How to fix Pikmin Bloom without counting steps

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    A key feature of Pikmin Bloom is that your level and experience depend on the distance you travel. However, the game becomes meaningless if the step counter does not work correctly. In fact, numerous iPhone and Android users have complained about the issue of Pikmin Bloom’s steps not counting. If you are also encountering this problem, here is everything you need to know to fix the “steps not counting” error in Pikmin Bloom.

    Pikmin Bloom no counting steps fixed for Android

    Pikmin Bloom uses fitness information from your Google account to display your steps in the app. However, Pikmin Bloom may not always have the latest step count from your Google account. It may take several hours for Pikmin Bloom to sync with your Google account and correctly track your activity.

    Follow these methods if the steps are not reflected even after several hours:

    Restart your device

    To make sure your steps are counted in Pikmin Bloom, you may need to restart your device first. If that doesn’t work, check the following settings on your device. Please note that the names and locations of these settings may vary depending on your device model.

    Google Fit Settings

    To sync your steps with Pikmin Bloom, you must first install the Google Fit app. However, if you are an Android user and your Google account is for a child under 13 (or your country’s age limit), you won’t be able to use Google Fit.

    In that case, you can skip this step. Next, open the Google Fit app and follow these steps:

    • Press Profile.
    • Tap the gear button in the top right corner of the screen.
    • In Tracking Preferences, make sure Tracking your activity is turned on.
    • Tap Connected Apps and check if Pikmin Bloom is connected.

    Disable low power mode

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap Battery and device care.
    3. Press Battery.
    4. Disable battery saving mode (endurance mode).
    5. Turn off Restrict Apps and Home Screen and see if the situation improves.

    If you are using Android 12, check if Battery Saver is disabled.

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Press Battery.
    3. Press Battery Saver.
    4. Turn off “Use battery saver.”

    Related: How many steps to unlock new Pikmin in Pikmin Bloom?

    Pikmin Bloom not counting steps fixed for iOS (iPhone)

    The steps counted in the Pikmin Bloom app are linked to the Apple Health app. Pikmin Bloom may not always show the most up-to-date Apple Health step count. Sometimes it may take a few hours for Pikmin Bloom to get the latest data from Apple Health and correctly track your activity. You can try restarting the game to make it sync faster.

    If your steps are counted in Health but not reflected in Pikmin Bloom, check the following settings:

    Health app settings

    1. Tap Settings
    2. Tap Health
    3. Tap Data and device access
    4. Tap Pikmin Bloom
    5. Make sure Steps is enabled

    Location Services Settings

    1. Tap Settings
    2. Tap Privacy
    3. Tap Location Services
    4. Tap Pikmin Bloom
    5. Tap Always Allow

    Battery Settings

    Sensors required for step tracking can be disabled in low power modes. Visit the Apple support site and learn how to turn low power mode on and off on your iOS device. If your steps still don’t count with this setting, restarting your device may help resolve the issue.

    For more information on Pikmin Bloom, check out How to Showcase in Pikmin Bloom and How Many Steps to Unlock New Pikmin in Pikmin Bloom in Pro Gaming Guides.

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