Staring with iOS 11, Apple now focuses on health and fitness. iOS 11 introduces a handful of new features for better health management. One of the best health features in iOS 11 lies in the ability to sync your health data to iCloud, meaning that your heart rate information, step counts and calories burned will be up to date and accessible across all Apple devices.
In this guide, we go through the steps to sync your health data to iCloud on your iPhone. Before we get started, make sure you are now running iOS 11 or newer. If you are not sure, update your device by heading to Settings > General > Software Updates.
How to sync your health data to iCloud on your iPhone
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit Apple ID banner at the top of the page
Step two: Once you are in, hit iCloud and then make sure you turn on the switch for Health. From now on, your health data will be automatically be synced to iCloud and accessible on all your Apple devices.
How to turn off iCloud sync for Health on your iPhone
If you change your mind and you want to turn off iCloud sync for Health on your device, make sure you follow our steps below.
Step one: Launch the Settings app on your device and then hit your Apple ID at the top of the page
Step two: Once you are in, select iCloud and then turn off the switch for Health.
How to back up your health data to iCloud
If your iPhone is now running an older version of iOS, don’t worry because you can manually back up your health data. Here is how.
Step one: Connect your iPhone to a computer and then launch iTunes to proceed
Step two: Next up, select your device when it shows up in iTunes
Step three: Once you are in, click Summary and then check the box for Encrypt iPhone/iPad backup
Step four: Now just simply hit the Back Up Now button to complete the task.
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