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Apple's Research app can now transfer study progress over iCloud backup

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Apple Research app (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released an update for its Research app.
  • The update allows users to transfer their study progress to a new device over iCloud backup.
  • The app is currently running three different research studies.

Today, Apple has released a notable update to the Apple Research app that ensures you don't lose the progress of your participation in a study when you switch devices.

Version 2.3 of the Apple Research app adds the ability to transfer the progress of a study you are currently participating in to another device using iCloud backup:

This update includes bug fixes and improvements including:

  • Support for transferring study progress to a new device using iCloud backup.

The app is currently running three different studies: the Apple Women's Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study.

  1. Join the Apple Women's Health Study, conducted in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and National Institue of Health Sciences to help advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and health conditions such as infertility, osteoporosis, and menopause.
  2. Join the Apple Heart and Movement Study, conducted in partnership with the American Heart Association and Bringham and Women's Hospital to help advance discovery in heart science and to help us learn how activity and your habits can contribute to a healthier heart.
  3. Join the Apple Hearing Study, conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan to help advance the understanding of how sound exposure levels over time can impact your hearing, stress levels, and cardiac health.

You can head over and download the Apple Research app (opens in new tab) from the App Store for free now.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.