Since Apple started saving our health data on iOS with the corresponding app, they have never abandoned iPhone security. Or an encrypted backup on our Mac and PC. They have never gone to the Apple cloud. Now that’s going to change. We will tell you how to synchronize Health data with iCloud in iOS 11 because it is an important step for Apple users.
What type of Health data will sync with iCloud
Health data backup on iCloud is not limited to backup. It also takes care of synchronizing it between different devices, although the normal thing is that you have a unique iPhone and Apple Watch so they will always be up to date. In any case, here is the information you can incorporate into your iCloud cloud:
- Medals and prizes.
- All the medical parameters you have recorded over the years, i.e, calories, exercises, heart rate, weight, etc.
- Your medical information in case of emergency.
- Activity Ring History.
- Third-party medical data.
How to synchronize Health data with iCloud
In iOS 11 we have received the news that we can synchronize our Health data with iCloud. To activate it, we must follow these steps:
- On your iPhone with iOS 11, go to Settings> Your iCloud account.
- Go to the iCloud section.
- Activate Health data.
In this way, your Health data will be saved to the night backup of iCloud in addition to having the synchronization activated. This means that if for any reason you fail to make backup copies (holiday, for example), your Health data will always be up to date. Of course, you need some kind of cellular connection.
Why should I have my Health data in iCloud?
At first, the data collected by the app were not kept in the Apple cloud. The reason could be that iCloud encryption was not fully deployed. Being such a sensitive data it is understandable the delay. But the wait is over and some users will wonder why they have this data in iCloud.
The answer, at least for me, has a clear advantage: being able to do a clean installation of iOS 11. So far, those of us who wanted to install from scratch on iOS, should either accept the loss of Health data or use third-party apps that they ran this data in a separate backup.
With iOS 11 you will finally be able to have your Health data though if you do a clean installation.
iOS is an operating system that does not require to do this type of installations from scratch because it holds up the passage of time very well. But those of us who are constantly installing apps, trading betas and testing configurations, tend to prefer to start with a clean version.
There are also users who, after five years with the same iPhone, prefer to release a new terminal without dragging “vices” from their old computer. And without sacrificing any data along the way. Personally, I’m pretty happy with this new feature.
What about you? Share your views in the comment section.