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4 Ways to Transfer Health Data to New iPhone

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

"Hello,I've been having issues with my iPhone, so, I decided to get a new one. However, I'm trying to transfer health data from my old iPhone to the new one. How can I do that?"

iPhone's AI-powered Health App has made a difference in the latest serise. And one of the most common questions from iPhone users is 'how do I transfer Health data to the new iPhone?' This is because most iPhone users have little or no knowledge about how health data is stored on the iPhone or how to transfer it.

So, if you are in a similar situation, you've come to the right page. Here, we've explained several methods you could use to migrate health data from old iPhone to new iPhone without disruption. From using iCloud to iTunes or Quick Start. Just make sure you stick with us till the end of this article.

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Part 1: Transfer Health Data to New iPhone via iCloud

You can achieve health data transfer to new iPhone via iCloud, and the amazing thing is different methods could come in handy to carry out the operation. So, keep reading.

Method 1: Sync to iCloud

If you have previously enabled health data sync to iCloud on your old iPhone, you could transfer the health app data by syncing your old iPhone iCloud to the new one. However, it might take a few hours  for the health app data to be synced to your new iPhone.

The process to get the job done is pretty simple, and it takes only a few clicks.

Step 1: Open Settings on your old iPhone and tap on the Apple ID banner at the top.

Step 2: Tap iCloud > Scroll down to Health and turn on its toggle.

turn on its toggle

Step 3: Get your new iPhone and log in the same Apple ID on your old iPhone. Then, navigate to Settings and turn ON Health under iCloud to sync health data to the new iPhone.

Method 2: Backup to iCloud

You can also transfer health data to new iPhone via iCloud backup. All you have to do is to back up your old iPhone data, then, restore it to your new iPhone. But, the problem with using this method is that all data on your old iPhone will transfer to the new one.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings on your old iPhone and tap on the Apple ID banner.

tap on the apple id banner

Step 2: Tap iCloud > choose iCloud Backup and select Backup Now. Your iPhone must be connected to a stable Wi-Fi network for the operation to be smooth.

tap icloud

Step 3: Once you've finished the backup of your old iPhone data, set up your new iPhone. Then once you reach the Apps & Data page, select "Restore from iCloud Backup".

restore from icloud backup

Step 4: Enter the Apple ID used on your old iPhone and provide its password. After that, complete the requirements to begin the data restoration.

Once the restoration process is complete, your health app data will restore to your new iPhone.

Part 2: Import Health Data to New iPhone via iTunes

Besides iCloud, you can also import health data to new iPhone via iTunes. However, to employ this health data transfer method, you need a PC with the latest iTunes version installed.

Here is the process to import health data to an iPhone with iTunes below;

Step 1: Start the iTunes program on your computer and connect the old iPhone to the PC using its cable. After that, click the iPhone icon at the top left corner of the screen.

start the itunes program

Step 2: Select Summary and click Backup Now.

select summary

Step 3: Once the backup operation is completed, disconnect the old iPhone from the PC and connect the new iPhone using its USB cable. Then, click the iPhone icon at the top side again and select Summary.

Step 4: Finally, click the Restore Backup button and choose the latest Backup you made to restore it to your new iPhone.

restore backup button

Your health data will transfer to your new iPhone afterward.

Part 3: Transfer Fitness Data to New iPhone via Quick Start

Quick Start is a reliable option to transfer health data to new iPhone. Although this method can only be utilized during the setup of the new iPhone, it will help you transfer all health data including fitness data to the new iPhone quickly. The only issue is it'll transfer other data besides health data to new iPhone.

Step 1: Turn ON your old and new iPhones.

Step 2: Get your new iPhone and complete the setup requirement until you reach the Quick Start screen.

Step 3: Place the old iPhone next to the new iPhone. A pop-up will appear on the old iPhone, tap Continue to proceed.

tap continue to proceed

Step 4: You'll notice a blue animation on your new iPhone screen after you select Continue from the old iPhone. Hold your old iPhone right above the new iPhone, and ensure the blue Animation is at the center of the viewfinder on the old iPhone.

  • A notification will show on your old iPhone saying Finish on New iPhone.

Step 5: Provide your old iPhone password when requested on your new iPhone. Then, select Transfer from iPhone to complete the operation.

When completed, you can access your health data on your new iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does health data work on iPhone?

The iPhone automatically records and evaluates important health information, such as the: Steps, flights of stairs, and other walking data: The built-in sensors on your iPhone track the number of steps you take, the number of flights of stairs you climb, your walking speed, and additional details.

2. How long does Apple Health keep data?

You have the ability to decide which information is included in the Health app and for how long it is retained. Your Health app data will be stored in the Health app and in iCloud if you opt to back up your health data to iCloud, for as long as you choose to keep your information in the Health app.

3. Is health data on iPhone accurate?

The health data on an iPhone is generally considered to be accurate, as it is collected using various sensors and technologies built into the device. The Health app on the iPhone can track a wide range of health and fitness data, including steps, distance, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more. The accuracy of the data can depend on factors such as the specific model of iPhone, the quality of sensors, and how the device is used. It's important to note that while the iPhone can provide valuable health insights, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. If you have specific health concerns, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional.


Transferring Health app data from iPhone to iPhone does not come easier than this. You don't need technical knowledge or third-party software. All thanks to Apple for providing helpful tools like iCloud, iTunes, and Quick Start to facilitate seamless data syncing across different iOS devices. However, when the need to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to Android, or Android to iPhone, MobileTrans is a superb tool that can help you carry out the task quickly and effortlessly.

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