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.

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 the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  5. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  6. At the top, tap Settings Settings.
  7. Under “Tracking preferences,” turn Track activity metrics 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.
  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 can track your location even when the app isn’t open. This way, Google Fit can automatically track activity like walking around the house.
    • Allow only while using the app: Google Fit will only use your location after you open the app. This way, Google Fit will only track location when you choose.
    • Deny: Turn off location tracking completely. If you choose this option, skip the next 4 steps.
  5. On your phone, open the Google Fit app 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 on or off some of these settings:
    • Use location
    • Include maps for all activities 
    • Increase map accuracy

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 too.

Turn off activity tracking

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

Turn off location tracking

  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 the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  5. Turn off Location.

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