Health Data - Lost

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mattymoocow, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Mattymoocow macrumors member

    Mattymoocow

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    Hi all,
    Just letting you all know (in case you don't already - I found out the hard way), your health data - which includes any activity/workouts/achievements is not backed up via a normal iPhone backup.

    To ensure that this data is backed up you must either enable backup encryption or backup your iPhone to iCloud.

    I did an IOS restore after a normal backup, to then find once I did a backup restore that all my health data was lost. Thankfully I've only had the watch for just over a week. A little disappointed though to have lost the data - hopefully it saves someone from loosing theirs.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I found out early that the Heath data was not backed up and called up Apple. They had a good excuse and told me that due to the sensitivity of the Health Data they were requiring the back ups be encrypted. I was luck and was still about to do another back up with the turned on.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Health data is far to sensitive and dangers and MUST be protected. In many cases Health data contains medical data. It must be encrypted. Read here to understand.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203037
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    It is too bad that everyone does not follow Apple's move and keep our data safe.
     
  5. Mattymoocow thread starter macrumors member

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    it should be made more clear - in the setup wizard for iPhone or Watch you should be reminded to either turn of encryption or backup via iCloud.
     
  6. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    so contact numbers, naked selfies, login information etc doesn't need to be encrypted, but the fact that I ran 3 miles or exercised for 30 minutes is too dangerous and MUST be encrypted?
     
  7. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Correct. Health data is protected by HIPAA laws and although it was just a run its recorded in an area/application that contains more sensitive health data. Not personally caring is not an excuse to not support protection of your data. The other items you mention are important as well but not protected by healthcare laws.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Personal Health data is bring used in medical research and medical trials. So yes this is far more important naked selfies. Also login (password) data is encrypted in Keychain.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/15/us-apple-health-idUSKBN0HA0Y720140915

    http://www.apple.com/researchkit/?sr=hotnews.rss
     
  9. Mattymoocow thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree - its total ********. what sensitive information in health kit? My blood type, my weight, my exercise information? what a crock!
     
  10. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind. I agree that I just wish I had known before I lost my first 6-8 weeks of history when I restored my phone.
     

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