Manage Google Fit's permissions

When you turn on certain permissions, Google Fit can better track your activities and give you better info about your fitness and activity. For example, if you lose a device, you can change your Google Fit settings on that device from another one.

Turn on physical activity tracking

When you turn on activity tracking, Fit can sense activities like steps and repetitions. 

If you turn this off, Google Fit can’t automatically track your activity. You’ll only find info about activity that you enter manually or that’s tracked by a connected app.

  1. On your Android phone, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Google Fit Google Fit.
  3. Tap Permissions and then Physical activity and then  Allow.
  4. Open Google Fit Google Fit.
  5. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  6. At the top, tap Settings Settings.
  7. Under “Tracking preferences,” turn Track your activities on or off.

Change location tracking

Google Fit can use your location to better track activities like running and cycling and show you maps of your activity. If you turn this off, Google Fit can’t use your location to track activity.
Important: Fit won't save location data for children under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).
  1. On your Android phone, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Google Fit Google Fit.
  3. Tap Permissions and then Location.
  4. Choose how you want to track your location:
    • Allow or Allow all the time: Google Fit tracks your location even when the app isn't open. This way, Google Fit can automatically track activity like when you go for a walk.
    • Allow only while using the app: Google Fit only uses your location after you open the app. This way, Google Fit will only track location when you choose.
    • (Android 11 only) Ask every time: Google Fit asks you for permission to track your location every time you use the app.
    • Deny: Turns off location tracking completely. If you choose this option, skip the next 4 steps.
  5. On your phone, open Google Fit Google Fit.
  6. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  7. At the top, tap Settings Settings.
  8. Under "Tracking preferences," choose how you want to track your location and turn some of these settings on or off:
    • Track your activities
    • Use your location
    • Include maps for all activities
Tip: On phones that run Android 11, if you don't have physical activity tracking turned on and you don't use the app for 90 days, Google Fit reverts to Deny and Google Fit won't use your location to track activity.

Delete permissions for your data

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  2. Tap Profile and then Settings Settings and then Delete Fit data permissions.
  3. To control your data storage, turn off or on:
    • Store vitals data, like your:
      • Heart rate
      • Resting heart rate
      • Respiratory rate
      • Blood glucose
      • Oxygen saturation
      • Temperature
      • Blood pressure
    • Store cycle tracking data

Tips:

  • Changing your data permissions affects further tracking of your data. To delete past data, delete your data from Google Fit.
  • When you delete your Activity, Sleep, or Guided breathing data, it also deletes related entries from your journal.

Change camera permissions

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  2. Tap Profile and then Settings Settings and then Manage Fit Data Permissions.
  3. Turn Store vitals data on or off.

Change settings on other devices

Change permissions for Google Fit on a Wear OS watch
If you use Google Fit on a Wear OS watch, you can turn off activity and location tracking on your watch.

Turn off activity tracking

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Open Google Fit Google Fit.
  3. Scroll and tap Settings and then Fit account.
  4. Tap Sign out.

Turn off location tracking

Important: Fit won't save location data for children under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).
  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings and then Apps & notifications and then App permissions and then System apps.
  4. Find and tap Google Fit Google Fit.
  5. Turn off Location.
Change permissions for Google Fit on another device
  1. On your phone, open Google Fit Google Fit.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  3. At the top, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Under "Tracking preferences," tap Settings for other devices.
  5. Select the device.
    • If you select an Android device: Under "Track your activity" or "Use your location," tap Disable and then Disable.
    • If you select an iOS device: Under "Connect Google Fit with Health," tap Disconnect and then Disconnect.

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