As a partner of a Natural Cycles user, your partner can decide to share their Natural Cycles data with you, so you can take part of the fun, learn more about your partner, and most importantly, receive the fertility status of the day on 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. You will also be taken through an app tour, so you can better understand how to use 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).
How to make the most of Partner View
As a partner, you will automatically 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
Should your partner decide, they may share more types of data with you — however, this decision is completely up to them.
- The fertility status
When you open the app, the first thing you see at the top of the page is the 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 greyed out and the app will say ‘Unknown Status’.
- The 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 the user adds more data and aren't meant to be used as a final result. Always check your app daily to see your fertility status for that given day. 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 available days and also see the 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 available cycles, with all the temperature entries. The graph is a great tool to better understand how the algorithm detects ovulation, as the basal body temperature is the main indicator that the algorithm uses to identify your partner’s fertility status.
Learn more about the graph here.
- 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.
- The definitions
If you scroll all the way down in your Natural Cycles app, you will see the Definitions section.There, 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 their period or PMS is approaching, or when it is time for your partner to test for LH or to take a self-breast exam.
You can manage these notifications by clicking on the top menu > Notification settings. There, you can enable/disable each notification based on your preferences.
I got logged out of my Partner View account, how can 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 to better understand the reasons for being logged out.
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 that 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 disabled the data sharing of 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, the good news is 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 the page). Each icon comes with a small text describing what the icons means but you will also find some extra information about the menstrual cycle.
The best place to learn more about women’s health is through our blog Cyclematters.
If you would like to learn more about Natural Cycles specifically, 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!