How to enable Activation Lock

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  1. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816

    3rdiguy

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    I just updated to watchOS 2 how do I enable activation lock?
     
  2. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    If you have it turned on your phone, then its on on your watch as well. I believe all you have to do is make sure that "find my iPhone" is turned ON under Settings-->iCloud
     
  3. Pravda macrumors 6502a

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    image.png Not sure, anyone knows how to get to this screen ?
     
  4. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    That screen appears only during the initial setup of your iPhone. As I said above, as long as you have find my iPhone activated on your phone, then activation lock is also activated on your watch.

    To verify this you can open the apple watch app on your iPhone and go to the very first option that says "Apple Watch". If activation lock is on you will now see a button to "Mark as Missing" in addition to the name of your watch and the "unpair" button that has always been there.
     
  5. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so did my upgrade, showing Version 2.0 in my About. However just shows my watch as being paired and the option to Unpair. Does this mean I have to reset my watch and turn it on then?
     
  6. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't hurt to do a reboot of both your watch and phone. But make sure that in your iPhone (not watch app) settings that find my iPhone is turned on under Settings-->iCloud. If you still don't see "mark as missing" in your apple watch app then I'd try unpairing and re-pairing your watch from your iPhone.

    ps. also make sure that location services is on for find my iPhone.

    IMG_1553.jpg
     
  7. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Mine did it automagically. it just popped up a message on the watch saying it was on
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    likewise it was about 30 minutes after updating.
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Same here although it did take a while to appear.
     
  10. Pravda macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Never appeared for me, but turning off FMiP then turning back on triggered it (plus a notification on the watch that it was active).
     
  12. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! Thank you. This did it and didn't have to Reboot. Turned Find My Phone OFF then back on and saw this
    ActivationLock1.jpg and then got this on my watch ActivationLock2.jpg

    and then double checked the Watch App -> Apple Watch and success. Really appreciate the help.
    ActivationLock3.jpg
     
  13. 3rdiguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just did this--^. It worked and I got a msg on watch and mark as missing showed up too
     
  14. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    Glad I looked at this thread. Had to turn FMIP off and on to start the Activation Lock. Hope more people see this.
     
  15. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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  16. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also glad I saw this thread. This process above worked for me too. Thanks folks.
     
  17. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't need to turn FMiP off and on again to get this to work, it just happened automatically after a couple of minutes from updating.

    I did do a hard reset of my watch and possibly my phone - can't remember the exact sequence of events now.
     
  18. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

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    On major updates after playing with I couple minutes I always do hard resets.
     

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