Enter pin on watch

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  1. MacLilja macrumors regular

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    Somethime I need to enter my pin code on the watch even though I have it on me. Anyone else experiencing this? Why is it happening? I thought it would only happen when you took it off?
     
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  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    Maybe you're wearing it too loose and it's breaking contact with your skin.
     
  4. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    The pin is killing me. I have shut it off completely, it's to easy to get by anyway.
     
  5. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it's tight on my wrist. It's been warm here though and maybe that can make it happen? It's only happened one a day for two days out of five sl it's no big thing that happen a lot.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    What version of WatchOS are you on? I'm on 1.0.1 and haven't seen that issue at all.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Never activated a pin for my watch and no way I would. I do not fear it falling off my wrist and if stolen it has little information on it.
     
  8. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

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    If it was the heat that was doing it, myself and my fellow Floridians would have been screaming bloody murder by now.

    And how would you "get by" it?
     
  9. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it's no big problem so I will keep the pin but I also see very little use of the pin on the watch.
     
  10. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Pin is required for Apple Pay, otherwise I'd probably not use it.
     
  11. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    It's here.

    Yw.
     
  12. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, we don't have Apple Pay here in Sweden so that is no problem.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Restart your iPhone and/or Watch. It's a known bug where it sometimes loses connection or couldn't detect the iPhone, requiring the PIN.
     
  14. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    One way you can get by it is if you unlock your phone with the fingerprint sensor while wearing the watch it will unlock the watch. This is how I usually unlock the watch in the morning. You may just rather do the pin on the watch but figured I'd mention it.
     
  16. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I had assumed the OP was already unlocking using the fingerprint, and it's a known bug where it gets disconnected from that and asks for the PIN. A restart usually fixes this bug.
     
  18. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

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    That's not bypassing the pin, that's restoring the watch to factory default. WatchOS2 will feature an activation lock like iPhone, so anyone doing that won't be able to use the watch anyway.
     
  19. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Restarted the phone and the watch and so far it hasn't asked for the pin.
     

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