By Lora / Last update June 6, 2022

Help! How do I recover my iPhone health data?


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 data, some others may find Health data missing after restore. They are bothered by the question “How can I restore Health data iPhone?”, just as in the cases below.

Restore deleted Health data

Hello, earlier today I was looking through my Health app and I noticed it had 18deviceslisted under 'sources'. So I decided to go through and delete all the devices that said they weren't currently paired... only to find out that it deleted ALL of my Health data. Does anybody have ANY idea how to restore the healthdata?


I lost all my health data with a restore, wow

Yesterday I had to restore my phone from a backup, just a straight backup is done through cable and iTunes. Well to my surprise I lost ALL of my health data, every single iota.

- Question from spinedoc77(MacRumors)

Losing months or years of Health data is pretty upsetting, and may lead to severe results when Health data is urgently required, such as in some health crisis issues. So, is the Health data recoverable?

Can iPhone Health data be restored?

In order to settle this, we could make it clear first where the health data is maintained. First, health data are kept on your iPhone by default as a sort of private data. There is no way to access it if you did not back it up. In other words, you may also save health data in your backup.

When you back up your Health data to iCloud, it is encrypted automatically to ensure your privacy. What’s more, you could only back up your Health data to iCloud with iOS 12 or later versions of the iPhone.

While on iTunes, the only way to back up the Health data is to tick the option “Encrypt iPhone Backup”.

That is to say, if you did not activate backing up Health data in iCloud settings/choose to encrypt your iTunes backup/forget the encryption password for your encrypted backup on iTunes, you could not find it anywhere.

So, once the Health data is deleted or gets missing after restoring, users could only retrieve it from iCloud or the encrypted backup on iTunes. Now, you could follow the methods part to get your Health data back. The corresponding methods are provided according to the two cases given above.

How to restore Health data iPhone?

Here two practicable methods are prepared for you, and adopt any of them according to your needs and specific situation.

Case 1. Accidentally deleted Health data: 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; thus users might have to recover recently deleted photos;

Or even worse, some more important data, then users could find help if they need to recover deleted data from iPhone. If you accidentally deleted the Health data somehow, probably the only way to restore it is to recover it from your 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.

Step 1. Run iTunes on your PC. Connect your iPhone properly.


Step 2. Click the “iPhone” icon on the toolbar.


Step 3. Find “Summary”, and click “Restore Backup”.


Step 4. Enter your password to unlock the backup.


Then the backup which contains the Health data you need can be successfully restored to your iPhone.

Case 2. Health data missing after restore: Restore Health data iPhone via iCloud Backup

If you have activated iCloud Backup, you could restore your Health data from it.

It is recommended to operate when connected to a good Wi-Fi network. 
This method will erase all your current data on your device. If you don’t want to lose your current data, creating a new backup via iTunes can be a good choice.

Step 1. Go to “General” > “Reset” > “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”, then 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. If users seek help from a data recovery service, it 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), 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 different places, in case you may forget it.
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Step 1. Install FoneTool on your PC, and connect your iPhone via a compatible cable.


Step 2. Go to “Full Backup”.


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.

To sum up

In this article, the methods to restore Health data on iPhone have been given above in detail.

According to different situations, users could get their Health data back from encrypted iTunes backup if they accidentally deleted Health data; moreover, if you found Health data missing after restore, you cloud retrieve it from iCloud backup.