How to Set Up and Personalize S Health on the Samsung Galaxy S4

Keeping track of your workout routine and eating habits has never been easier, thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S4’s new S Health app. Using the feature, you’ll be able to see how many steps you’ve taken in a day, track your workout, monitor your caloric intake and even check to see how comfortable the room is. Here’s how to use S Health.

To set up S Health:

  1. Open the S Health app and tap Next.

  2. Agree to the terms of service and press Next.

  3. Enter your profile information and tap Start at the bottom of the screen.


To check your comfort level:

  1. Tap the settings button in the top left corner of the screen and press the Comfort Level tab. S Health will then determine the temperature and humidity in your general vicinity to determine your overall comfort level.

To track the number of steps you’ve walked:

  1. Select the Walking Mate tab from the Settings menu in the top left corner of the screen.

  2. When you are ready to begin walking, tap the Start button. The tracker will measure the number of steps you take until you press the Pause button at the bottom of the screen.


Daniel P. Howley
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  1. andrea Says:

    Once I register my screen goes black then an
    (unfortunately S Health has Stopped) error message pop’s
    I’ve tried master reset, uninstalling
    and installing, and removing the multi screen
    I even exchanged the phone. And still nothing please


  2. Anonymous Says:

    It mens you dont have a genuine Galaxy S4 cell phone

  3. samah Says:

    I HAVE GALAXY S4 AND ALSO THE S HEALTH AND WATCH ON gave me a message unfortunately S Health are stopped

  4. Eileen Says:

    I am only able to enter 1 activity per day. I have done more than 1 activity. Why won’t it let me enter more than 1?

  5. Bethy Says:

    S Health gives caloric intake and calories burned in order to maintain current weight. I want to lose. How do I tell it that?

  6. xmate Says:

    im with the same problem in my new s4, (unfortunately S Health has Stopped) error message pops up at every time I tried to wake the walking mate.

  7. shj1240 Says:

    Hey Anonymous, REALLY??!! How can you NOT have a “genuine” s4?? (sarcasm) Anywho, I’m having the same problem setting up my S health app. Shows the “unfortunately S health has stopped” also. Anyone know any solutions?

  8. shj1240 Says:

    OK, so i just spoke to a samsung representative about the problem and they said I can either mail it into them and they can fix it (blah! a week without my phone?) OR you can take it to a Best Buy that has a “Samsung Experience” center and they can fix it for me. Needless to say I’m taking it to my Best Buy!

  9. Chris Says:

    Hi, I was facing the same problem with my S4. Actually removing the App loading the old Version and NOT updating did the job. The problem seems to occur only with the latest version.



  10. Ann Says:

    S Health on my S4 suddenly went missing. I checked and it’s not hidden. Any ideas on how to restore it?

  11. Carol Richard Says:

    How can I transfer this data to my windows PC 8

  12. neil Says:

    How do you keep app open amd on screen ?

  13. scott Butterworth Says:

    I cannot turn the s health app off its eating alot of my download data… please help its costing me alot and I will need to purchase new phone if I cant resolve issue. Ive only had phone 4 days.

  14. Debbi Says:

    Is there a manual for the S Health app? I would like to calibrate the pedometer. It measured over 6000 steps one way on a walk. On the way back I actually counted and took ~ 1300-1400 steps. That’s way off and not very helpful
    Is there a database for the food tracker? It’s very time consuming to manually find and enter the data for every food.

  15. jim Says:

    Where’s the blood pressure and glucose fields this is supposed to have?

  16. William Burke Says:

    Installing the latest Android update restored my S Health. I hope to learn how to set the pedometer to accurately measure my steps

  17. Val Says:

    how do I reset my weigt lost goal on the shealth app

  18. Lauren Says:

    I work out in the gym and my app isn’t acknowledging my progress because Im not ‘moving’ is there something I missed or is gps the only way the app works?

  19. sandy Says:

    I swim a lot and would like add that activity to this app. Is that possible? I am using this on the edge.

  20. hank Says:

    I made the terrible mistake of trusting android and updated my beloved walking mate. The old version kept a total steps of ALL your steps unlimited. Mine started in Oct 2013 and had over 3.5 million steps.
    I wonder is there anyway to upload the log file which has every month recorded to an excel file and I could total it there.

  21. Fred Germond Says:

    How can I set S Health to automatically pause during a workout?

  22. Rebecca Says:

    I have S Health on my Galaxy S4. I have to constantly sign into the app even is my screen darkens to save energy or if some one texts me. This is aggravating when I am walking and want to see my distance walked. Is there anyway to not have to constantly sign in?

  23. Helen Says:

    Rebecca, from inside S Health: Settings – Password – Uncheck the ‘Set Password’ box.

  24. PlentyOFish2Hire Says:

    This article is so incomplete, it doesn’t deserve the amount it costs to keep the link up on servers. Seriously! This article could cover a lot of additional items and How tos that involve 1st time setup. Please fire this Sr writer Dan! Helen deserves his check for she responds to comments after all these years!

  25. PlentyOFish2Hire Says:

    Quite Simply looking for a way to post my S Health steps to a sports app, like Garmin posts to multiple sports apps (strava, endomondo, mapmyride, rideGPS…)

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