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On the iPhone and the Apple TV, Fitness+ is installed automatically when upgrading to iOS 14.3 and tvOS 14.3, but that's not the case on the iPad.

fitness-plus-on-ipad.jpg

If you want to use Fitness+ on an iPad, you need to manually download the app from the App Store.

It's not clear why Apple didn't just add the Fitness+ app to the iPad when updating to iPadOS 14.3, but it's as simple as any other app to download. Just look it up in the App Store or click the link up above to access it, and then tap on "Get."

Once installed, the Fitness app on iPad can be used to view Fitness+ workouts, with or without an Apple Watch to track the workout. Unlike the Fitness app for iPhone, the Fitness app for iPad does not have a summary of fitness metrics nor does it list other fitness information -- the app is designed as a portal for Fitness+ and that's it.

fitness-plus-on-ipad-2.jpg

When Fitness+ was first released, the iPad app was nonfunctional and wasn't available to be downloaded, but Apple has now fixed that problem and everyone should be able to download it from the App Store.

Fitness+ is compatible with all iPad Pro models, the fifth-generation iPad and later, the iPad mini 4 and later, the third-generation iPad Air and later, and the 2014 iPad Air 2 and later. iPadOS 14.3 is required.

For more on Fitness+, make sure to check out our full Fitness+ guide.

Article Link: How to Download the Fitness+ App on iPad
 
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Apple Freak

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Ummm... I can’t even see it on the App Store on my 10.5” iPad Pro.

Edit: following the link in the article worked.
 
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namenotfound

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I got it on my iPad Pro 10.5 only now. Go to fitness.apple.com, click on "try it free", scroll down to Fitness App in the App Store, and click on that. THAT was how I got it on my iPad.
 
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Bipolar_Ant

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Yay! Finally letting me download it. Now I just have to wait for Best Buy to send me my six month code so that I can try it out.
 
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ErichRobinson

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iPad Pro (11-inch) (2nd generation). iOS 14.3
and I get the same message as previous commenter... and under "Information" section under "Compatibility" it says "Works on this iPad"

I see the app but it won't give me the download option, stating:

This app requires specific features not available on this device
 
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Rogifan

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So the app is called Fitness, has the exact same logo as the iPhone app but only includes Fitness+. It doesn’t include the Summary tab like the iPhone app which includes all your workout information & activity rings. 🤦🏼‍♀️
 
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edwrap

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Odd warning when you first open the app that any browsing you do while not subscribed might be used to improve the app, and that if you're subscribed, those analytics then aren't associated with your Apple ID.

So, if you care about that sort of thing, wait until you start your free trial to use the app.
 
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TCHoyt

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I bet there is an issue with anti trust...bundling all this content with the ios may lend themselves to challenges from other fitness apps? So, that is why needs to be done separately?
 
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CaptMarvel

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iPad Pro (11-inch) (2nd generation). iOS 14.3
and I get the same message as previous commenter... and under "Information" section under "Compatibility" it says "Works on this iPad"

I see the app but it won't give me the download option, stating:

This app requires specific features not available on this device

hip iam the same

Yup, its not working. This story is incorrect

Force close the app. And click the link “download it from the App Store” at the bottom of the article. That worked for me.
 
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nikster0029

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Why would it not be included with the iOS software upon updating? Isn't that how all new Apple products are shipped too? Clips, iMovie, Garagebang, Pages, etc. I am confused at this haphazard approach
 
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On the iPhone and the Apple TV, Fitness+ is installed automatically when upgrading to iOS 14.3 and tvOS 14.3, but that's not the case on the iPad.

fitness-plus-on-ipad.jpg

If you want to use Fitness+ on an iPad, you need to manually download the app from the App Store.

It's not clear why Apple didn't just add the Fitness+ app to the iPad when updating to iPadOS 14.3, but it's as simple as any other app to download. Just look it up in the App Store or click the link up above to access it, and then tap on "Get."

Once installed, the Fitness app on iPad can be used to view Fitness+ workouts, with or without an Apple Watch to track the workout. Unlike the Fitness app for iPhone, the Fitness app for iPad does not have a summary of fitness metrics nor does it list other fitness information -- the app is designed as a portal for Fitness+ and that's it.

fitness-plus-on-ipad-2.jpg

When Fitness+ was first released, the iPad app was nonfunctional and wasn't available to be downloaded, but Apple has now fixed that problem and everyone should be able to download it from the App Store.

Fitness+ is compatible with all iPad Pro models, the fifth-generation iPad and later, the iPad mini 4 and later, the third-generation iPad Air and later, and the 2014 iPad Air 2 and later. iPadOS 14.3 is required.

For more on Fitness+, make sure to check out our full Fitness+ guide.

Article Link: How to Download the Fitness+ App on iPad
Thanks! Just downloaded and appears to be working as expected.
 
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Wallace

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Downloaded on my iPad Pro (1st gen) and iPd 5th gen. Works great.

Do you know if you can switch users? E.g. my wife and I are sharing the iPad for our indoor trainer but each of us has their own Apple Watch. On Apple TV it asks me who wants to work out (it see the 2 different Apple watches and knows that we use Family sharing). But on the iPad it only show my in the top right corner.

Any luck?
 
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