Is it (or will it be) possible to import data already collected by other apps into the new health app in iOS 8?

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    I think, it depends on concrete application. So you should ask app support for it. – xVir Oct 13 '14 at 17:24
  • I'm linking this to a slightly newer question since those tags and wording are getting better hits and the accepted answer on the other question is more correct and complete than the accepted answer here. – bmike Jun 16 '15 at 16:46

As xVir said in the comment, it will depend on the apps and not on Health. After Health has been released, several of the apps I used were updated to support Health.

Some of them just said that they would push data in Health from now on (like Sleep Time), and others took the data they already had created to push it to Health (like FitStar).

So, it's up to the app developer to decide if he implements a way to push to Health the old data the app already created, or only the newly created data.

You can see Health as a "passive" data repository of health information which will be provided by 3rd party apps (or manually). It will then "just" draw charts out of it.

So follow xVir advice and ask the providers of apps. I did it with Sleep Time for example, where I would like to get several months of data in Health (but no answer for now... Just answered that they are looking into it for a future update)

  • In addition to LudoMC's answer: The Health(Kit) app uses a specific format of data. If the "old" data which has been collected misses a certain factor which is required by Health, it will be very hard to import this data to Health. However, this is up for the developer. I would personally not develop this feature and spend the time for "upgrades" to an application as it might be a big struggle as explained above. – Rob Oct 16 '14 at 7:42
  • This isn't the correct answer anymore. Several developers have stepped up to provide CSV data import directly into Health app. Apple has an export function where you can email yourself a zip file, but no import functionality on iOS 8. All that exists is the API apple has that allows third party developers to provide data import functionality on iOS. – bmike Jun 16 '15 at 16:43

We recently released a new app that is dedicated to importing data from CSV (comma separated value) data files which covers many formats of exported data from existing apps. It will allow you to import data from apps that have an export feature, but are not yet integrated into HealthKit / Health App.

If this is a feature you are still curious about, please check it out on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/health-importer/id930943780?ls=1&mt=8

  • This app is getting good reviews from people I know that are using it. Well done and thanks for extending the health app and letting us control the data we store there. – bmike Jun 16 '15 at 16:41

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