S-Health no longer counts steps on my Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3, then you have the app S-Health automatically installed, which allows you to monitor and train your fitness. A function that is integrated into S-Health on the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, is the so-called pedometer. This pedometer uses a sensor of the smartphone, which detects vibrations. Based on the sequence of shocks the app recognise a walk and then declared these as steps. The pedometer is thus one of the most important and interessting features that are available in S-Health.

Now it may be that S-Health on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone does not count steps anymore. If so, we would like to show you a way how to get the pedometer working again.

For this you have to navigate to the system Settings of Android and open here the application manager. Change within the manager on the tab "All", then search for the app S-Health. When you found it tap on it to show the app information.

Next, tap on the button "Force Stop" and then "Uninstall Updates". This will reset the app S-Health to factory condition, but without deleting data that is saved in the app. (It is always worth to do a backup of your data). After the updates of S-Health are uninstalled, open S-Health as usual. The new update is now reloaded, and then S-Health should again count  the steps that you went with your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.

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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.