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How To Track Steps With Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Plus, S9

For those Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus and Galaxy S9 owners, you might be interested to know if your Galaxy is really tracking your steps. A good response to your query would be a mighty YES. Below is a guideline that will guide you on how to manipulate the pedometer feature that forms part of the S Health designed to track steps on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8.

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The pedometer app on S Health is actually formulated to help you keep track of the steps you have made throughout the day, therefore helping you achieve the tally your daily steps target. The pedometer uses a motion sensor that is usually implanted inside your device.

The sensor tracks your steps while at the same time ensuring minimal power outlay from your Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus or Galaxy S9 device. In case you feel like you’d rather save the battery than use the S Health pedometer, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can disable the feature.


Activating the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S9 pedometer on the lock screen

  1. Power ON your Galaxy
  2. Press on the Menu button
  3. Tap on settings
  4. Then choose Lock Screen
  5. Touch on ‘’Additional Information’’
  6. Check the box next to ‘’Pedometer’’

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus step counter displays on the lock screen straight after.


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Activating the pedometer on Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and S9 entirely

  1. Switch ON your Galaxy
  2. Browse the S Health fitness application
  3. Pick on the 3 horizontal bars to engage the navigation toolbar
  4. Press on the ‘’Pedometer’’
  5. Under the current travelled distance, select the remove ‘’Pause’’ button


The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus and Galaxy S8 pedometer begins to count your steps thereon. However, if you wish to disable the pedometer tracking feature, follow the above guidelines and you should be able to switch OFF the feature on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus or Galaxy S9 device.


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