2 Ways to Remove an Item from Medication Log in Health App in iOS 16

Despite trying your best, if you often forget to take medicine on time and wish to have a more effective way to track medication, the all-new “Medication Tracking” is for you. You can make the best use of this notable health feature to add a medication or vitamin, customize it as per your needs, and get timely reminders to take the medicine. And if you ever need to get rid of any item from the medication log, you can do that without any hassle. That said, here are the 2 quick ways to remove an item from the medication log in Health app in iOS 16.

Quick Way to Remove an Item from Medication Log in Health App on iPhone

The Health app allows you to archive a specific item if you no longer need it. Keep in mind that when you archive an item, the medication will be removed from both your schedule and Health Sharing. Besides, it will also not show up on your medication list and can’t be added to favorites either.

Use Swipe Gesture to Archive a Medication in Health App

Step 1. On your iPhone running iOS 16 or later, open the Health app.

Step 2. Tap on the Browse tab that appears at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Tap on Medications or type “Medications” in the search bar and select it from the result.

Step 4. Next, swipe towards the left from right on the medication and hit the Archive button.

Use Swipe Gesture to Archive a Medication in Health App

Standard Way to Archive a Medication in Health App

Step 1. Open the Health app on your iPhone -> Browse -> Medications.

Step 2. Tap on Edit at the top-right corner of the medication.

Step 3. Tap on the tiny archive icon to the left of the medication.

Step 4. Now, a popup will appear on the screen saying, “This medication will be removed from your schedule and Health Sharing.” Make sure to tap on Archive in the popup to confirm the action. In the end, make sure to hit Done at the top-right to finish.

Standard Way to Archive a Medication in Health App

Manage Medication Log in Health App With Ease

So, that’s how you can edit the medication log in the Health app on your iPhone with ease. Hopefully, you will never forget to take your medication on time. From what I can tell, medication tracking is neatly implemented and works as expected. To ensure it’s always in line with your needs, it offers the desired flexibility to tweak the medications. That said, do you have any feedback to share? If yes, share it via the comments below.

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  1. The time log has changed automatically and now it’s reporting wrong shedule. I wish there was a way to edit the time log itself and fix the time where medication was taken!

    1. Hi! You can easily change the time log. Simply, tap on your logged medication (Health app -> Browse tab -> Medications) and then make the desired changes under the Schedule section.

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