Health refill time broke on mobile

Recently I traveled to visit some family and I left duolingo up on the health tab and turned off airplane mode. It turns out that if the time changes while Duolingo is in the background then it adds time permanently to the refill counter. In an effort to fix it I tried countering the time manually but ended up making it worse. Now I'm up to 5 hours for one bar of health. This is a big inconvenience because I use the mobile app a lot and am not always able to learn with a computer. I've tried everything from logging out/in to reinstalling the app. Does anyone know how to fix this?

March 6, 2017

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the health system on the iphone is crap and I hate it. It never appeared on my iphone until the crown system a few days ago !!

April 10, 2018

It never appeared on my iphone until the crown system a few days ago !!


Switch to Duolingo's web version ( on your phone, because it .......

  • does not have the punishing "Health" system and gems
    (I hope this is still so in the new Duolingo layout (crown levels))

  • will work in the newest version of the Chrome or Firefox browser on your phone or tablet, if you have rather good Wifi or LTE/4G with an Internet bundle.

  • uses a good teaching method:
    you can select "typing each word" instead of "clicking on predefined words"

  • often has grammar "Tips and notes"
    in Duolingo's new layout (crown levels):
    .. tap the lightbulb next to the "Start button".
    .. Picture:

April 10, 2018

If you do some review lessons it will make your health go up.

Discussion where I got that image link:

March 6, 2017

Yes, I'm aware that practicing will refill part of your health. But I was hoping for a fix to allow health regeneration by waiting. My schedule usually has me practicing 1-2 parts of a lesson then having to stop for a while. Hence why I was hoping to fix the time bug

March 6, 2017

Gotcha. Sorry :(

March 7, 2017

Health looks like a pain to manage.

March 6, 2017

I'm confused about this.

March 7, 2017
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