HealthKit was counting steps on my 5S but it isn't on my 6

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  1. skimcpip, Sep 20, 2014
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    skimcpip macrumors regular

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    Do you think it's software related (recently announced bug) or that there's something wrong with the motion processor in my new 6?
     
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    Mine was doing the same and then it suddenly started working, and I have no clue how.
     
  5. zackattack784 macrumors member

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    It's working on my 5s. Any way to turn it off? Seems like an unnecessary battery drain to me.
     
  6. KurtWilde macrumors newbie

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    Probably software, I had same issue. 5s worked like a charm, 6 shows 14 steps on the day of release then nothing. Other pedometer apps show steps taken and even flights climbed, healthbook shows a big zero.
     
  7. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    If anyone is curious, after restart it worked.
     
  8. Zxxv Suspended

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    its designed to run instead of the main A7 chip so its more battery friendly.
     
  9. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    HealthKit was counting steps on my 5S but it isn't on my 6

    I had the same issue with my iPhone 5s as well. It wasn't working, I couldn't find any problems (or configuration options) then it just magically started working. Keep checking it periodically and maybe try to add steps and distance to your dashboard and see if that helps.
     
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  11. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    There are probably tons of them but HealthKit has it built-in.
     
  12. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    The Health app can do it for you.
     
  13. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    Note that the health app will only count steps with an iPhone 5s or 6. There are other apps that will do it with other phones, but at the expense of battery life
     

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