How To Set Up And Use Cycle Tracking On iOS 13 And WatchOS 6?

There is no doubt that Apple has been pushing away the boundaries when it comes to health and fitness with every passing year. Following has already been noticed at the Apple Event 2019 which again brought various new additions. Moreover, every female user of Apple must be happy with Cycle Tracking feature, a fabulous way of keeping track of your periods right inside the native Health app. Cycle Tracking perfectly settles with iOS 13 as well as the Apple WatchOS 6.

Women are totally in awe with this new Apple Watch today despite the regular period trackers maintaining their personal cycle. Now let’s figure out how you can set up this period tracker on iPhone and WatchOS 6 and live life carefreely.

Why Apple’s New Cycle Tracking Is Essential?

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Apart from tracking the menstrual cycle and fertility window, Cycle Tracking can also:

  • Keep a check on daily symptoms by syncing through the Health app.
  • Help in family planning by alerting you about the fertile window.
  • Add or subtract any particular affair like cramps, unusual spotting, etc.
  • Customize & personalize is possible right on your Apple WatchOS Series 5.

 How To Setup Apple Cycle Tracking On iOS 13?

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Step 1: Update your iPhone to iOS 13 to use Cycle Tracking feature.

Step 2: Launch Health app and tap Browse and under Health categories, you can find ‘Cycle Tracking’ .

Step 3: Tap Cycle Tracking and ‘Get Started’.

Step 4: Next, this Apple period tracker for women will give you a brief of this application along with Basal body temperature, cycle tracking symptoms, etc.

Step 5: From the next page, you need to log in to the details like Last Period, how long does it usually last and finally the cycle duration.

These steps not only set up your Apple period tracker but also makes your phone or watch understand the normal to unusual changes.

How To Customize Apple Cycle Tracking on iOS 13?

Once you have logged in the basic details, Apple has given you the freedom to customize various aspects according to your requirements.

Step 1: While setting and personalizing the steps above, you will find various pages for customization.

Step 2: Here, you can toggle the ‘Period Prediction’ and ‘Period Notification’ switch on for reminding you about the menstruation cycle. Turn it off in case not required.

Step 3: Next, you can again toggle on ‘Fertile Window Prediction’, Log Fertility’, and ‘Log Sexual Activity’.

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Step 4: Once you have gone through the above steps, you will come to the final prediction screen. From there, the ‘Options’ tab awaits you for further personalization. Tap on it.

Step 5: As you can see in the images below, now you can decide what you want your Apple period tracker to note and what not. From ‘Fertility Prediction’ to logging various symptoms, this cycle tracking app does wonder for you.

In fact, you can also customize sexual activity, ovulation test result, cervical mucus quality, basal body temperature and Spotting here.

This customization is right in your hands. Toggle these switches on and off as and when required.

How To Log Periods & Other Data On Apple Cycle Tracking?

So you are ready to start with after entering the required data. Now you will reach the screen that displays your cycle timeline, old log as well as option to customize anything then and there.

Watch the predictions or edit them, according to your body changes without any hassle in here.

Tap on ‘Add Period’ from the top right of screen and manage your changes accordingly. The following calendar will provide you space for editing.

Also, do not forget to check out what else this Cycle Tracking on iOS 13 and WatchOS 6 is providing you.

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There are 3 stages, that depict different things on your iPhone screen. Let’s see what are they?

  1. Solid Red Dots: Solid dots represent the logged period which helps in realizing the cycle maintenance as well as body function.
  2. Solid Red Dot with Purple Sign: If you log in any unusual symptoms like cramping, heavy flow or vomiting during the cycle, the period cycle is marked with a purple dot. Once again, it helps in realizing what your body is up to.
  3. Light Lined Dots: Here, two kinds of colors are visible. The light-colored dots represent days near periods or the possibility of getting them. Whereas the dark dots say that period should have come by then.

 Watch The Cycle History With Ease!

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Finally after settling everything, watch the history of your cycle, last menstrual date, and other summaries.

How To Sync Cycle Tracking With Apple Watch Series 5?


Now that this Apple Watch period tracker is already on your iPhone, you can operate it from the Apple Watch.

Step 1: On your Apple Watch Series 5, open Cycle Tracking feature and log in the dates.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Period’ here below the Menstruation section and log in the kind of flow and flow level. Tap ‘Done’ when you have logged in.

That’s all!

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Track Smart!

Ladies, we are sure you have totally fallen for this feature by now. In case, you haven’t figured out the Cycle Tracking feature yet, we have elaborated its use, customization, and utility above. Make sure, you keep it in your Apple Watch and keep logging your body’s menstrual cycle with time and flow.

We also want to hear your views and feedback here. So the comment section below awaits! Have a happy period and thumbs up to your menstrual health.

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