The Apple Watch is one of the best tools to help you stay on track towards your fitness goals. Aside from having a lot of built-in workouts, it also motivates you to stick to your fitness regimen by allowing you to take control of how you want to spend your active day.

Have you set your apple watch for an exercise goal, but unable to meet your goals even after working hard on it and now want to change the exercise goal? Apple does not allow you to change your exercise goal, so you cannot change goal, but you can make some changes in the watch to complete goals.

  1. Open the Apple Watch and Go to Activity App

It is disappointing to see you have not met your daily workout goal every day. So, it is better to change the target, then being too harsh on yourself. So, keep your apple phone charged so that it does not turn off in between. Though the process is not that long, still keep its battery charge will give you undivided attention.

  • Open activity application present in your apple watch.
  • Press on your ring firmly and then you will get some options, tap on the option “Change move goal”.
  • Now, lower down your goal with the digital crown or the button.
  • Here tap on option update.

You can also set or adjust your Exercise goal in increments or decrements of five minutes. You can set it by at least 10 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes. Of course, you also have the option to set your Stand goal, which can be between 6 hours and 12 hours. Just make sure to set realistic Move, Exercise and Stand goals so that they are achievable and not above what you can afford with the time that you have.

  1. Change Setting for Another Workout

Here you have to act little smart and think logically how you can plan your goal so that you remain stuck to your first update. Apple watch defines workout as any activity that increases your heart rate.

The device checks your heart rate along with movement you are making to ascertain that you are actually exercising. The workout app present in your watch informs you about the workout you are doing.

  • Now, when you have decreased your move goal and have brought to the level that is what you do in a normal day start another workout in your watch.
  • The other workout will not need your heart rate to communicate that you have been doing any workout.
  • This is the simplest way to change exercise goals in your Apple watch.
  1. Save Changes You have Made

After making all the changes it is important that you freeze all the changes you have made in your watch. Only this will ascertain that you won’t get previous instructions from your watch.

  • While making an exit from setting, tap on “save changes”.


If things don’t work for you, do not try too hard, instead take help Apple customer care center or Apple Guide. You will have the correct guidance about the same.

Why can’t I change my exercise goal on Apple Watch?

If you used watchOS 6 or earlier, you might be wondering why you can’t change your activity goals by force pressing the screen anymore. This is because Apple removed all Force Push functionality with the arrival of watchOS 7, even for older devices.

How do I change my activity goals on my iPhone?

Press firmly on the screen (more firmly than normal touch or tap) > tap on Change Move Goal > change the goal.

What should I set my activity rings at?

Set your goal between your 30-minute intense exercise calorie burn and your 60-minute light exercise calorie burn. Example #1: If you average 750 calories for an intense 30-minute workout and 850 calories for a lighter 60-minute workout, I recommend setting your Move goal in the middle to 800 and leaving it there.

How many hours should I stand a day?

Experts have found that you should try to stand for at least 2 hours per day, but up to 4 hours per day could be optimal. This might seem like a lot, but there are lots of ways you can fit standing into your day.

Why is it so hard to close my move ring?

Unless you start a workout, the ring closes by determining how much your heart rate goes above a value determined by factors like your age or weight. Keep up that heart rate for 30 minutes, and your green ring will close. As a bonus, the Move ring also closes a little more quickly while a workout is running.

How do I trick my Apple Watch steps?

When seated comfortable, unwilling to move, you can cheat your goals by just waving your wrist in the air like a madman. Your watch will assume you’re moving and will tack on points to your step count, Move goal, Stand goal, even Exercise minutes if you do it long enough.

How do you cheat on a step counter?

How To Cheat At A Step Counting Challenge
  1. Wear it on your ankle and ride a bike. You’ll take more “steps” with less effort than if you were actually walking.
  2. Swing it on a string while you’re sitting down. This uses your hands, but you can still do it while watching TV.
  3. Rock your arm back and forth. This is like the above, but slightly more effort.

Does shaking iPhone count steps?

It requires that certain motion events occur to count a step. If you shake your phone or swing it, it will not count steps, or if it does it will be a very low count. If you put your phone in your pocket and walk, it will get the steps count right, but what if you are holding the phone in your hand while walking?

Does Apple Watch count steps if arms aren’t moving?

During general daily wear and when using the Workout app to record workouts when GPS data is either not relevant (such as for Indoor Walk workouts) or unavailable (due to lack of signal), your Apple Watch tracks your arm motion, measured by the built-in accelerometer, when estimating results including steps and

How can I walk without leaving home?

Lunges, pushups, squats, butt kickers or sidekicks are a few different options to try. For every 3–5 minutes of in-place walking you complete, stop and do a set of 10–15 repetitions of an exercise. This circuit-type workout is great for getting your steps in and toning the rest of your body.

How long should 10000 steps take?

Ten thousand steps equates to about eight kilometres, or an hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed.