How to Track Your Period with Cycle Tracking in the iPhone Health App

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Apple's new operating system, iOS 13, has a helpful new feature in the Health App; Cycle Tracking. This period tracker is useful for not only logging your menstrual cycle, but also symptoms associated with it, such as spotting, basal body temperature, fertility tracking, and calculating when your next period will start. Let's get started learning how to set up Cycle Tracking on your iPhone. 

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  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone and tap the Browse tab.
  2. Tap Cycle Tracking.

    tap browse in the health apptap cycle tracking in the health app
     
  3. Tap Get Started.
  4. Tap Next, then follow the steps as your iPhone instructs.

    tap get startedtap next
     
  5. Now you can tap an oval at the top of your screen to indicate the start date of your period.
  6. You can also tap the plus sign by Symptoms and Spotting to add a variety of information about your period.

    tap the day your period startsadd extra info about your cycle
     
  7. Options include details about flow, symptoms associated with your cycle, and more. 

     add info about symptomsadd symptoms to your period tracker
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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.