Activity Sharing - Doesn't work

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  1. Neo1975 macrumors regular

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    Hey.

    Has anyone got Activity Sharing working ?

    I figured it wasn't working before while still in beta, but now it's in general release, why isn't it working ?

    I can send invites but when accepting them it just has the spinning circle thing. So annoying.
     
  2. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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  4. bacATapple macrumors regular

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    It is working on my original series watch with someone else that has original
     
  5. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can I ask if it sent the request to an email address or your iPhone number ?

    It just won't let me accept an invite.
     
  6. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    Both my wife and I are running iOS 10.0.1 and wOS 3.0 and have 42mm and 38mm S0 watches.

    I sent the request to her in the Activity app to her phone number.
     
  7. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trying exactly the same scenario but it won't won't from either side. I can't except their invite and they can't accept mine.
     
  8. bacATapple macrumors regular

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    I opened up activity app in iPhone and invite was there and I just clicked it. Maybe try doing a hard reset with your phone and watch?
     
  9. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Tried that, I even unpaired and repaired my watch. Contacted Apple Support and they want me to set up as a new watch. To be honest I think they are pi**ing in the wind.

    Seems weird as my two other friends with Apple Watches have the same issue.
     
  10. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    The feature seems buggy currently. I'm not sure I'd do a hard reset on my phone and watch just to gain the feature. I'd maybe wait till 10.0.2 or 10.1 before resetting anything.
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    What country do you live in? It might be limited to USA for now? Scribble is limited to the US for now.
     
  11. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers, I think I will wait. I just hate being beaten !
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    UK, but we have Scribble. All the info on the UK website says it's available.
     
  12. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    My brother and I were trying to share & having problems as well. Unpair & repair your watch. If that doesn't fix it, try unsharing and reinviting them.
     
  13. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Did you restore your watch from backup after unpairing ?
     
  14. Neo1975 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am in contact with second tier Apple Support. In the meantime if anyone has solved the problem for themselves, or have any ideas on how to fix it. I'm all ears.
     
  15. treload macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I was experiencing the exact same issues and I finally managed to make it work.

    Issue:

    1) I was sending -to my friends owning Apple Watch- activity share requests. Although they were accepting my requests, they were always displayed as pending in the sharing tab of my iPhone's activity app.

    2) When I was sent Activity share requests, although I was accepting them I could never see my friends' activity (or for a very short amount of time before it was disappearing and seen again as a share request). My friends, however, would see my activity.

    I unpaired and paired my Apple Watch many, (hard) rebooted it, rebooted my iPhone, reset it to factory settings many times without success.

    It turns out that the issue was a iCloud related issue.

    Back in the day I was a .Mac, then a MobileMe user and was logged into my iPhone with my @Mac address and with my @me address for both FaceTime and iMessage.

    To fix the issue, I logged out of my Apple ID (@Mac), FaceTime (@me) and iMessage (@me) on my iPhone. I then logged back in using the @icloud alias of my Apple ID and -boum- it worked.

    All my Friends shared activity now show up properly on both my iPhone and my Apple Watch.

    My devices are an iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 10.2 beta 3) and an Apple Watch Serie 2 (Nike) (watchOS 3.1.1 beta).

    Hope this help.
     

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