Apple Watch not waking up new iMac

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bill P., Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Bill P. macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    Cross post from iMac board:

    I have an Apple Watch 1 which isn't waking up my new iMac. I've restarted both with the iMac giving a message that I needed to log in with my passcode after a restart in order for the watch to work, but it still isn't detecting the watch to wake up.

    I've also enabled Two-factor authentication on everything as required for this to work.

    Thoughts appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    Are you able to activate unlocking in System Preferences or do you get the "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch" error message (which I had problems with) ?
     
  3. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    Hi poobear,

    I have unlocked enabled in security & privacy prefs. Any other thoughts??

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  4. mclarendude2 macrumors regular

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    If your on WatchOS beta i think they haven’t added that back into the setting hope they don’t take it out and add it back in future betas I would hate to see that feature go away
     
  5. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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  6. mclarendude2 macrumors regular

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    idk then when i was on watch os 3.3.2 it worked for me
     
  7. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    As it turns out, this new iMac was sitting near my old one, also connected to wifi, etc. Once I boxed up the old one and put it in the other room, the watch and Mac started getting along famously!
     

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