ios10 health app backup is huge. Any way to minimize?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by dude just dude, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. dude just dude macrumors newbie

    dude just dude

    Aug 10, 2004
    I just backed up my iPhone to the iCloud, and saw the Health app is taking up 2.5Gigs of space. Is there anything I can do to minimize this file size and get back a large part of my iCloud?
  2. dude just dude thread starter macrumors newbie

    dude just dude

    Aug 10, 2004
    Can anyone else tell me if their health app backup is near that big? I only have my typical heart rate from my watch, and some bike rides from Strava, but I didn't think that would take up 2.5 gigs. Anyone else with similar size backup?
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    The health app doubles in size after every single iCloud backup. I believe it's a bug. Instead of only updating the changes, it adds everything up again. Delete your iCloud backup and create a fresh one. If you go to settings and check the usage of the health app, that is the size that it will start as with your iCloud backup. But every night when it auto backup, it will double in size again. I delete my iCloud backup and create a new one once a week.
  4. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    I can also report that I'm experiencing this problem myself and even though I have reported as a bug to Apple across the betas it's managed to stick around to the public release.
  5. frifra macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008

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