Health Data

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  1. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed the Health Data on my iCloud is taking up 1.16GB of my iCloud space. That's a tremendous amount considering we only get 5GB to begin with. I talked to Apple support and they mentioned this is because I have an Apple Watch, and my phone and watch are always talking to one another storing information (steps, etc). While I want to believe Apple support, I have a really hard time thinking there is over a gig of information being tied up ... or is this true? I use the health mainly for logging my weight, and viewing my steps and daily activity summaries.

    How much space is your health data taking on your icloud?
     
  2. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I use the Health data fairly heavily and I show 403MB used.
     
  3. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. I assume you have an Apple Watch?

    I am only manually logging my weight every other day, and steps being input from my apple watch the my phone. Really just a bunch of numbers. I am having a hard time validating the notion that these numbers consume >1GB of data.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    You bought the watch a bit later than me I suppose. It's 1.66 GB. on mine now.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

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    My Health data is 8.87GB.:eek: Hope that means I'm healthy.:D
     
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    I don't trust Apple with that kind of personal data. Once they improve quality and functionality of their products and services including iCloud, then I'll reconsider.

    If they can't launch a new iPhone without quality control issues and other problems, it makes no sense to trust their handling of personal data.

    Give Apple a few more years, they do improve over time.
     
  7. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I've had the Apple Watch since the launch of the original last year. I just cleared all my health app data last week (I wasn't thinking) because I thought it was crazy that that much space was being taken up on iCloud for health data. It didn't really do anything anyways. I was thinking it was an iCloud bug. My iPhone backup is 2.0GB ... hard to believe 1.16GB of that 2.0GB is health data.
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    What apps do you have feeding information into the Health app?
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    hear hear...
     
  8. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Yes, since December. I log weight automatically with my Withings scale, and all workout data comes in from Strava.
     
  9. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you go into general>storage and usage> and compare the amount of space the health data takes on your device, and compare this to the amount it takes on your iCloud? On my device, it says there is just 121.4MB of health data, which sounds more reasonable than the 1.16GB the health data is taking on my iCloud. Clearly there is a discrepancy here?
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    201MB locally.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G4

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    Have been using Health since day one and have Withings and MyFitnessPal feeding data.
     
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    ever wonder why the discrepancy?
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    Interesting those are about the same. Unlike mine and matrix07.
    I'm the worst offender though. 121.4 locally and 1.16 on icloud
     
  14. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Not sure. Would love to know as well.
     
  15. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :)
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It can get this way in messages too. In unsure how or why. It's all texts and data points. How on earth are there gigs of this stuff? I could write a 10,000 page essay and not hit a gig.
     

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