Maps showing grid only

garethjs

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Nov 11, 2008
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my Apple Watch maps app is only showing a grid despite pinpointing me correctly

Is anyone else having this issue?

Open maps on watch, select my location...
 

chuyn

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Nov 13, 2015
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This happens to me too. Series 0. I can leave it for however long and it won't show anything other than the grid.

Odd thing is it shows the map properly when I search locations or POI's though. Just not when I tap on "my location" first. If I search directions so it shows a destination (and the map is displayed), then I tap on the arrow to show my location, it'll then show the map properly. And will then work if I back out and tap on the "my location" option.
 

cfc

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May 27, 2011
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I had this once and had to unpair and re-pair the watch to fix it, which was a bit of a pain because it takes a while.

However, if you haven't already, then it is worth rebooting both the watch and the phone first, in case that fixes it for you.
 

garethjs

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Im suppose to unpair the watch and re-pair each and every time?!?
 

cfc

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May 27, 2011
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Hopefully it won't happen again. I am a developer of a maps app for the watch, so I use maps on it a lot and I have only ever seen it once. It seems to get into some state where the map just won't appear. I tried rebooting both the phone and the watch but to no avail, so I eventually re-paired it and that fixed it.

I wish I could say that it will definitely fix the problem and that it probably won't happen again, but I can't. All I can say is that I use it a lot and it's only happened once for me, and that re-pairing it fixed it. Hope that helps.
 

garethjs

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It's happening on my fiancée phone as well. I don't care much about the maps app on the watch anyway. But it's affecting the Uber maps app too.
 

Integral Calculus

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Apr 13, 2017
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I had this once and had to unpair and re-pair the watch to fix it, which was a bit of a pain because it takes a while.

However, if you haven't already, then it is worth rebooting both the watch and the phone first, in case that fixes it for you.
[doublepost=1492135267][/doublepost]I've had my Apple Watch 2 weeks and the map worked for the first week. Since then I only get the grid. I've unpaired, repaired, rebooted and only the grid appears. Actually getting tired of Apple's crappy products, inferior packaging and lack of service and responses