S-Health and password

One of the very annoying new functionality of the Samsung’s S-Health application is the password protection.
After update, during setup the user is asked to set a password, but at this stage is not clear to the user how this password will work. In fact, once set, it will ask the password every time the software is accessed for any reason, not only on startup.

This means, for instance, the step counter will not work when you turn the phone on until you unlock it; if you mistakenly touch the widget on the homescreen and fail to input password, all the activity is suspended until you do so.

As this application is hardly keeper of your utmost secrets (bank account and the like) it is unclear to me why it should provide for this feature by default.
To make the matter worse, the option to manage the password is not shown in the S-Health configuration.
It tooks me a little while to figure out that this feature was activated via the menu button:

Menu > Settings > Password

There you can easily disable the password and get back to the hassle-free usage.


Author: lucamauri

First and foremost a geek and a Trekker, Luca Mauri is employed as an IT Manager. A Space Exploration enthusiast, avid reader and hobbyist photographer.

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