On the iPhone and the Apple TV, Fitness+ is installed automatically when upgrading to iOS 14.3 and tvOS 14.3, but that's not the case on the iPad.

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If you want to use Fitness+ on an iPad, you need to manually download the app from the App Store.

It's not clear why Apple didn't just add the Fitness+ app to the iPad when updating to iPadOS 14.3, but it's as simple as any other app to download. Just look it up in the App Store or click the link up above to access it, and then tap on "Get."

Once installed, the Fitness app on iPad can be used to view Fitness+ workouts, with or without an Apple Watch to track the workout. Unlike the Fitness app for iPhone, the Fitness app for iPad does not have a summary of fitness metrics nor does it list other fitness information -- the app is designed as a portal for Fitness+ and that's it.

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When Fitness+ was first released, the iPad app was nonfunctional and wasn't available to be downloaded, but Apple has now fixed that problem and everyone should be able to download it from the App Store.

Fitness+ is compatible with all iPad Pro models, the fifth-generation iPad and later, the iPad mini 4 and later, the third-generation iPad Air and later, and the 2014 iPad Air 2 and later. iPadOS 14.3 is required.

For more on Fitness+, make sure to check out our full Fitness+ guide.

Top Rated Comments

Rogifan Avatar
24 months ago
So the app is called Fitness, has the exact same logo as the iPhone app but only includes Fitness+. It doesn’t include the Summary tab like the iPhone app which includes all your workout information & activity rings. ??‍♀️
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spencecb Avatar
24 months ago
This is so strange. I still can’t find the app when searching in the App Store. I can only when following the link in this article.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
24 months ago

Why in the world Apple can I not see my workouts from the fitness app on my iPad. There is so much data there that I would love to see on a nice big screen instead of threw a phone. Sometimes, for a multi billion dollar company known for its ecosystem, they make NO sense.
For some reason Apple thinks health info doesn’t belong anywhere but your iPhone. Stupid.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BuffyzDead Avatar
24 months ago
iPad 5th Generation (2015 model). iOS 14.3
I see the app but it won't give me the download option, stating:

This app requires specific features not available on this device
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
24 months ago

I bet there is an issue with anti trust...bundling all this content with the ios may lend themselves to challenges from other fitness apps? So, that is why needs to be done separately?
Then why is it bundled in Apple TV and iPhone?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kkspire Avatar
24 months ago
Already did three workouts. Obsessed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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