How Medication Reminder Works in iOS 16

Health app iOS gets more and more new features every year. It all started with the banal tracking of steps and distance traveled, and now it allows you to view ECG history and install medication reminder. Many of us take some kind of pill or supplement on a fixed schedule, but in a huge number of cases, such things are simply forgotten. Thanks to iOS 16 it is now in the past.

Apple has been concerned about the health of its users in recent years.

In the new operating system health app it became possible to create a schedule for taking various drugs and set a reminder. Let’s see how the new feature works and what to do for users whose iPhones for various reasons will not update to iOS 16.

Medication Reminder – iPhone

The next feature of the Health app is predicting the whole family’s medication management.

In order to try the new feature, you need to update your iPhone to iOS 16. Since the operating system today exists only in the form developer betas, then we do not recommend installing the update on the main device. If you decide to install, then do not forget create backups.

In order to create a reminder to take any medicine, you must:

    • Open the Health app.
    • Select the “Overview” tab.
    • Go to the “Medicines” section.
    • Click on “Add Medicine”.
    • Follow the instructions on the iPhone screen to create an appointment schedule.

The notice of admission is very clear, the medicines are not confused.

If you are taking several different drugs, then repeat the previous steps. You can view the admission schedule or mark the accepted one here, in the section “Medications”. Health app allows you to customize a large number of parameters of the drugs taken, up to the shape and color of pills or capsules. US users can scan the label using iPhone cameras and do not manually fill in drug and dosage information.

In case of use Apple Watch data “Health” will sync with the app “Medications” on the watch itself. When you mark the reception on the watch, the data will automatically go to the iPhone. At Apple it turned out to be a very good function that will help many people not to forget about their health.

iPhone Medication App

The main advantage of MyTherapy is the lack of paid features.

This year, Apple left behind the update a fairly popular series of smartphones. iPhone 7. And all users of these devices will not be able to use the new functionality. health apps. Fortunately, thanks to App Store you can find a way out of this situation.

Fully free application “MyTherapy” has the same functions as the standard “Health”. It is possible to set the frequency, time of administration, dosage and name of the drugs. At the set time, you will receive an appointment reminder. After receiving the notification, you must confirm the intake of the drug. The program is very easy to use, and even the most inexperienced user can figure it out. To administer the medicine, you must:

  • Go to the “Treatment” section.
  • Click the “Add” button.
  • Select “Medicine” and follow the instructions on the iPhone screen.

The only negative I can name is the inability to set the time to the nearest minute. The application allows you to set only round time ending in 0 and 5.

You can add multiple drugs to Medisafe immediately after adding the first one.

The second application “Medisafe”. It allows, like the previous one, to create a schedule for taking medications, enter data on the pills taken up to the form. There is a large selection of units of measurement when setting the dosage. Also this app has premium features, which are unlocked when subscribing for 379 rubles per month or 2990 rubles per year. They include an unlimited number of family members whose medications can be managed, custom app colors, 2 pill box shapes, funny voice reminders. To add a drug, follow these steps:

Medication can be delayed or skipped if necessary.

  • Go to the “Medicines” section.
  • Click “+” in the top right corner.
  • Select “New Medicine” and follow the instructions on the smartphone screen.

Of course, the functionality of this application far exceeds the capabilities of the standard “Health” and «MyTherapy». Most likely, you will have enough to use and free versionbut nothing prevents subscribe and use it to the fullest.

In general, the lack of an update to iOS 16 will not affect users of older iPhones in any way. Alternatives can always be found in App Store and even win by feature set.


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