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How do I manage my Fitbit profile?

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With the Fitbit app you can personalize your profile and control the information you share with your friends. Choose a shortcut to see the answer below:

What is my display name?

Your display name is the name your friends see when they look at your Fitbit profile, when you send them a message, or in other interactions in the Friends section of the Fitbit app or fitbit.com dashboard, such as challenges.

If you have the Fitbit app you can also choose a username that your friends will see, rather than using your real name.

How do I change my name or user name?

To change your name or user name in the Fitbit app, choose a section below. Note that you can change your name or username once every 60 days.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Tap or click the gear icon.
    4. Tap or click Display Name.
    5. Tap or click either your name or username to change it.
    6. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Under Name, change your name.
    4. Click Submit.

How do I update my email address?

To update the email address associated with your Fitbit account:
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon (User-added image).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under Email Address, type the email address you want to use.
  4. Type your password in the box that appears below your email address.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Submit.

How do I share information about me?

You can write a brief bio to let your friends know your health and fitness goals. Note that this setting is public and any Fitbit user can see the information you choose to share.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Tap or click the gear icon.
    4. Tap or click About Me.
    5. Enter the information you want other Fitbit users to see on your profile about your health and fitness goals, or any other information you want to share.
    6. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Under About me, enter the information you want other Fitbit users to see on your profile about your health and fitness goals, or any other information you want to share. 
    4. Click Submit.

How do I add or change my profile photo?

You can add a profile photo to your account or change your existing photo.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Tap or click the gear icon.
    4. Tap or click Profile Photo.
    5. Take a new photo or choose an existing photo.
    6. Save your photo.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, tap your profile picture in the top right corner.
    2. Click Change profile pic or Upload pics to choose a new photo. 

How do I add or change my cover photo?

If you have the Fitbit app, you can add or change the cover photo that your friends will see when they look at your profile.
  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
  2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
  3. Tap or click the gear icon.
  4. Tap or click Cover Photo.
  5. Take a new photo or choose an existing photo.
  6. Save your photo.

Who can see my average daily step count?

Your average daily step count can be seen by all Fitbit users. If you want, you can choose to let just your friends see your average daily step count.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Tap or click the gear icon.
    4. Tap or click Steps.
    5. Change the setting to adjust who can see your step count.
    6. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings > Privacy.
    3. Under Statistics, find Average Daily Step Count.
    4. Click the arrow to adjust who can see your step count.

Can I share my location?

You can choose to share where you live with your Fitbit friends or all Fitbit users. Note that setting your location in your profile does not change the language setting for your Fitbit account. For more information about changing your Fitbit account language, see How do I change my language on Fitbit?

 Choose a section below to add your country and adjust who can see it:
  • Fitbit app for iOS
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap the tile with your name that says “View your Profile and Privacy”.
    3. Tap the gear icon.
    4. Tap Location.
    5. Tap Country, choose your country, and then tap Done.
    6. If you live in the United States, after you choose your country, you can also add your city and state. Under Location Detail, tap Edit Location Details and then type your city. 
    7. After your find and select your city, tap Done.
    8. To change who can see your location, under Privacy Setting, choose who can see your location.
    9. Tap Save.
  • Fitbit app for Android
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap the tile with your name.
    3. Tap the gear icon.
    4. Tap Location.
    5. Tap Location and choose your country.
    6. To change who can see your location, under Privacy Setting, choose who can see your location.
    7. Tap Save.
  • Fitbit app for Windows 10
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name that says “View your Profile and Privacy”.
    3. Tap or click the gear icon.
    4. Tap or click Location.
    5. Tap or click Country and choose your country.
    6. If you live in the United States, after you choose your country, you can also add your city and state. Tap or click Location and choose your city. 
    7. If you want, choose who can see your location.
    8. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Under Country, choose your country.
    4. If you live in the United States, after you choose your country, you can also add your city and state. Under State, select your state and then under City type your city name.
    5. Click Submit.
    6. To change who can see your location, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    7. Click Settings > Privacy.
    8. Under Personal Info, find Location
    9. Click the arrow to adjust who can see your location.

Who can see my personal stats?

You can control who sees your personal information. When you first create your Fitbit account your birthday, height, and weight are private. To review your privacy settings, choose a section below:
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Tap or click Personal Stats.
    4. Tap or click each item to review and adjust your privacy settings.
    5. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings > Privacy.
    3. For each item, review and adjust your privacy settings.

Who can see my badges and trophies?

You can control who sees your badges and trophies. Note that your weight badges are always private. To review your settings, choose a section below:
  • Fitbit app for iOS and Windows 10
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name that says “View your Profile and Privacy”.
    3. Tap or click Badges and Trophies.
    4. Tap or click Privacy Setting.
    5. Review and adjust your privacy settings.
    6. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit app for Android
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap the tile with your name.
    3. Tap Badges and Trophies.
    4. Tap the gear icon.
    5. Review and adjust your privacy settings.
    6. Tap Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings > Privacy.
    3. Under Statistics, find Badges & Trophies.
    4. Click the arrow to adjust who can see your badges and trophies.

Who can see my list of friends?

You can control who sees your list of friends. To review your settings, choose a section below:
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Find your Friends list.
    4. Tap or click Privacy Setting.
    5. Review and adjust your privacy settings.
    6. Tap or click Save.
  • Fitbit.com Dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click Settings > Privacy.
    3. Under Personal Info, find My Friends.
    4. Click the arrow to adjust who can see your friends.

How do I remove friends?

To remove friends:
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
    3. Find your Friends list.
    4. Tap or click the friend you want to delete to view their profile.
    5. Tap or click the three dots.
    6. To remove the friend, tap or click Remove friend or delete friend
  • Fitbit.com dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, find the Friends tile.
    2. Click the friend you want to delete to view their profile
    3. Hover over the teal Friends button. The button will turn pink and an "X" will appear.
    4. Click the X to confirm that you want to remove the friend. He or she will no longer appear on your friend's list and won't have access to your shared data.

How do I block friends?

You can block friends in the Fitbit app: 
  1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon (User-added image).
  2. Tap or click the tile with your name.
  3. Find your Friends list.
  4. Tap or click the friend you want to block to view their profile.
  5. Tap or click the three dots.
  6. To remove the friend, tap or click Block User or block friend
  7. If you want to unblock the user, go to Account > Blocked Users and select the user you want to unblock.
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Last updated: September 7, 2017
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