Recover deleted Apple Watch data

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Restore iWatch data and settings from backup

Difficulty: easy

Steps: up to 3

Time needed: 5 - 10 minutes

Full support

  • Supports all iOS versions
  • Works with all watchOS versions

Apple Watch data recovery

  • Recover iWatch settings
  • Restore data from iWatch backup

Easy to use

  • Fast download and setup
  • Compatible with macOS and Win

Recover iWatch settings and app data in 3 steps

If you're an Apple Watch fan, and are passionate about tracking your personal data over time, including app usage and HealthKit data, you will love the iPhone Backup Extractor. Our solution helps you recover data from your iCloud backup, and for the first time ever, we made iWatch data recovery possible.

Here's how:

  1. Download and install the latest version of iPhone Backup Extractor
  2. Connect to your iCloud account. We do not store your data and the encryption is secure and encrypted, following Apple's guidelines. If you have 2FA enabled, enter the token to verify your ownership.
  3. Browse through your backups, and download the iWatch backup you want to explore or recover
  4. Save the files locally and re-upload them to another device using the export function

You will need

A computer (Win or Mac)

A computer (Win or Mac)

iCloud backup

iCloud backup

An iTunes backup

An iTunes backup

Recover iWatch data from recent iCloud backups

1. Download and install the iPhone Backup Extractor

Download and install the latest version of the iPhone Backup Extractor for Windows or Mac.

Click the "+" button to add an iCloud account. We encourage that you use 2FA as an additional security step to protect your privacy. When logging in to your iCloud account, the authentication is done via a secure, encrypted connection, which does not store your details.

If you have not purchased a license, then you must that first. We recommend purchasing a Premium plan, which allows you to explore your iCloud backups and recover files from them.

2. Choose and download the iWatch backup

From the left tab choose the iWatch backup you want to explore or recover files from.

Go to "Full Download" tab and start downloading the full backup first, inside the app. Then, you can preview its contents and either selectively download files locally or download the full backup on your computer.

You can also recover iOS data saved in other backups, for example, you can recover files from iPad, iPhone and iPod backups.

3. Open the iWatch backup and recover your data

After the backup has been downloaded in our app, you can click on it again, open it and explore what's in there. If anything can be previewed, it will be previewed by default. Otherwise, try either exporting files or downloading them on by one on your computer.

As more features are added to iPhone Backup Extractor, you will be able to recover even more data. Save your full iWatch backup in a dedicated folder, and try again in a month or so. It's very likely that you will be able to recover even more data as the iPhone Backup Extractor gets better and better at supporting new technologies.

Recover deleted iWatch data1. iCloud sign-in procedure
Guide: How to recover deleted iWatch data2 . The data is downloaded from iCloud
Guide: How to retrieve deleted iWatch data3. iPhone Backup Extractor used in Overview Mode
Tutorial: Recover lost iWatch data4. iPhone Backup Extractor used in Expert Mode
Tutorial: Retrieve lost iWatch data5 . iPhone Backup Extractor used in Appview Mode
Tutorial: Retrieve your deleted iWatch data6. Data extraction successful

NOTE: If your iPhone is 2FA enabled, you will need to have access to your default trusted device, in order to be able to unlock the iCloud and save the data.

About the author

Aidan Fitzpatrick founded Reincubate in 2008 after building the world's first iPhone data recovery tool, iPhone Backup Extractor. He's spoken at Google on entrepreneurship, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation's Leadership Academy.

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iPhone Backup Extractor runs on any Mac (10.10+) or PC (Windows 7 SP1 or newer).


Supports every iOS device

iPhone 11, 11 Pro Max. Everything older, including iPad and iPod Touch.


Supports every iOS & beta

iOS 13 and 12, and every earlier version. We started with iOS 1.


No recovery drama

We were first to support encrypted backups, iCloud & 2FA. Corrupted backups, too!

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This is iPhone Backup Extractor, think of it as a "personal forensics" utility. It's pretty awesome.

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