The iOS 17 software update gives Apple the option to record momentary emotions or daily moods in the mental tracking feature.
Users can share the results of the assessment by activating the feature with a doctor or trusted specialist for follow-up.
AndApple mentions The Apple Health app in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 and the Mindfulness app in watchOS 10 offer users an engaging and seamless way to delve deeper into their psychological state.
All information entered in both registration and assessment tools is encrypted on the device and can only be accessed using a passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
When you sync health data to the cloud (iCloud) using default two-factor authentication and a passcode, your health data is end-to-end encrypted. In other words, no one, including Apple, can read it.
Where can I find this feature on the device?
The Mindfulness feature is found in the Apple Health section on iPhone and iPad and through the Mindness app on Apple Watch.
On an iPhone or iPad, you can find this feature under the list of health categories by opening Apple Health and tapping Browse.
Click on this option and then select Mood.
On the next screen, click the Get Started button if you’re using this feature for the first time, or click the Register button or calendar icon in the top right corner if you’ve done it before.
You can program a daily reminder to log your mood or emotions by tapping Options and from there, choose to be reminded to create a new entry during your day, at the end of your day, and/or at a specific time. day
This menu also includes an option to manage Apple Watch recording notifications.
To find the recording feature on your Apple Watch, tap the Mindbeing app, and if you have watchOS 10, you’ll find a recording option in that menu.
Difference between Mood and Emotion
Before you register anything, Apple Health makes an important distinction between emotion and mindset.
In an explanatory article on the difference between emotion and mood in the mental health aspect, Apple Health points out that emotion is a temporary reaction to a particular experience, while mood lasts for a long time and may or may not be caused by many factors. An obvious reason.
When you select the register button or mental status icon, you can start the registration process.
When asked to “score,” select an emotion or mood, based on the day’s events or trends you’d like to analyze.
You can also choose to record emotions and moods separately.
For example, someone who has recently become a parent may want to record both feelings and mood to track feelings that arise in response to stressful or happy parenting experiences, as well as to better understand their overall mood over time and their overall mood as they adapt to their new situation. .
Recording feelings is useful for someone who wants to identify experiences that improve or worsen their health, such as time spent on social media, hobbies, or physical activity.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be asked to rate the nature of your mood or emotions on a scale from “very unpleasant” to “very pleasant.”
Click “Next” to choose from more than thirty adjectives that best describe your feelings, including “peaceful,” “angry,” “indifferent,” “jealous,” “happy” and “proud.”
Finally, you will be asked to note what “affects” you the most.
Pre-written factors you can choose from include health, spirituality, family, tasks, weather, money, and current events.
It is mentioned that you can go back in time and record past feelings or moods via the calendar icon.