Backup for apple watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by germanguy, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. germanguy macrumors regular

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    In regards to the apple watch backups which are stored on the iPhone, are those backed up themselves to the PC? I need to restore my iphone, I assume I have to un-pair and re-pair my apple watch. Will the apple watch backup be on the iPhone once I restore/resync the iPhone?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, it's stored in your iPhone backup. When you unpair the Watch, your iPhone will create a backup of it.

    Backups can be viewed/deleted in iPhone's settings. Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage (under Storage) > Apple Watch
     
  3. testcard macrumors 68020

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    I believe you'll lose your activity/health data following a restore unless the backup is encrypted.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If you have heath data you MUST do an encrypted backup or you lose it.
     
  5. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I'm just going to bump this because I haven't found it, though, I admittedly haven't looked:

    Can you see the list of Watch backups and remove them? It looks like I've got two backups from the same "watch" but from two different  Watches (I had my swapped out). I don't care enough to dwell on it, but this post reminded me and I'd like to have as little useless data floating around as possible.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Already answered above in post #2.
     
  7. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Wow. This is a small thread but ok....see post 2 for your answer. (3 posts up from yours)
     
  8. testcard macrumors 68020

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    My Watch backup is 33.0KB. I can live with that.
     
  9. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    The crazy thing is how small the file is compared to how long the restore takes...forever.
     
  10. Bromeo macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth is a relatively slow conduit for data right now. That may improve with newer releases.
     

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