Health App between devices

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  1. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing a setting somewhere? Or is there no way to sync data between two Health-enabled devices?

    I have a 5S that I use for running primarily, due to both it being a little smaller and less concern about damaging it. I use the 6 for everything else, though. So I get the data from my runs synced in with the corresponding data, but that doesn't merge with the data from the rest of the day.

    Is it just me?
     
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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  3. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Health data is backed up to iCloud (backups are encrypted) but not synced like contacts and calendars.
     
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  5. mpfuchs macrumors regular

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    Only if you back up to iTunes. Not iCloud.
     
  6. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    Health App between devices

    I just saw an Apple support article yesterday. The Health data will be synced if the backup is encrypted.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946
     
  7. matrix07, Oct 29, 2014
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    matrix07 macrumors 601

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    It's because it's Health, which in itself screams big privacy issue, so it can't sync like ordinary apps. But as dcharleyultra posted, it'll sync if you'll enable encryption on your backup, which you should anyway.
     
  8. Truthfulie macrumors regular

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't encryption only available with iTunes backup? not iCloud? I understand the privacy concerns but maybe syncing via bluetooth in background to avoid the data ever reaching Apple's server might be a solution. I wonder if Apple Watch will sort of act as the bridge to do exactly that.
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    You're not wrong. I am wrong, so I corrected my original comment. :p
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    It's still a new and complex App. Plus Health can contain actual medical data, so Apple MUST be extra cautious and where this data is going.
     
  11. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Thought the same thing myself, but it actually does back up to iCloud.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6357

     

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