Restore AW on new iphone

Dentifrice

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 27, 2008
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Hi,

I have an iphone 6 with Apple Watch. Now I just got a iphone 7.

What is the best way to transfer AW data and Health/activity apps?

I think I have to :

1- Disconnect AW from iphone so data is tranfered to iphone 6
2- make an icloud backup
3- restore backup on new iphone
4- connect AW to new iphone

Am I right ?

And if I want to start from scratch my new iphone withtout using an old backup, am I screwed ?

thanks
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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30,652
Hi,

I have an iphone 6 with Apple Watch. Now I just got a iphone 7.

What is the best way to transfer AW data ?

I think I have to :

1- Disconnect AW from iphone so data is tranfered to iphone 6
2- make an icloud backup
3- restore backup on new iphone
4- connect AW to new iphone

Am I right ?

And if I want to start from scratch my new iphone withtout using an old backup, am I screwed ?

thanks
I Personally never use restore from Backup as option. I will set up my iPhone as a new device. That way it avoids transferring over any issues or glitches.
 

Dentifrice

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 27, 2008
336
62
I Personally never use restore from Backup as option. I will set up my iPhone as a new device. That way it avoids transferring over any issues or glitches.
Yes but I don't want to lose all my Apple watch data and all the information in Activity and health apps
 

Dentifrice

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 27, 2008
336
62
So I need to restore backup. I can't start from scratch and just restore activty/health ?
 

tromboneaholic

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Jun 9, 2004
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I Personally never use restore from Backup as option. I will set up my iPhone as a new device. That way it avoids transferring over any issues or glitches.
That’s the only way to transfer health info.
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So I need to restore backup. I can't start from scratch and just restore activty/health ?
You could choose to only backup health info in settings.