Is My Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus Tracking My Steps

Most of the Android phone now has a built-in GPS to track the movement of the users, the same feature goes by the newest Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. With the use of Google Maps, the GPS is made possible and accurate in tracking your current location and the directions you need.

The GPS tracking has also been a great help especially if you will be involved in a minor or major accident or get injured during hiking because respondents can locate the area where you at. Some applications also require the use of the GPS tracking like for example knowing your current accurate location, some information about the weather, and other related location information.

The Samsung S Health Application

The S Health Application on Samsung provides you a lot of tools that will help you to stay on track on getting healthy and fit. This application has a pedometer that will let you know how many steps you have already accumulated with the use of your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. You may also set a specific goal on to how many steps you must take.

In order to gather data for the steps taken using your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, the S Health application has this tiny device that can detect the footsteps and this device is called as the accelerometer. The way to detect the motion of the steps you take is to place your phone near your body so that the accelerometer can detect the movement and records the data gathered.

The pedometer on the S health helps you to track and reach the number of footsteps you must take every day. The way it works is through the use of motion sensor which is integrated already on your smartphone. This sensor counts on the steps you take without energy consumption. However, if you want to save your battery and doesn’t want to use your pedometer anymore we will explain below how you can disable this feature using the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus.

Creating Lock Screen shortcut for S Health app:

  1. Click the Settings
  2. Select Lock Screen and Security
  3. Click the “Info an app shortcuts”
  4. Click the “App shortcuts”
  5. Choose from “Right shortcut” or “Left shortcut”
  6. Click S Health application
  7. Press Home key button to return on the Home screen
  8. Press Power button to lock the device

The S Health application will now appear at the bottom of the Lock screen.

Steps on How to Use and Setup S Health Pedometer

  1. Open the S Health Fitness application
  2. Click “Steps” card (below the 3-horizontal dots)
  3. Select “More” on the screen located at the top right corner
  4. Choose “Set target”
  5. Select “6000” then enter your desired number of steps
  6. Click “Done” located at the bottom right of the screen

Your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus can now track the steps you take and it will notify you if you already achieve your goal. If you want to switch off your pedometer, just follow the steps below.

Turning Off S Health Pedometer

    1. Open the S Health Fitness application
    2. Click “Steps” card (below the 3-horizontal dots)
    3. Select “More” on the screen located at the top right corner
    4. Click “Pause counting steps”
    5. Then press the Home key button to leave the S Health application settings

You have now successfully switched off the pedometer and will no longer count the steps you take.

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