How do you remove the activity app

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  1. sgw086, May 7, 2015
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    sgw086 macrumors member

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    If you unpair and sell your Apple watch, can you remove the activity app?
     
  2. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    I, too, would like to know if this is possible. I returned my watch today after doing "Erase All Content and Settings" from the Apple Watch app, but the Activity app remains and I can't figure out how to get rid of it besides hiding it in a folder.
     
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    The data is on your phone. Why are you wanting to hide the app?

    (The activity app on the phone can be used without the watch, in case that is the question. It's part of iOS, not watch specific. So it's like other Apple apps, I think, not hideable by default. Could always jailbreak...)
     
  4. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    The Activity app is not visible until you pair a Watch for the first time. So it makes sense (to me at least) that if I unpair my Watch there should be some way to also remove the Activity app. All it's good for now is viewing my historical activity data during the 2 weeks that I had the watch. No new data will ever be added unless I get another watch (which I don't plan to do).
     
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    False info!
     
  6. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    Err, which part? Please correct if you have something to add.

    The data is most certainly stored on the phone. It is collected on the watch and transferred to the phone. I thought maybe OP was concerned about data being left on the watch. I think that wasn't their concern.

    Doesn't the activity app store data from a bluetooth paired HR band or the new bluetooth blood pressure cuff? I suspect that is why Apple doesn't hide it when you unpair the watch, as you don't need a watch to put data in to the app, or to view the already collected data.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I don't think it does. Data from other connected devices go into the Health app, not the Activity app. So once you remove the watch, all you can do with the Activity app is to view old data. Other than that, it's useless.
     
  8. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I see. Sorry, I thought the OP wanted to remove the Health app and contained data. (My activity app is buried on a far away page and I've never looked at it on phone.)
     
  9. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    edit: Correction, the Health app can be used without the watch...
     

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