New pairing = new watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pagemakers, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

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    #1
    Just noticed that each time you re-pair your watch to your phone (and restore from a backup) Apple Health lists it as a new watch.

    Consequently I now have the same watch listed about 5 times in the health app.

    Is this a bug? It's only happened since iOS 10.
     
  2. SD449 macrumors member

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    I also Paired a 2nd Watch and had to setup Activity again losing all my data.

    This was from a back up from my other watch
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #3
    In order to save your activity data you must ensure that your iphone backup is encrypted in iTunes.
     
  4. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    #4
    You can delete the old ones. Tap on them and scroll down. Select delete all data. Restart the app.
     
  5. Pagemakers, Sep 23, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016

    Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea but I don't want to delete all the data I worked bloody hard to archive ;)
     
  6. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I had this same issue. Lost all my activity ring data for a year.
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why you can’t delete the watch and merge the data I don’t know.
     

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