Share and view health data in the Health app

Securely share your health data with family and friends.

An iPhone screen showing the Sharing tab of the Health app. 

About Health sharing

In the Sharing tab of the Health app, you can share any data you have stored in the Health app with up to 5 individuals. You control what data you share, and you can change it or stop sharing at any time. If a friend or family member chooses to share their health data with you, you can also receive notifications when there are changes to their health data.

Here's what you need

  • An iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 15 or later is required to share your health data. 
  • An iPhone with iOS 16 or later is required to invite someone to share health data.
  • An iCloud account with Health turned on and two-factor authentication enabled.
  • The person you want to start sharing with must be saved in your Contacts with their iCloud account email included.*

Share your health data with someone

  1. On your iPhone, open the Health app. 
  2. Tap the Sharing tab, then tap Share with Someone. Make sure that Health is turned on in your iCloud account.
  3. Search for a contact to share with. A name in blue indicates that the other person’s device supports sharing. Gray means their device does not support sharing.
  4. Tap See Suggested Topics or Set Up Manually.
  5. Choose the data you want to share.
  6. Tap Share, then tap Done.

The person that you selected will receive an invitation to begin viewing health data.

If you live in the United States, you can share health data with participating healthcare providers.

Invite someone to share health data

  1. On your iPhone with iOS 16 or later, open the Health app.
  2. Tap the Sharing tab, then tap Ask Someone to Share.
  3. Search for a contact to share with.
  4. Tap the Send button to send the invitation.

The person that you selected will receive an invitation and can then choose which health information to share. Let your invitee know that you need to be included in their contacts.

Manage what you share and view

You're in control of what you share. You can change what’s being shared, stop sharing, or stop receiving health data at any time. You can also update what notifications you receive from individuals who are sharing their data with you.

An iPhone screen showing the available health topics you can add or stop sharing. 

Stop sharing health data

  1. On your iPhone, open the Health app.
  2. Tap Sharing.
  3. Select an individual or provider under You're Sharing With.
  4. Turn off a health topic to stop sharing that data.

You can also tap Show All Topics under any category to add additional data to share. To stop sharing all health data, you can scroll down and tap Stop Sharing. If you stop sharing entirely, your data is removed from the other person's device or the provider's health record system.

An iPhone screen showing the options to turn off Alerts, Trends, or Updates when sharing health data with another person. 

Stop receiving health data

  1. On your iPhone, open the Health app.
  2. Select an individual under Sharing With You.
  3. Tap Options in the upper-right corner.
  4. Turn off Stop Receiving Health Data.

If you want to stop receiving notifications, you can turn off Alerts, Trends, or Updates.

* If you start sharing data with someone, removing them from Contacts doesn’t stop the sharing.

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