iOS 17 Introduces Follow-Up Reminders to Take Your Medications

iOS 17 includes several improvements to the Health app, including new mental health and vision health features. Another useful addition to the app is follow-up reminders for scheduled medications, in case you forget to mark them as taken.

iOS 17 Health App Medication Follow Up Reminders
When the setting is turned on, the Health app will send you follow-up reminders if you have not logged a medication 30 minutes after the initial notification. There is also an option to have follow-up reminders sent as critical alerts that appear on the Lock Screen and play a sound, even if a Focus mode is turned on or the iPhone is muted.

iOS 17 is available in beta for members of Apple's Developer Program, and will be released to the public later this year for the iPhone XS and newer.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
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Top Rated Comments

SethD Avatar
11 months ago
I’d like them add a count of how much medicine you have left and refill reminders
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolaaron88 Avatar
11 months ago
This is a good addition
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
11 months ago
If apple would bring this to the Mac, I’d be able to set up for my elderly mom half a world away.

Ridiculous that the iPad got Apple Health functionality before the Mac.

A 2000+$ device that doesn’t get the app support (even from apples own apps) of the iOS devices is ridiculous.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mannyvel Avatar
11 months ago
I thought medication reminders were ridiculous until I got old. It's a surprisingly large PITA to remember (1) to take your medication, and (2) if you actually took your medication.

For people with lots of meds it's a real problem.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
11 months ago
Great addition! Wonder why it took so long, seems like it would be fairly simple as it is little more than reminders.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
11 months ago

Anyone notice a number of mentions around medications in the Keynote? Interesting line to take around some of the features and services.
Senior leadership is not getting younger. ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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