If you are going to switch to a new Apple Watch, you may be left wondering how you can save and back up your important Health data from the Health app on your Apple Watch. In fact, Health data hasn’t been included by default in iPhone backups made to iCloud and iTunes. It can now be included in an encrypted iCloud backup, but some users don’t back up to iCloud in the first place. But there are some workaround that can also help you save and back up your Health data on Apple Watch. Take a look.
Steps to make an encrypted backup of your iPhone or iPad with iTunes
You can use iTunes backups to save your health data. But you first need to make an encrypted backup. Here’s how:
Step 1: First, you are supposed to use USB to pair your iPhone/iPad with your computer.
Step 2: Next, fire up iTunes.
Step 3: Click the device icon next to the media selector, and then click Summary in the left-hand column.
Step 4: You need to check the box for Encrypt iPhone/iPad backup to allow your Health data to be backed up.
Step 5: Click the Back Up Now button located beneath Manually Back Up and Restore.
Step 6: Once you have made a backup, just trigger the set up process for your new iPhone and select Restore from Backup when you are taken to that screen.
Steps use Health Data Importer to move health data to a new iPhone
With the help of the Health Data Importer app ($3.99), you can export your data directly from the Health app to a new iPhone. Here is how:
Step 1: First, you will need to launch the Health app on your current iPhone.
Step 2: Choose the Health Data tab.
Step 3: Once you are in, tap the User icon in the top right corner.
Step 4: Tap Export Health Data, and then tap Export in the popup menu.
Step 5: Save the final export to iCloud Drive.
Step 6: You now need to set up your new iPhone.
Step 7: Launch the Health app, and set up your basic information.
Step 8: Download the Health Data Importer app from the App Store.
Step 9: Fire up Health Data Importer, and then tap Import.
Step 10: Choose export.zip in iCloud Drive. Now, you can either choose sources you want to import to your new iPhone on an individual basis or Select All to transfer all of your Health backup to your new iPhone.
Step 11: Tap Next to proceed.
Step 12: Tap Turn All Categories On in the prompt to let the app write to your Health repository, and tap Allow.
Step 13: After the app finishes its import, launch the iCloud Drive app.
Step 14: Tap Select in the top right corner, locate and choose the export.zip Health file.
Step 15: Tap Delete at the bottom right corner.
Step 16: In the end, tap Delete from iCloud Drive in the popup menu.
Once you have moved your health data to your new iPhone, you can set up your new Apple Watch.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.
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