How to Move or Transfer your Health Data to a New iPhone

With the release of iOS 10, almost all the apps have got benefited hugely. But a closer look in your iOS device reveals that Apple has been partial to Health and Messages app. The two apps have been completely revamped with cool new additions and updates.

As many people have become health conscious, they measure everything related to their health: miles they walk/run, calories burnt etc. While their fitness activities will go on for years, they are not going to be loyal to the same device. With the change of device, they need to transfer their important data. And they don’t forget to transfer health data from the old iPhone to new one.

Thankfully, there is a third-party app Health Data Importer from Lion heart Software. Let’s now work more on this app and unearth what this app can and cannot do for you.

What Health Data Importer can transfer?

  1. Active Energy
  2. Cycling Distance
  3. Flights Climbed
  4. Heart Rate
  5. Height
  6. Mindful Minutes (Breathe)
  7. Oxygen Saturation
  8. Resting Energy
  9. Sleep Analysis
  10. Steps
  11. Swim Distance
  12. Walking and Running Distance
  13. Weight
  14. Workouts

If you think that the app has covered everything, check it again. This list doesn’t have a few important statistics. This app doesn’t transfer your minutes of exercise, your stand or roll data. It is because Apple doesn’t allow any third-party app to record those categories, and therefore, Health Data Importer fails to transfer data.

Point to Ponder

Health Importer has another limitation in transferring more than a million points of data. The app will show you an error if you make any attempt to restore the archive. You should better import a single source at a time.

To move complete health data, we suggest you to go for an encrypted backup to restore data.

How to Import your old Health Data into your new iPhone

Step #1: First off connect your new iPhone to a power source. It is not a part of this method but to play safe, the step is mandatory.

Step #2: Launch Health app on your existing iPhone.

Step #3: Tap on Health Data (four squares) from the bottom menu.

Step #4: Next, tap on profile icon from the top right corner of your iPhone.

Step #5: Now tap on Export Health Data button; you can see this tab at the bottom of your profile. A pop-up will ask if you are sure to export your data. Tap on Export button.

Step #6: Exporting data will take some time. Once this process is finished, save the export to iCloud Drive.

Step #7: Set up your new iPhone.

While you are setting up your new iPhone, we advise you to set auto-lock time to Never from Settings → Display & Brightness. This health data transfer may take long time and therefore, you should avoid any interruption.

Step #8: On your new iPhone, set up the Health app.

Step #9: Download Health Data Importer; it will cost you $2.99.

Step #10: Launch Health Data Importer on your new iPhone.

Step #11: Tap on Import tab.

Step #12: Tap on export.zip in iCloud Drive. The app will prepare the file for decompression.

If your iPhone suddenly shuts down during this process, the app will get stuck and never comes back to Preparing screen. The only solution left is to delete Health Data Importer from your iPhone and download it again from App Store. You need to start afresh from step #10.

Step #13: Once the process is finished, the app will provide you all data points as arranged by source. Tap on sources you want to import to your new iPhone. You can also tap on Select All to transfer entire Health backup to new iPhone.

Step #14: Health Access screen will appear on your iPhone; tap on ‘Turn All Categories On’ to let the app record all Health data. Next tap on Allow.

Step #15: Health Data Importer will start importing the data. The transfer time solely depends on the size of your health data.

Step #16: Once the data is imported, launch iCloud Drive on your iPhone.

Step #17: Tap on Select from the upper right corner of your phone.

Step #18: Locate the archive.zip Health file and select the same.

Step #19: Tap on Delete button from the bottom right corner.

Step #20: Confirm your action by tapping Delete from iCloud Drive.

It is done! Your health data is now imported to your new iPhone. Enjoy working out with your new device.

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