How to Restore Health Data iPhone? [2023]

To restore Health data iPhone, users could get some help here to retrieve the app and the data. Also, how to delete health data on iPhone will be introduced.


By Lora / Updated on July 19, 2023

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How do I restore my iPhone Health?

Many users track their sleep, meditation minutes, and exercise data via Health on iPhone. To be honest, this tool serves users well and helps a lot in health management. It is quite a powerful feature.

However, users can run into some problems while using Health. Some accidentally deleted Health app on iPhones; some may have removed or lost Health data.


I accidentally deleted the health app on my phone, and I cannot figure out how to download it on my phone again.


How would I be able to download the iPhone Health app back onto my phone? I accidentally deleted it when going through my phone and trying to retrieve it and I cannot.


- Question from Apple Community


Most of my Health data has disappeared


Why is this happening? Is anyone else having the same problem?


- Question from Apple Community


Many people are afraid of removing the Health app will delete their Health data.

Besides, there are also a bunch of users who are sick of the other data on iPhone and want to know how to delete other data on iPhone as well as the Health data.

Don’t worry; this article will give answers one by one. Firstly, let’s discuss where the Health data is stored.


Is Apple Health data stored in the cloud?

Where the health data is maintained? First, health data are kept on your iPhone by default as a sort of private data.

As long as you enable Health data in the “APPS USING ICLOUD”, it will always be accessible with your iCloud account.

But if you deleted them manually, there is no way to access them if you did not back them up. To back it up, you have to make an encrypted backup because Apple wants to ensure your privacy.

Tips: Please note that you could only back up your Health data to iCloud with iOS 12 or later versions of iPhone.

So, on the one hand, the users who have deleted Health app iPhone can reinstall it or re-add it to the home screen, and the data won’t be lost;

On the other hand, those who have deleted Health data can only retrieve it from iCloud or the encrypted backup on iTunes. Also, if you have iPhone Activity data missing after restore, you could also retrieve it from the backup.

Now, you could follow the methods part to restore the Health app and the data.

How do I restore Health app on iPhone?

Actually, you might have just removed it from your screen but haven’t deleted it. But don’t worry; you could add it back to your home screen.


Step 1. Go back to your home screen > swipe left to the App Library.


Step 2. Input Health in the search box > access your Health app.


Step 3. Tap Add to Home Screen.


Thus, you can easily add the Health app back to your screen.

How to restore Health data iPhone?

Except for those who have deleted Health app iPhone, some users manually removed the Health data and want to restore it. Here two practicable methods are prepared for you; adopt any of them according to your needs and specific situation.

Method 1. Restore Health data iPhone via iTunes encrypted backup

In fact, accidental deletion is quite a common reason for data loss on iPhone, such as photos, messages, and contacts; many users are eager to recover deleted data from iPhone.

If you accidentally deleted the Health data, the only way to restore it is to recover it from your backups, such as iTunes backup.

If you have forgotten the password to your backup, there is no way to restore it. 
It is suggested to connect your iPhone via an original lightning cable to ensure a good connection.

If iTunes cannot restore iPhone from backup, please check the guide for help.

Step 1. Run iTunes on your PC > connect your iPhone properly.


Step 2. Click the iPhone icon on the toolbar.


Step 3. Find Summary > click Restore Backup.


Step 4. Enter your password to unlock the backup.


Then the backup that contains the Health data you need can be successfully restored to your iPhone. This method can also help recover permanently deleted notes on iPhone.

Method 2. Restore Health data iPhone via iCloud Backup

If you have activated iCloud Backup, you could also restore your Health data from it. The iCloud backup is encrypted by default, which contains your Health data.

It is recommended to operate when connected to a good Wi-Fi network. 
This method will erase all your current data on your device. Creating a new backup via iTunes can be a good choice if you want to keep your current data.
If restoring from iCloud backup not working, check the tutorial to get help.

Step 1. Go to General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings. Input your passcode to wipe your data.


Step 2. Then you need to set up your iPhone and connect to a network. When seeing Apps & Data, click Restore from iCloud Backup > sign in with your iCloud Apple ID > choose the backup which contains the Health data you need to recover from.


Thus, you can get your Health data back on your iPhone.

How to back up Health data easily?

Generally speaking, it is a bit tough to recover data from restored iPhone without backup. And data recovery service is often with a hefty price tag.

So backup is of vital importance in keeping and managing your data. No one knows if there is a risk of data loss in the future. It is always the best bet to back up your data regularly.

Here it is highly recommended to back up your precious data wisely and methodically via professional iPhone backup software, FoneTool.

Back up Health data easily using FoneTool

With the help of FoneTool, users could create a complete backup of their device data, such as photos, contacts, text messages, music, videos, etc., apps data (data files, preferences), Safari data (history, bookmarks), and system settings.

What's more, by encrypting your backup, you could also back up private data like Fitness records, Health, and Keychain data.

Using lightning charging cables is advisable. 
When “Trust This Computer?” comes out on your iPhone, tap “Trust”. 
It is recommended to save or sync your Backup Encryption password in safe places, in case you forget it.
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Step 1. Install FoneTool on your PC > connect your iPhone via a compatible cable.


Step 2. Go to Full Backup > Get Started.


Step 3. Please make sure to Enable Backup Encryption to avoid omitting your Health data.


Step 4. Select a place to store your backup according to your preference. Then click Start Backup.


Thus, a full backup of your data is successfully made. You could restore it when you need your Health or other data at any time in the future.

How to delete Health data on iPhone?

There are also some users who need to delete Health data before selling or starting a new statistic recording.

Now, follow the steps to delete it.

>> Go to iPhone Settings > scroll down and find Health > click Data Access & Devices > select a device to want to wipe the Health data from > Delete All Data from.


To sum up

In this article, the methods to restore Health data iPhone, reinstall the Health app, back up Health data, and delete the Health data have been given above in detail.

According to different situations, users could get their Health data back from encrypted backup; re-add the Health app from the App Library; back up Health data via professional data backup software, and delete Health data in the iPhone Settings.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.