How to track, schedule, get reminders and get warned about combinations of your medications all on your iPhone
Apple has now included the Set Up Medications section inside the Health app in iOS16 and we are here to help guide you through the ins and outs of the new feature.
Apple’s new Medications feature within the Health app is described as enabling “users to conveniently build and manage a medications list, create schedules and reminders, and track their medications, vitamins, or supplements,” while also saying that “It’s helpful to keep in mind that medication tracking, while useful, is only one tool in safely managing your medication schedule. Please consult with your doctor, pharmacist, family members, and any caregivers to create a plan that works best for you.”
The new medications feature is a part of the Health app on iOS 16 and will be available this fall, unless you have either the iOS16 beta (for developers) or the iOS 16 public beta.
How to get started with Medications on your iPhone
- On your iPhone, open the Health app
- Select the Browse button
- Select Medications
- Then select Add a Medication
- Then either use your camera to scan your medication container’s barcode or type it manually
- (Apple says scanning will be limited to US users for now)
- From here follow the prompts to set track, schedule and get reminders for the medication(s) you have entered
- In the course of taking your medications open the Health app
- Select the Browse tab
- Then select the Medications to log what you’ve taken and more
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