Apple Health app might finally come to iPad


Apple's Health app would be much more accessible on the larger screen of an iPad.
Apple's Health app would be much more accessible on the larger screen of an iPad.
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Apple is reportedly about to fill a glaring hole in the collection of software that comes bundled on iPads. A version of Apple’s Health app for tablets will, at long last, launch in autumn 2023, according to a reliable source.

It’s a feature many iPad users have wanted for years.

Apple Health app finally, finally coming to iPad

The Health app tracks fitness data like users’ steps and walking/running distance, how much they sleep, their workouts and more. As a medical tool, can even help keep up with medications, and store medical records.

But the software is only for iPhone — possibly because it started out nearly a decade ago as not much more than a simple step tracker.

All that will change with iPadOS 17, according to an unconfirmed report from Bloomberg. This will give tablet users access to the information already stored in the Health app, but on a much larger display.

“The hope is that an iPad version will boost the app’s popularity in health-care settings, where tablets have already made inroads,” reports Bloomberg.

This is good news for people who track their health and wellness in the application and are tired of having access its data on a small iPhone screen.

If this unconfirmed report pans out, Apple will announce the iPad version of the Health app at WWDC23 in June when the features of iPadOS 17 are first revealed.

In a related story, the next version of the Health app will allegedly get new features for those with vision problems, and to help users track their moods.


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