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An Apple Phone 11 displaying the add workout screen rests on an exercise bike.

How to add a workout to your Apple Watch

Adding an unrecorded workout is simple and keeps your data up to date. All you need is the phone paired with your device.

  • Open the Health app on your paired iPhone.
  • Tap the Browse icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Locate and tap Activity, then scroll down to and tap Workouts.
  • Tap Add Data in the top right corner.
  • Manually input your workout by tapping Activity type, Calories, Distance, Starts, and Ends, and entering the relevant information.

Adding a workout to your Apple Watch this way will also retroactively impact your activity rings. No cheating, though!

How to delete a workout

If you need to remove a workout you didn’t mean to record, doing so is easy from your paired phone.

  • Open the Health app on your paired iPhone.
  • Tap the Browse icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Locate and tap Activity, then scroll down to and tap Workouts.
  • Scroll down to the menu title Options and tap Show All Data.
  • Tap Edit in the top right-hand corner, tap the minus sign next to the workout you don’t want saved, and confirm by tapping Delete.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Apple Fitness Plus