As a partner of a Natural Cycles user, your partner can decide to share their Natural Cycles data with you using the Partner view, so you can see their fertility status for the day from your phone.
How to activate the Partner view as a partner
Your partner will send you an invitation via email. Once you receive the invitation, click on the link in the email. Next, you will be taken through the steps to set up your account, which will be linked to your partner’s account. You will also be taken through an app tour, so you can better understand how to use your partner view of the app.
If you do not receive the invitation email, please check your Spam folder, and double check with your partner that they sent it to the correct email address (without any typo, etc).
What data can I see in the Partner view?
As a partner, you will have access to the following information from your partner’s account:
- Red and green days
- Ovulation status
- Added temperatures and the reason for excluded temperatures
- Period and spotting entries
Your partner can decide to share more types of data with you – however, this decision is completely up to them.
Fertility status (red and green days)
When you open the app, the first thing you see at the top of the page is your partner’s fertility status. The fertility status will be updated each day, once your partner has opened their app that day. Follow this link to learn more about red and green days.
Why does it say ‘Unknown status’?
You will only receive the fertility status of the day once your partner has opened their app that day — only then will the algorithm be able to calculate the fertility status for the day, based on the data added. Until then, today’s data will be grayed out and your app will say ‘Unknown status’.
Predictions & Calendar
In this box, you will be able to see the predictions for the coming days. It is important to keep in mind that predictions are subject to change over time as your partner adds more data and aren't meant to be used as a final result. Always check your app daily to see the fertility status for that given day. You can learn more about predictions here.
Below the predictions, you also have access to the Calendar. If you click there, you will be redirected to the Calendar view, where you will be able to check the fertility status for past days and also see predictions for the coming weeks.
The Algorithm & Graph
In the algorithm box, you will be able to learn more about what the current fertility status means, and you will also see an overview of your partner’s graph.
If you click on Graph, you will be able to see your partner’s full graph for this cycle and previous cycles, with all the temperature entries. The graph is a great tool to better understand how the algorithm detects ovulation, as the temperature follows a curve with lower temperatures before ovulation (in the follicular phase) and higher temperatures after ovulation (in the luteal phase). Temperature is the main indicator that the algorithm uses to identify your partner’s fertility status.
Learn more about the graph here.
NC° Follow Pregnancy
If your partner is pregnant and using NC° Follow Pregnancy, you will be able to see how the pregnancy progresses in the Partner view and get information about what is happening in your partner’s body and about the baby’s development.
Trackers added today
If your partner has decided to share additional trackers with you (such as emotions, PMS, pains, etc), you will see those in the Added today box.
If you click on Trackers graph, you will have access to a graph with an overview of the various trackers your partner has added since they started sharing their data with you. The Trackers Graph helps identify patterns in the cycle and better understand what to expect in the future.
If you scroll all the way down in your Natural Cycles app, you will see the Definitions section. You can click through the different icons to discover what they stand for.
How to manage notifications in Partner view
As a partner, you can receive a notification on your phone for the first green day, the first red day, if your partner’s period or PMS is approaching, or when it is time for your partner to take an LH test or to do a self-breast exam.
If you have a partner who is using NC° Follow Pregnancy, you can get notifications when they enter a new pregnancy week and trimester.
You can manage the notifications by clicking on the top menu > Notification settings. There, you can enable or disable each notification based on your preferences.
I got logged out of my Partner view account, how do I log back in?
If you get logged out of your account, this may be because your partner disabled the Partner view. As a first step, we recommend that you reach out to your partner.
You may be logged out for other reasons (switching phones, etc), so if your partner still wants to share their data with you, you should ask them to send you a new invitation. Once you accept the Partner View invitation, you will be able to see your partner’s data again.
I do not have access to my partner’s data anymore
If you are unable to access the app, it is likely that your partner disabled the Partner view and may not wish to share their data with you at the moment.
If you still have access to the fertility status but do not see a certain type of data that you used to see (for instance, emotions), this may also mean that your partner stopped sharing that specific tracker.
Whatever your partner decides to share or not share with you, we kindly ask you to respect their decision at all times. As the account holder, your partner is the sole decision maker when it comes to data sharing. The Natural Cycles data can be very intimate, and should be treated with the utmost care, respect and empathy.
What should I do if I experience a technical error in the Partner view?
If you have activated your account, but you suddenly do not see your partner’s data anymore (and you have a confirmation from them that the function is still enabled), or if you notice a technical error of any sort (for instance, you see a blank screen), the first step is to close down the app, update it and open it again.
Please also make sure that you have the latest version of the app as well as a good internet connection.
If you still experience issues with your account after that, please ask your partner to reach out to our support team through this link. As your partner is the account holder, it is important that they are the one to contact us (from the email address that is attached to their Natural Cycles account).
Where can I learn more about women’s health?
If you would like to learn more about your partner, Natural Cycles or women’s health in general, we have lots of resources to help — we believe that knowledge is power!
First, we recommend that you have a look at each definition in your app (accessible at the bottom of the app). Each icon comes with a small text describing what the icons mean, and you will also find some extra information about the menstrual cycle.
A great place to learn more about women’s health is through our blog Cyclematters.
If you would like to learn more about Natural Cycles, you can visit our website, or Cyclerpedia, which has all different kinds of articles on how to use the app. In particular, these articles may be helpful for you:
- How Natural Cycles works
- The menstrual cycle and Natural Cycles
- What are the fertile days in the menstrual cycle?
- Ovulation detection
Finally, we also recommend following us on Instagram!