Instance Method


Deletes the specified objects from the HealthKit store.


- (void)deleteObjects:(NSArray<HKObject *> *)objects withCompletion:(void (^)(BOOL success, NSError *error))completion;



An array of objects that this app has previously saved to HealthKit. Deleting an empty array fails with an HKErrorInvalidArgument error.


A block that this method calls as soon as the delete operation is complete. This block is passed the following parameters:


A Boolean value. This parameter contains YES if the objects were successfully deleted; otherwise, NO.


An error object. If an error occurred, this object contains information about the error; otherwise, it is set to nil.


Your app can delete only those objects that it has previously saved to the HealthKit store. If the user revokes sharing permission for an object type, you can no longer delete those objects. This method operates asynchronously. As soon as the delete operation is finished, it calls the completion block on a background queue.

If your app has not requested permission to share an object’s data type, the method fails with an HKErrorAuthorizationNotDetermined error. If your app has been denied permission to share an object’s data type, it fails with an HKErrorAuthorizationDenied error. Deleting objects that are not stored in the HealthKit store fails with an HKErrorInvalidArgument error. When deleting multiple objects, if any object cannot be deleted, none of them are deleted.

HealthKit stores temporary HKDeletedObject entries, letting you query for recently deleted objects. However, the deleted objects are periodically removed to save storage space. If you want your app to receive notifications about all the deleted objects, set up an observer query, and enable it for background delivery. In the background query’s update handler, create an anchored object query to gather the list of recently deleted objects.

See Also

Working with HealthKit Objects

- deleteObject:withCompletion:

Deletes the specified object from the HealthKit store.

- deleteObjectsOfType:predicate:withCompletion:

Deletes objects saved by this application that match the provided type and predicate.

- earliestPermittedSampleDate

Returns the earliest date permitted for samples.

- saveObject:withCompletion:

Saves the provided object to the HealthKit store.

- saveObjects:withCompletion:

Saves an array of objects to the HealthKit store.