How do you ensure you don't lose health data?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by noobinator, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'm expecting my first watch any day now. I am concerned the data will be lost over time if I install new software on the phone and/or watch.

    My worry comes because I had a month or so worth of data on my iPhone and lost it all when I installed the new 8.4 beta software.

    How do you prevent this from happening on the watch?
     
  2. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    You shouldn't have lost anything. The data is stored in the Health app on the phone, which is backed up iCloud.
     
  3. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    What option needs to be checked in iCloud to make sure the health data backs up? I don't see the health app listed and mine obviously didn't back up.
     
  4. shandyman Suspended

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    It's automatically done, apparently...

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203037
     
  5. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    It sure didn't work for me. Guess I'll try backing up and restoring through itunes (encrypted) next time to see if that works.
     
  6. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Health (and keychain) data only gets backed up via iTunes encrypted backups.
     
  7. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    From the link above:

     

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