The Trends feature is super helpful when analyzing your past activity performance. Whether it’s your overall cardio fitness or running pace, you can check out the details in the trends area using the Fitness app on your iPhone.
Several users have noticed that their previous Trends or history information is missing after updating to the latest watchOS.
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How to fix when your Apple Watch Trends are missing after updating watchOS
If you are having this issue, here are some steps that you can follow to retrieve your old Trends information back to your device.
Before proceeding with the steps, it’s important to understand some of the essential facets behind the Trends feature.
Trends compares your last 90 days of activity to the previous 365 days.
To see the Trends analysis, you should have enough historical information available.
If you are starting, you may not find any information within the Trends feature.
Where can you locate your Activity / Fitness Trends?
Open up the new Fitness app on your iPhone to locate your Trends.
- From the Fitness App, tap on the Summary tab at the bottom
- Swipe up here to see trends
- Tap on ‘Show more’ for insights
- To check the history of trends, tap on it.
Bottom line, if the arrow related to a metric is pointing up, you are improving your fitness levels, and if it’s pointing down, you may want to check out the insights section to adjust your fitness and lifestyle regimen.
Apple Watch Trends Missing after watchOS update? How to Fix
Ensure you have updated your Apple iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest updates since Apple releases updates to fix bugs frequently.
If your historical trends are still missing from the Fitness app following the latest iOS update, try these steps:
- Open App Store on your iPhone
- Tap on your Account id on the top right corner of the screen
- Scroll to the bottom and tap on ‘Sign Out
- Once you have signed out, restart your iPhone
- Open App Store and sign back in
- Update all apps from your Account Screen
- Open Fitness App and check your trend history
Sign out of your Apple ID
If signing out of the App Store and signing back in does not work here, you can also try signing out of your Apple ID from your device.
- To do this, tap on Settings and tap on your Apple ID at the top of your screen
- Scroll down to the bottom and choose ‘Sign Out’
- Enter your password when requested and follow through
- Perform a forced restart of your device and then sign back in from the Settings app
- Next, check on your Fitness app to see if your trend history is back
Based on our experience, we have found that historical information stored in iCloud and Apple servers often refresh when a sign-out/sign-in operation is performed.
The process perhaps refreshes the background functions, and your data starts refreshing again.
We hope that this helps you. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
None of this worked. Any other ideas?
Have you tried unpairing yourself watch and then re-pairing it?
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If you already did that and still have issues with trends, then the next thing to try is a complete erase and restore of backup.
To ensure your health information is stored, please go to Settings > iCloud > and toggle on the Health app if it’s not already on.
Then backup your iPhone to iCloud via Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Backup Now.
Once backed up, go to Settings > Reset > Erase all Content & Settings.
Follow all the steps on screen to erase your iPhone and then set it up again, making sure you select Restore from iCloud backup and finally check your Trends and see if your information populates.
Hope one of these does the trick. Keep us posted.