The stock Health app has been of great help in letting me keep track of my fitness. From accurately counting the steps to showing the real data like blood pressure, Health is immensely helpful, isn’t it?
At times, I have to restore my iPhone to fix any bug. As health data is not backed up, it is lost whenever the device is restored. Currently, the only way to backup the health data is to export it.
There are two ways you can export the health data. While one way is to get it done right from Health, the other is to do so via a third party app. To import your data, you require a third party app as there is no other option. Let’s find out how it works!
How to Export Health Data in iOS 10 on iPhone
The steps of exporting the health data have slightly been tweaked from what they were in iOS 9.
Step #1. Launch Health app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, make sure Health Data from the bottom right corner is selected. Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Export Health Data.
Step #4. A popup will appear on the screen. Tap on Export to confirm.
Step #5. Select the medium through which you want to send the data. In this test, I will choose Mail.
That’s it! It will present the data in the XML file.
How to Export Health Data in iOS 10 via QS Access on iPhone
Though there are some third party apps which allow you to export your health data, we have found QS Access a bit better than others. Better still, it converts all the information into a readable CSV file-unlike Health.
Download QS Access for free from App Store.
Step #1. Launch QS Access on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, select the columns that you want to export and tap on Create Table at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Grant access to the data.
Step #4. You will see a table of your data on the screen. Tap on the Share button to export it.
Step #5. Up next, you need to tap on the app to which you want to share the data. In this test, I am going to mail it to myself.
How to Import Health App Data Using Health Importer in iOS 10 on iPhone
You will need to take the help of a third party app to import the health data on your iOS device. Health Importer (Price $2.99) is a pretty good option that can do the job for you.
Step #1. First up, open the email you had sent to yourself in Mail app.
Step #2. Tap and hold the attachment until to reveal the sharing option.
Step #3. Tap on “Open in Health Importer.”
Step #4. In the Health Importer app; map your data you have just imported with the data points.
You just need to tap on each data points and map it accurately. Then, tap on Save. You will have to repeat it with each category.
Step #5. Tap on “Import Data to Health App”. It will start importing the data from CSV file to your Health app. Now, wait and let the process be Completed successfully. Now open the Health app, and check out the just imported data.