1. linear2202's Avatar
    So, I currently have an apple watch that I use regularly for exercise. I also typically set up new iphones as new phones, I do not restore from any backup.

    If I create a local encrypted backup (this should contain all my health data) and then get a new iphone, I can just restore the health data? I don't want the apps etc.

    I have never went through a restore process, so I have no idea.

    Thanks for your time.
    07-18-2017 11:49 PM
  2. jr866gooner's Avatar
    I think you will find it is all or nothing You are right though it does need to be an encrypted iTunes backup.
    07-19-2017 12:53 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    So, I currently have an apple watch that I use regularly for exercise. I also typically set up new iphones as new phones, I do not restore from any backup.

    If I create a local encrypted backup (this should contain all my health data) and then get a new iphone, I can just restore the health data? I don't want the apps etc.

    I have never went through a restore process, so I have no idea.

    Thanks for your time.
    There are apps that can extract only the health data from (encrypted) backups and strip the rest.

    https://m.imore.com/how-move-your-he...ata-new-iphone
    07-19-2017 01:05 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Decipher Phone Refresh trial will do health data for free. The $30 registration will allow you to do other things with it (i.e. if you wanted text messages also)

    https://deciphertools.com/decipher-phone-refresh.html

    I've used it, and can verify it works as advertised. I didn't have luck with the iOS apps.
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-19-2017 04:56 AM
  5. linear2202's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I will check them out.
    07-20-2017 11:03 PM
  6. ghr more's Avatar
    There are apps that can extract only the health data from (encrypted) backups and strip the rest.

    https://m.imore.com/how-move-your-he...ata-new-iphone
    Note that the article in this link constantly refers to the app as Health Importer - an older app last updated in 2015 - when in fact the app is called Health Data Importer. Be careful not to access the older app.
    robertk328 likes this.
    07-24-2017 08:11 PM

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