you have successfully added medication to iPhone (or vitamins/supplements), you can set a reminder for when to take it and how often. And you can even set the shape and color.
The final steps for tracking medications on iPhone include adding a nickname/notes and deciding any interactions with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Interactions between drugs will be automatically presented.
Here’s what it looks like once you start tracking medications on iPhone. You can tap it to connect if you skipped it or took it, and more.
As shown above, you can add more medications from this main screen (Health app > Browse > Medications), export your medication list to PDF, and more.
Thanks for reading our guide on how to track medications on iPhone in iOS 16!
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