How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family on watchOS 8

How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family on watchOS 8

January 14, 2022 0 By [email protected] (Amber Neely)

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The Apple Watch makes it easy to share your Activity rings with friends and family to help get you motivated to close your rings — and here’s how to do it.

If you’re the kind of person who feels more motivated when you’re measuring up against your friends, the Apple Watch has you covered.

Sharing your activity is easy, and just requires you to send an invite to another Apple Watch owner on your contact list. If you find that you don’t enjoy sharing your activity, you can stop at any point.

How to share your Activity rings with friends

On your iPhone: Open the Fitness app
Tap the Sharing tab
Tap Get Started
Tap the Account icon
Tap the + icon
Either type or search for a friends name
Tap the friends you’d like to add
Tap Send

You’ll need to wait for your friends to accept your invite.

Of course, you may have also received an invite that you forgot to respond to. You can accept it from the Fitness app by following the steps below.

How to accept an invitation to share your Activity Rings on Apple Watch

On your iPhone: Open the Fitness app
Tap the Sharing tab
Tap the Account icon
Tap Accept or Ignore

There may be certain times when you’re not looking to share your progress — whatever the reason, Apple makes it easy to hide your progress from specific friends.

How to hide your Apple Watch fitness activity from specific friends

On your iPhone: Open the Fitness app
Tap the Sharing tab
Tap the friend’s name
Tap Hide My Activity

Hiding your activity means that they will not be able to see your activity, but you will still be able to see theirs. You will not be able to hide your activity from a friend that you are competing with.

If you’ve had a falling out with a friend, you can remove them from your Fitness app.

How to remove a friend from Apple Watch activity sharing

On your iPhone: Open the Fitness app
Tap the Sharing tab
Tap the friend’s name
Tap Remove Friend

Once removed, your friend will not be able to see their activity, and you will not be able to see theirs. You can re-add the friend in your future.

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