iMessage just simply will not work

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by robert baker, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. robert baker macrumors newbie

    robert baker

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    When I get an iMessage, it promptly sends the notification to the Apple Watch, but I cannot reply to it.

    When I go to messages on AW and start a new message, it only sends them as Text Messages, and then a few minutes later it will send me a notification that the message did not send. When I go back to my iPhone, the message has actually sent, but as a text, not an iMessage.

    I tried searching google for help, and the only thing that I've come across at this point is someone suggesting that perhaps I had Two Factor Auth enabled, and needed to create an Application specific password. I did not have 2 factor auth enabled when I got my apple watch, but now I do.

    I have unpaired and repaired my apple watch and phone at least 4 times now, and restarted these damned devices too many times to count.

    Can ANYONE help me?

    I have 2FA left on at this point, because I can now send Text Messages from my iPad & Mac which I could not do before. My most recent pairing it asked me to auth my watch from my phone.
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    You probably did but now that you have 2FA set up, when re-pairing your watch, when it asks for your password make sure you enter the one you create in your security and passwords page and not your normal iCloud password.

    Other than that just make sure that your messages is set to mirror iPhone in the Apple Watch app.
     
  3. robert baker thread starter macrumors newbie

    robert baker

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    It will not accept the password I make for the app called 'Messages'

     
  4. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    When you generate the app specific password in your Apple ID security section, enter 'iMessage and FaceTime' rather than 'Messages'

    Other than that in your phones settings make sure Start new conversations is set to your phone number.
     
  5. robert baker thread starter macrumors newbie

    robert baker

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    I'll try what you suggested, one last time.

    This is honestly the most convoluted, confusing and backwards thing I've had to deal with thus far when it comes to apple products. I paid $400 for a headache.
     
  6. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you have to create the app specific password to make it work, it got me confused for a while too because it half worked without it
     
  7. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I can imagine it must be a nightmare and an utter pain in the *donkey. I'm glad mine didn't have any issues like this, I'd have launched it at a wall after a while :D

    It should work when you do what I suggested above. If it doesn't, try not to hit the wall too hard with it ;)
     
  8. robert baker thread starter macrumors newbie

    robert baker

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    Oh, I'll calmly remove it from my wrist and drive it right back to the store. Then punch things. I hate how it works 95% great except for that critical feature that was basically why I purchased it. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
     
  9. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    No worries I always try and help if I can, I hope it's useful.
     
  10. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe time to ask Apple before you punch out a wall or something. I know you should have technical support for a certain amount of time, not sure what that is though. But if you took out Apple Care+ you get the following as part of your coverage:

    With AppleCare+ for Apple Watch, Apple experts can help troubleshoot issues with your Apple Watch, Watch OS, and Apple-branded Apple Watch apps:

    • Using Watch OS
    • Connecting to iPhone, including iOS and the Apple Watch app
    • Questions about Apple-branded Apple Watch apps
    http://www.apple.com/support/products/watch.html
     

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