Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bothfly737, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. bothfly737 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    So my Wife and I both have Apple Watches, and I have a Daughter that does not.
    When I send a Glance, Tap Heart Beat ect to my Wife it shows its coming from my Daughter. When my Wife send it back or one direct from me in her Glance it shows up on my watch as from her.
    So its only from my Watch to her watch.
    We all have separate ID's emails ect, the only thing we share is iMessage.
    Any ideas?
    Called Tech and worked thru a few things but no luck.
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    That's the problem. You need separate AppleIDs for iMessage.

    My wife, kids and I share one AppleID for the App Store and separate IDs for absolutely everything else.
  3. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    yeah I was thinking that was the problem.
  4. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    You can also go into the Settings app on your phone and see what the default is set to for new messages. Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive -> Start New Conversations From. Mine was set to my work iPhone number. So when I used my watch to send a message to my sister it came from that number.
  5. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    The send and receive is each persons phone, so thats not it.
    I hate to mess with the iMessage, but will try today to see if that fixes it.
  6. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    You all share 1 imessage account?

    That's definately the issue here.

    It's your life, and you can live it however you want, and i'm not judging, but why do you all share 1 imessage account?
  7. macgeek01 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2013
    They may not share an iMessage account but use the same Apple ID's for purchases. The watch doesn't allow you to use a separate ID for iMessage at this point.
  8. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    So if I split up the iMessage accounts, you guys think that will solve the problem?
  9. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    not glances

    those aren't glances, that is digital touch.
  10. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    Your totally right.

    I did sort of fix the issue by splitting everyones iMessage account to their own Apple ID.
    So now my Digital Touch shows correctly on my Wifes Watch.
    The only thing still weird is my Daughters contact in Digital Touch still shows her having a Watch and able to send a DT even though she does not have one.

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