Apple Watch Workouts - discard option removed?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 16, 2011
Has anyone noted that you can no longer discard a workout? Where did this option go, am I missing something?

Sometimes I would accidentally select the wrong workout, and discarding it would make it not count towards my activity goals for the day. Or, for example, if I accidentally forgot to stop a short "walk workout," and the time and other stats continued to tally, I wouldn't want that particular workout to count towards my goals for the day, so I could easily discard it after stopping the workout.

Is this feature gone in WatchOS 4.1? Any hints of it returning? I don't get why Apple would remove the feature! TIA.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2008
Seattle, WA
No you cannot delete a workout in the Activity app.

You have to go into the Health app to delete and accidental workout. I've accidentally started a workout at work and did not know. You have to go into settings in Health and it will delete. Should be Health Data > Activity > Workouts > Show All Data. Then in here you have to find the date and time and then can delete. It will eventually disappear from Apple Workouts


macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2006
I think too many people accidentally deleted their workout and rightfully got pretty angry, glad they did this.
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