Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: How To Track Steps

Tracking your steps on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus can really mean just that! We’re not talking about monitoring your moves, keeping a history of what’s been accessed and downloaded on the device. No, we’re talking about where you’re going and how many steps you’re literally taking, on a regular basis. Just in case it still needs an introduction, we’re going to say it right away: you can track your real steps from your smartphone, with the help of the Pedometer.

The Pedometer is an app from the S Health suite, a series of health-related apps that Samsung is giving you access to, by default. This one won’t just measure your steps, but also help you set goals, keep the track on a weekly or monthly basis, see how you have achieved your goals and compare your performances throughout a longer period of time.


All that is possible thanks to the motion sensor implanted on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus that you’re using. Do not worry, it does so by using the minimal power outlay from your device. Before you decide if you want to spend some of your phone’s resources on this feature, we believe you might want to try it out. So, we have prepared for you the steps that will lead you to this option. From the same location, you will be able to either activate or deactivate it, whatever works for you.


To Make Pedometer Show Up On Lock Screen Of Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus…

  1. Turn on the device and go to its Settings;
  2. Find the Lock Screen menu and select it;
  3. Tap on Additional Information;
  4. Find the Pedometer entry and check its box.

After you leave these settings and lock the phone’s screen, you’ll see the Pedometer counter displayed on the Lock Screen. To make it go away from there, retake the steps from above and simply uncheck the Pedometer’s box from the Settings.


To Allow Pedometer To Count Steps In The Background Of Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus…

  1. Go to the S Health fitness app and open it;
  2. Bring up its navigation toolbar from the 3-line icon;
  3. Select the Pedometer in the next window;
  4. Look for the Travelled Distance field and select the Remove Pause button.

By doing so, the Pedometer will be up and running on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus, without showing you the step counter on the Lock Screen. But you will be able to see its stats within the S Health app, the place from where you can also deactivate it whenever you’ll want.

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