Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today, we're going to show you how to set up the Samsung S Health application on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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Steps

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    Tap the button on the right side of the phone to turn it on.
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    Swipe across the screen to open the home screen.
    There may be another way set up to open the phone, such as drawing a pattern or entering a passcode.
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    Tap the "Apps" icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
    The icon looks like several rows of identical squares.
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    A Samsung account will need to be set up before setting up S Health.
    There is another tutorial on this website explaining how to set up an account on Samsung, so search for that if needed. Then return to watch this video.
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    When ready, tap on the S Health icon.
    It is green with an image of a person running.
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    When the S Health application first opens, it may display a message that reads, "Health Service - Health Service needs to be updated to the latest version.
    Tap OK to update Health Service now or press Cancel to close the application."
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    Tap "OK".
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    This is the Samsung Electronics Health Service.
    Tap the blue "Update" button. When the update is finished, return to the home screen and tap the S Health icon again.
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    Now, the application should open as normal.
    A "Welcome" message states, "The S Health application is used to help you manage your health. You can set your own fitness goals, check your progress in reaching those goals, and keep track of your total overall health.
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    Tap "Next" at the bottom right of the screen.
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    Read through the app's "Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy Policy" if desired, and then tap the checkbox next to "I agree" under each one.
    Both of these must be checked in order to use the application.
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    Now, tap Next to continue.
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    The option for "Auto backup" should appear.
    At the top of this screen, it says, "Back up your data automatically and restore it to your current device or a new device at any time." The frequency of the backup can be set up on this screen as well.
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    The "Auto backup" option can also be turned off by tapping the switch at the top right corner of the screen.
    When satisfied with the backup settings, tap Next at the bottom right corner.
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    The next screen that appears is "Create profile", where you will enter your personal information.
    Fill this out with as much information as desired.
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    Add a photo by tapping the plus sign at the bottom of the green icon with the image of a person.
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    Select an image from your photo gallery or take a photo immediately.
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    Tap "Next" at the bottom right corner of the screen.
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    At the next screen, enter height and weight.
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    Tap "Next" to continue.
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    Now, describe your activity level by tapping on the most relevant description.
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    Tap "Next", and this will be the last step in creating a profile.
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    Tap "Start" at the bottom right corner of the screen.
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    Now, S Health has been set up.
    Set up the pedometer, exercise, heart rate, food, weight, sleep, stress, and partner apps functions by tapping on the appropriate icons at the bottom of the screen.
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    This is how you install and set up the S Health application.
    Check for our next video on how to set up and use all of the functions of this application. Thanks for watching VisiHow. Have a great day, and we look forward to helping you out in our next video.
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Video: Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5 Method 1

Method 2

One of Samsung Galaxy S5's main features is the S Health. Using S Health, you can Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Measure Heart Rate, Use Samsung Galaxy S5 As a Pedometer to Count Your Number of Steps, and Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Keep Track of Exercises and Workouts. Before you can use S Health you need to set it up for optimum and more close-to-accurate results.

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    Tap on the Home button to get to the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    Tapping on the Back Key for a few times will, also, eventually take you to your device's Home screen.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the extreme-right part of the Favorites bar.
    Tapping on the Apps icon will take you to the application screen where you can see all the applications installed on your phone.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung Galaxy S5, tap on the S Health (icon of a walking person in green silhouette).
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    You will be taken to S Health's Welcome page telling you what the application is all about.
    Tap on Next' icon to proceed to the next page.
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    Read through the application's terms and conditions.
    Put a check mark on the tick box for I agree and tap on the Next icon to proceed to the next page.
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    You can sign in to a Samsung account to see your ranking against all S Health users among your age range.
    If you have a Samsung account, you can tap on Sign in or tap on Skip to proceed to the next page without signing in to your Samsung account.
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    Read through the application's Privacy Policy.
    Put a check mark on the tick box for I agree and tap on the Next icon to proceed to the next page.
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    From the Create Profile page, enter your name on the corresponding tab.
    Use the on-screen keyboard to type in your name.
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    Once you have entered your name tap on done to save it.
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    Indicate if you are a male or a female by tapping on the corresponding button.
    Indicate your date of birth in the portion of birth date. Tap on Next icon to proceed to the next page
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    Enter your body measurements.
    Input your height and weight. You can change the unit of measurement by tapping on the corresponding tab and choosing the preferred unit. Tap Next to proceed to the next page.
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    Choose the preferred activity level for exercises by ticking on the corresponding level of exercise frequency.
    Tap on the Next icon to get to the next page.
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    You have successfully created the profile for your S Health.
    You can now tap on the Start icon to start using the application on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Take Note!

  • S health is only a supplementary application to help you in achieving your fitness goals. S Health is never a substitute for any professional service and is only provided as is.
  • If you are serious with hitting your goals, pairing S Health with advice from health experts is recommended.
  • Measurements and results shown by S Health are close estimates and do not reflect the actual nor accurate figures.
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Questions and Answers

Can you log out of S Health on the Samsung Galaxy S5?

I cannot find anywhere to log out.

You can remove your Samsung account from S Health on your Samsung Galaxy S5 by doing the following:

  • Open S Health.
  • Tap the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Accounts.
  • Tap Samsung account.
  • Tap Remove account.

This will remove your account from S Health. Note, however, that once you've entered your information -- like weight, height, name, and birth date -- you cannot remove this information.

How can I share my workout on Facebook?

I've got the option "Share" but only the comment is posted not the map and other details of my workout

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I need help with S health app?

Is there a way to save certain foods as favorites so I do not have to keep searching to add them to my food log?

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How do I get S Health Home Screen back? I've done most of the Google methods listed?

I keep trying to get back to my home screen of S Health so I can take a photo of the day's progress to post to Facebook, yet I keep getting other pages.

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Hi, I have a question about how to post my daily steps on my Facebook page?

I like to post my progress on my Facebook page and I do not see where to do this. Can I post it on Facebook?

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How to Export S Health Data on an S5 mini?

I am looking for a solution or an app to export or access my raw "Health" data outside the S Health App or with a feature inside the S Health app on a S5 mini

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Do I have to check the privacy?

I don't want to agree to the privacy section because I don't want Samsung to have any info on me. But if I don't check the box the program won't move to the next part

Unfortunately, you have to agree to the Terms of service in order to use the application. Otherwise, the software (or service) cannot be used. This is a legal action that binds you to the conditions. Please note that all agreements are subject to change as well. That means that if you agree once, you might be asked to agree to new terms and conditions in the future to continue using the application.

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There is no "health service" any more?

I was never asked for my age, height, weight or picture, it just started right up, not really sure what's going on

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My program stopped counting steps a couple of days ago.

Stopped counting one day. I am not sure how to turn it on.

This has been reported by numerous users after the Lollipop update or the program update. There are several solutions, some of which might work for you:

  • uninstall updates for the application. To uninstall updates, press the home button. Tap on "Apps" > "Settings" > "Application manager" > the "ALL" tab > "S Health". Tap on "Uninstall updates". Be sure not to update the application automatically. To disable automatic updates, press the home button. Tap on "Apps" > Play Store. Tap on the triple-line icon. Tap on "Settings" > "Auto-update apps" > "Do not auto-update apps";
  • revert to a previous Android version (e.g. Kitkat): this might not be available though. To reflash your smartphone, use our tutorial on flashing Samsung smartphones. In step 1, use your own firmware file from http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares, if the previous version is available;
  • uninstall Facebook and Messenger. To uninstall those, press the home button. Tap on "Apps" > "Settings" > "Application manager" > the "ALL" tab > "Facebook". Tap on "Uninstall", "Uninstall updates", or "Disable". Do the same for "Messenger" in the "ALL" tab.
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Heart rate tracker in S Health?

I use S Health on my S5, my buddy has a Galaxy Prime. I downloaded the S Health app and set it up for him on his phone, all the other trackers I am familiar with are there but the heart rate tracker is not...I uninstalled and reinstalled, to no avail...any ideas?

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How can I share my running stats, maps on Facebook?

S Health running apps share on Facebook

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I lost my "display" of my number of steps on my home screen?

I enjoyed seeing my progress on the "steps" on S Health displayed on my home screen. I cannot get it back. Please help.

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See more questions like this: How do you display the step count on the lock screen?

In S Health app, once the initial setup is done, can we go back and update profile to record the date of birth?

I'm trying to measure my stress level, and the application says it compares with people of my age (actually born in 1987) however the app says the profile information is Jan 1, 1980. How can I correct the date of birth in my profile?

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Once S Health is setup, you can update your profile. Open S Health and click on the picture next to your name at the top, then click on Profile and update.

S health doesn't work when I tap?

When I tap the app, I only get the green screen. Nothing else comes up. How do I get into the app?

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Some S health items are in Chinese characters?

When I click on Events, Sports, Self check, Ask doctor and Medication and when they they open the next page is all in Chinese characters. I have checked the settings and there is no way I could change this. All other items are in English though. Thank you.. I have tried: Checked settings. No language preference can be chosen, but all other items are in English.. I think it was caused by: None

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How do I change the step goal from 6000 to 10000?

I can't seem to find where to change it.

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