Messages App only half working

Wackery

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Hello,

I am a new owner of a 38mm apple watch sport, and I have a question.

I can receive messages, but they don't get stored on my watch after I dismiss them. Is that normal?

Also, I can dismiss messages in notifications, but there's no 'reply' button when i scroll down. Also when i try to compose a text message it doesn't work. Receiving texts is just fine, but not sending.

anyone else have this issue?
 

Wackery

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By sending texts not working, I mean it'll sit at 'sending' for about 5 minutes and eventually give up and say message cannot be sent
 
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KojiH

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It sounds like something is amiss with yours, my messages are still accessible on my Watch after I dismiss them from the notification.

Have you tried restarting your Watch and/or iPhone?
 
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flur

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Try restarting both the watch and the phone. If that doesn't work, soft reset both the watch and the phone. If you're still having issues, you could try to un-pair and re-pair, but know that you will have to set up Apple Pay again, as well as a few other things, and give yourself about 20 minutes to complete the un-/re-pair.
 
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Wackery

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Still not working, turns outtexts actually send, but never show as 'sucessful' and then give me a message that theyre not sent even if they are. Also i only get the option to dismiss messages in notifications, no reply option. Im going to an apple store saturday...
 
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Wackery

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I figured it out, it was that dastardly two step verification process. When you have that on, you need to generate an app specific password to sign in completely for imessage, if you put in your normal icloud password, it only half certifies your watch to your icloud account. That means you need 3 passwords (phone generated password, normal icloud password and app randomly generated password) to get full functionality on your apple watch. Over engineering at its finest
 
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