If you own an iPhone and are wondering how to enable step tracking without the use of any third party fitness trackers, follow the steps below. However, please note that this can only be done on iPhone 5s and above and your phone needs to be running iOS 8 or above. Previously versions of Iphone cannot track your activity since they lack the motion coprocessor that was debuted with iphone 5s known as M7. Iphone 6 and 6 plus have an updated M8 motion cooprocessor which records even more data.
If you meet the aforementioned requirements your iphone is already tracking your motion activity. There isn’t an on/off switch that you need to toggle for it to start recording data. The reason why health kits shows an empty screen is because you need to select what data should it display. It is more like a dashboard which is user customizable and displays data according to user needs. To turn on data visibility for steps taken, simply tap the health data tab at the bottom and select fitness on the next screen.
The fitness tab then has a couple of options for you to choose, so in our case we will be choosing steps.
The orange steps card here already has your data aggregated into a graph showing you what has been tracked. All you need to do now is to toggle “Show on Dashboard” and you are good to go. This way you can track steps, flights climbed as well as walking + Running Distances.