Health bars not added after practice

I recently noticed this problem using the Duolingo iOS app version 5.2.17.

If I use the “practice” tab at the bottom my health is restored.

Under the new crown system it gives me the option to practice an individual skill, such as Basics 1. After I complete the lesson it shows a screen of my health increasing. However, when I check my health status I don’t receive credit for the practice session.

Anyone else having this issue?

April 12, 2018


Is health the same as hearts? I think it must be an A/B test; I don't have it on my iOS device. I have seen complaints about the hearts no longer getting restored on the iOS devices now that crowns have been implemented, however.

You will probably get more help if you edit your post and change the topic from "Duolingo" to "Troubleshooting".

Best of luck!

April 12, 2018

Moved to “Troubleshooting.”

Merci beaucoup!

April 13, 2018

Wow, that is an old version of iOS. Have you not been able to update it?

April 12, 2018

Sorry, I was referring to the app version.

April 13, 2018


Use Duolingo's web version on your phone/tablet (, because it .......

  • does not have the punishing "Health" system and gems

  • 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)

For the best typing experience:

  • set the browser to mobile mode
  • use the phone in portrait mode
April 13, 2018

Looks like the issue has been resolved!

Merci Duolingo!

April 15, 2018
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