Import/Export Health Data On Your iPhone

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. iPhone allows you to maintain and keep a track of your health data through its health application.

Apple has really changed the way I think about my overall health and fitness, starting with iOS 7 and the M7 motion coprocessor of iPhone 5s. The all-new Health application had been redesigned to make it easier to learn about your health data and start reaching your goals. It consolidates health data from iPhone, Apple Watch and third-party apps you already use, so you can view all your progress in one convenient place. And it recommends other helpful apps to round out your collection thus making it simpler than ever to move your health data forward.

When you open the Health app, you see four distinct categories: Activity, Sleep, Mindfulness, and Nutrition. Each plays an important role in your overall health data and in the app. Health suggests great apps from each category to get you going, and the Today view shows all your stats at a glance to help you stay on track moreover once you start using the Health app, there’s no stopping you.

 I went from being completely oblivious of my weight and physical fitness, to being obsessed with them. Apple Watch has made that even more obvious, as I now feel accountable for everything I do. At the end of the day, I have the satisfaction of looking at my stats in the Health app and see my progress from my health data statistics.

As someone who talks about Apple for a living, I am often restoring devices, moving data from one iPhone to another, and also upgrading hardware every year. This is part of the fun for me. But there is a downside to this behavior every time I set an iPhone as a new device, I lose all of the data from my Health app.

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There are actually two ways to export the data from your Health app. The first way is one provided by Apple, but it is virtually useless. The other way relies on a third-party application. Using the health application, all you need to do is to Navigate to health Data Tab and Select the “All” option at the top to see all health-related categories.

At the top right corner of the screen, tap on the Share icon.

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When done, the app will automatically create a new email containing your Health export in a Zip file. Email that to yourself and save it for later use, assuming Apple will ever let us do anything with it.