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Ever accidentally recorded a workout on your Apple Watch or end up with a duplicate you want to delete? Well, strangely, you can’t delete a workout from your Watch; you need to use your iPhone to do it. Here’s how.

How to Delete a Workout from the Activities App

Open the Activities app and head to the “Workouts” tab—even though you can see a list of your workouts in the History tab, you can’t remove one from there.

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Swipe left on the workout you want to delete, and tap “Delete”. Next, tap “Delete Workout & Data” if you want it removed from Apple Health as well, or “Delete Workout Only” if you just want it removed from the Activities app.

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If you’re reading this article, you probably want to go with “Delete Workout & Data”. Once you tap it, the workout’s gone for good, and the deletion will sync back to your Apple Watch.

How to Delete a Workout from the Health App

Open the Apple Health app, scroll to the bottom of your “Favorites,” tap “Show All Health Data,”  then select “Workouts.”

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Scroll down and then tap “Show All Data.”

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Swipe left on the workout you want to delete and tap “Delete.”

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Then, either select “Delete Workout & Data” or “Delete Workout Only.” You most likely want “Delete Workout & Data.”

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The workout will be deleted, and the changes will sync back to your Apple Watch.

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