Apple watch and voice texts

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  1. Gatorgrl2 macrumors newbie

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    When I send a voice text from my watch to my husbands iPhone 5 it is not received. He does receive them when I send them from my phone. Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    No, that's strange. When you send a message from the watch does it come up on your iPhone in the conversation?
     
  3. Gatorgrl2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it does. Doesn't say delivered however, since it isn't.
     
  4. papbot macrumors 6502

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    Since it appears in the conversation the watch made the connection to the phone but the phone failed to send. I would restart the phone and/or toggle iMessage off and then on.
     
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  6. papbot macrumors 6502

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    The only time I've seen the message in the window without a "delivered" or "read" text it's been because the system was down or there was a problem on the recipients end.

    Again if the message does appear on the phone then dictation was working and as long as Siri is enabled and working it should send. But sending is not receiving.
     
  7. Gatorgrl2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to call apple when I get a chance. It does work when I send it via text.
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Can you record a voice message/text on your phone and send from there?
     
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  10. vanzeclipse macrumors newbie

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    Something similar happened with my wife's watch. She couldn't send me heart beats or drawings or even text through the friend button. She could receive them though.

    It actually turned out to be the phone at fault. Erasing all content and setting on the phone and then repairing the watch worked. Make sure to back up.
     
  11. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if just resetting network settings on the phone would do it? Erasing all content and then restoring the phone is a huge step and pain!
     
  12. Gatorgrl2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. I'd rather not reset everything but I've only had the phone a couple weeks so it doesn't have a ton of stuff on it yet..
     
  13. vanzeclipse macrumors newbie

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    You can try it first like we did. Ended up having to do the content erase. I know. Huge pita. And then he recommended not using the backup and start from scratch since there might be problems that could port over. Been working great since.
     
  14. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I have to think there's a simpler way. I haven't seen other posts of this issue and haven't experienced it myself but I realize this would be a major problem.

    Normally I advise people against un-pairing the watch from the phone unless there is a major issue because that's a pain as well but much less than wiping and restoring the phone. Maybe that might work?
     
  15. papbot macrumors 6502

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    Thinking about this I realized you can send a text even if your phone is turned off when you're on a known wifi network. I've done it a few times myself. The watch can connect to a wifi network that the phone has previously used even if the phone is off.

    I wonder if you are able to send a message that way?
     
  16. papbot macrumors 6502

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    Just in case you're still having the problem. Are you using two factor authorization for your Apple ID/iCloud account? I saw some posts from others having the same problem and that was the issue for them.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Try just rebooting both devices first. If that does not work, un-pair and then re-pair you watch. If that does not work the "pain" step is your last hope.
     
  18. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I'm not having the problem. But I've been reading some posts about a very similar issue and it turned out to be the two factor authorization.
     
  19. Gatorgrl2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved. Took a few reps but it was only because I had not logged into my apple id under imessages.
     

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