How to Move Health Data to Your New iPhone or Apple Watch

It's become much easier now to transfer health data to a new iPhone or Apple Watch. Head over to find out how it works.

Just gifted yourself a brand new iPhone or Apple Watch? I’m sure you’d want to transfer your health data to your new device. Thankfully, Apple has made it a lot easier to move health data to a new iPhone or Apple Watch.

Unlike before, you can now sync your health data with iCloud. Besides, you also have the option to use iTunes or a third-party app to transfer your data to your iOS device or Apple Watch. More after the jump:

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How to Move Health Data to New iPhone or Apple Watch

How to Transfer Health Data to New iPhone or Apple Watch

How to Sync Health Data with iCloud

With iOS 11, you get the option to sync your Health data with iCloud. Apple encrypts the data to ensure it has high-level security.

One thing worth noting is that your iPhone and Apple Watch must be running iOS 11 or later and watchOS 4 or later respectively. Head over to this quick guide to create an encrypted backup of your health data using iCloud.

How to Back Up Health Data with Encrypted iTunes Backup

Whenever you back up your iPhone using iTunes, your Apple Watch is automatically backed up. But you need to create an encrypted backup to back up health data.

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Step #1. First off, you have to connect your iPhone to your computer via USB and then launch iTunes.

Step #2. Now, click on the device icon at the top left.

Click on iPhone in iTunes

Step #3. Click Summary if it’s selected already.

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Click on Summary under iPhone in iTunes

Step #4. Up next, you need to the check the box for Encrypt iPhone backup, enter your password.

Enable Encrypted Backup in iTunes

Step #5. Finally, click on Back Up Now.

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Move Health Data to New iPhone or Apple Watch

That’s done!

Once you have successfully backed up your health data, you can easily move it to your new device. Follow the quick guides to restore your Apple Watch or iPhone from backup.

There are quite a few third-party apps that allow you to export health data to another device. I have used “Health Data Importer” to easily export my health data from the Health app. It’s pretty reliable and comes at $4.99.

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Wrap up:

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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