How to login to MyFitnessPal and track your weight loss, food, exercise, and more

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You can access your MyFitnessPal account from your computer or the iOS and Android apps.

For those trying to lose weight, or who simply want greater accountability when it comes to their exercise regimen, MyFitnessPal offers an easy way to track calories, workouts, and more in a single app.

While the company offers both a free and paid Premium model, even non-paying users with an account can access many of MyFitnessPal’s most essential features when logged in.

MyFitnessPal requires members to have a registered account to use the app and website. But signing up for one requires little more than an email address and a password.

Once registered, signing in to your MyFitnessPal account, whether on the web or one of its mobile apps, takes just a few seconds. Here’s how to do it.

How to troubleshoot logging into the MyFitnessPal app

If you have problems logging into your account for any reason, you should try logging in through a different method to see if there’s a problem.

For instance, if you’re getting an invalid username or password option on the app, try using the same login info on the website to see if you’re still having a problem. If you’re still having an issue, you can try resetting your password by tapping the appropriate option on the login screen.

If the login problem you’re experiencing is a server problem, MyFitnessPal recommends you check out the Announcements Page to see if there’s an outage.

If no outages are reported, they recommend you uninstall and reinstall the app and restart your device. And if all else fails, you can contact MyFitnessPal support.

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How to see your Android notification history so you can reference dismissed notifications from the past 24 hours

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Android 11 introduced a feature that lets you view past notification messages, even ones you’ve already dismissed.

  • You can see your Android notification history on Android 11 through the Settings app.
  • In Settings, go to “Apps & Notifications,” then “Notifications.” 
  • You can think of this feature like a recycle bin for accidentally deleted notifications. 
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Clearing notifications is a double-edged sword; there’s a satisfying sense of accomplishment to dismissing them, but every once in a while, you might be overeager and discard a notification you needed to read in more detail. 

If you have ever deleted a notification a moment before you realized you needed it, Android 11 has a handy new feature. Its notification history lets you browse dismissed alerts from the previous 24 hours. It’s like a recycle bin for your app messages. 

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Where is my Android? How to locate your Android using Google’s Find My Device service

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To track down a lost Android device, use Google’s Find My Device.

  • You can find a lost Android device by using Google’s Find My Device service from its app or a browser. 
  • On the Find My Device app or website, you can see the phone’s location on a map, play a sound to locate it, or remotely erase the phone and reset it to factory conditions. 
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Losing your phone can be a catastrophe, which is why both Apple and Google provide similar tools for tracking, finding, and even remotely erasing a lost phone. If you have an iPhone, read our article on tracking its location. Google’s Find My Device works pretty much the same way for Android phones. Here’s how to use it to locate your misplaced or lost Android. 

How to find your Android by using Find My Device

You can find your Android device using the Find My Device website or via Google’s Find My Device app (installed from the Google Play store) on a different Android device that’s logged into the same Google account.

One word of caution: If you log into your Google account on a public computer or someone else’s PC to find your phone, remember to use a browser in private or incognito mode and log out when you are done. 

1. Start the app or go to Google Find My Device in a web browser. 

2. If you have one device, Find My Device should immediately zero in on that device (or to its last known location when it was last powered on and connected to the internet). If you have multiple devices, you can select the one you’re looking for using the device icons at the top of the page.

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You can see your device’s last known location and make it play a sound to help locate it from Find My Device.

3. In addition to seeing the phone on the map, you have three options:

  • Select “Play Sound” to remotely command the phone to play a ringtone sound. If the phone is turned on and connected to the internet, it will play the sound regardless of the phone’s volume settings. 
  • Select “Secure Device” to prevent someone from accessing your phone’s data. You can also display a message or phone number on the lock screen to help retrieve the device. 
  • Select “Erase Device” if the phone has been lost or stolen and you don’t expect to get it back. This will wipe the phone and reset it to factory conditions. 

How to make sure Find My Device is enabled on Android

Even if you don’t recall turning on Google’s Find My Device service, the good news is that it’s probably already on – Google turns it on by default when you connect an Android phone to a Google account, so it should already be running from when you first set up your phone. If you have access to your phone, here’s how to verify it’s enabled:

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “Google.”

3. On Google’s settings page, tap “Security.”

4. Tap “Find My Device.”

5. On the Find My Device page, make sure the feature is turned – the button should be swiped to the right. 

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Make sure Find My Device is enabled from the Settings app.

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