- Sep 28, 2007
This is probably a stupid question, but I was wondering if health data from an old iPhone is transferred when moving to a new iPhone? I've been worrying about this for a while.
Recently went through this when I went from my 6 to 6S. ONLY way is via encrypted back-ups via iTunes. I guess they are doing this to keep our health data safe! You will just have to assign a password to your back-up and you are good to go!Thanks. Do you know if it does this automatically?
iCloud backups are always encrypted and do store health data according to this article - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203037
Back up your health data
You can back up the data stored in the Health app to iCloud. Your data is encrypted as it goes between iCloud and your device, and while it's stored in iCloud.
If you're not using iCloud, you can back up your health data with iTunes if you select "Encrypt iPhone backup" in the Summary tab.