Back Up Your Watch

techspin

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Just a fair warning to anyone who needs to move their watch to a new iPhone...encrypt your iTunes backup! Not sure when I deselected this option but I lost my activity history and I've given away my old phone.

Hopefully you learn from my mistake. :eek:
 

Resqu2

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I did the iCloud restore on my new X and at a point it ask if I wanted to use my watch on my new phone, clicked yes and all is fine.
 

majurg

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Just a fair warning to anyone who needs to move their watch to a new iPhone...encrypt your iTunes backup! Not sure when I deselected this option but I lost my activity history and I've given away my old phone.

Hopefully you learn from my mistake. :eek:
Yes, I think that data falls under the protected health data. Therefore you need to do an encrypted iTunes backup if you want to keep that information.
 

freemyheart

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If you primarily backup to the cloud, is it backing up your activity as well? I have it set to encrypt (in my iTunes settings on my PC), but I want to make sure that I don't lose my 137 days in a row if I somehow lose my watch. (I only currently backup to the cloud every 24 hours or so.)

I think it does, as I have Health listed as an app using icloud under icloud settings on my iPhone. Just want to make sure the backup to the cloud includes this data, or if I should be plugging in to the computer every day and making a backup to my computer also.
 
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matrix07

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If you primarily backup to the cloud, is it backing up your activity as well? I have it set to encrypt (in my iTunes settings on my PC), but I want to make sure that I don't lose my 137 days in a row if I somehow lose my watch. (I only currently backup to the cloud every 24 hours or so.)

I think it does, as I have Health listed as an app using icloud under icloud settings on my iPhone. Just want to make sure the backup to the cloud includes this data, or if I should be plugging in to the computer every day and making a backup to my computer also.
iCloud back up is always encrypted so yes, it includes Health data.

If you rely on iCloud then you have nothing to fear on Health data. It’s the ones who rely on iTunes that will have to make it right by checking Encryption option. What I always did was backing up to iCloud also even though I planned to restore new phone from iTunes.
 
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