Keeping the activity data in sync between 2 iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Teemuhyn, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Teemuhyn macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2016
    Hello everyone!

    I own iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I love iCloud and how easy it makes to switch between two iPhones but there's a one annoying thing: activity data. I also have Apple Watch and would like to keep my activity and health data updated. But the only way to do this seems to be with iCloud backup.

    So every time I want to swicth from Plus to recular iPhone 7 I need to backup the Plus model, reset iPhone 7 and install the backup. Otherwise my activity and health data will be split between two phones...

    My question is: is there any other way to keep the data in sync? And can't I pair my Apple Watch with two iPhones?
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    you can only pair a watch with one phone at a time. so no, I don't think theres any easy way to do this.
  3. Teemuhyn thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2016
    Ok. Would be great if Apple just added the activity data in iCloud. That way all the data would be in sync between all devices just like contacts or photos. Maybe they do that some day then we could see the data also on iPad (if Apple also would bring the app for iPad).
  4. Jmsain macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2018
    --- Post Merged, Jul 10, 2018 ---
    If you setup to share and select you own account it will share to the second iPhone.
    It works for me but it isn’t magic... only syncs few times a day and I I’m not sure yet how this sync is triggered.
    Watch out you only record activity in the one that has the watch registered or any apps liked to it (otherwise you will be burning more calories and that’s cheating;-) )

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