1. reversalagent's Avatar
    General question for those in a similar type of situation:

    I did a full archived iTunes backup of iOS 10 prior to installing the iOS 11 beta. I also have an Apple Watch running os 3.

    Has anyone with an Apple Watch running watchOS downgraded iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.x (current)?

    If so, do all your activity achievements still show up, even with the days running iOS 11 or is there a gap between the iOS 11 days of use and the return to iOS 10?
    06-24-2017 03:56 PM
  2. anon(62000)'s Avatar
    I attempted to downgrade from iOS 11 back to 10 but was unsuccessful. I kept entering this weird loop where there "was a problem restoring." Ultimately I just did a clean install of iOS 11 and it actually works better now. I paid no mind to my Watch activity, I'm afraid.
    06-24-2017 04:21 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m not sure but chances are you will have to end up pairing your Watch back with your iPhone.
    The activity achievements are being stored on your iPhone, not on the Watch. A restore to a previous backup will make you lose all activity from that backup date till the moment you put it back, in other words, Yes you will have a gap.

    To prevent this, there is software out there that extracts the Activity and Health data from any existing backup and puts it back on a clean install.
    Have a look at Deciphertools. It worked for me.

    Hope this helps, if not, feel free to post follow up questions.

    You don’t have to pay for deciphertools if you only want to save your health data, only if you want to use their other software too.
    06-24-2017 05:46 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Help with archiving a backup.
    By nyc_rock in forum iOS
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-26-2017, 07:03 PM
  2. WTS: Apple 7+ cases leather,silicone
    By Slammers08 in forum Marketplace Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-25-2017, 11:31 PM
  3. Feeling sad for Apple
    By Gmatt1983 in forum General Apple News & Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-24-2017, 05:46 PM
  4. Facebook Messenger — Everything you need to know!
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-24-2017, 03:10 PM
  5. Join the discussion: What would it take for you to not upgrade to the iPhone 8?
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-24-2017, 01:10 PM