Messages not syncing to watch

JWalker1995

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Original poster
Mar 5, 2011
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Hi All,

After setting up my watch, going into the messages app shows no messages and when i send a message, it sends mine but the watch app shows "unable to send message" is this a known bug with the first software? I have tried resetting the watch.

(Please do not comment with "this is only version 1 chill out". I work as an iOS developer for a living so know how this works, just want to know if its a known bug)

Thanks
James
 

spoa94

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Oct 12, 2011
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New Orleans, LA
Hi All,

After setting up my watch, going into the messages app shows no messages and when i send a message, it sends mine but the watch app shows "unable to send message" is this a known bug with the first software? I have tried resetting the watch.

(Please do not comment with "this is only version 1 chill out". I work as an iOS developer for a living so know how this works, just want to know if its a known bug)

Thanks
James
Same exact issue. If you have two factor identification (or whatever its called) then you need to do an extra step to get messages working. You need to log into your Apple ID page and under security and passwords you need to create an app specific password. Call the app Messages. Restart the watch. Then you will be prompted to enter you iCloud password on your phone. Instead of the normal password you need to type in the one created for Messages specific. DONE.
 
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JWalker1995

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 5, 2011
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Same exact issue. If you have two factor identification (or whatever its called) then you need to do an extra step to get messages working. You need to log into your Apple ID page and under security and passwords you need to create an app specific password. Call the app Messages. Restart the watch. Then you will be prompted to enter you iCloud password on your phone. Instead of the normal password you need to type in the one created for Messages specific. DONE.
You Sir are a genius!! Much Apple love to you <3:apple:
 

JWalker1995

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Mar 5, 2011
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Try following the steps? Turn watch off, turn watch on, open messages app with iPhone unlocked and see what happens?
 

kmichalec

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Aug 14, 2010
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I was having the exact same issue. It was the 2 step authentication for me. Followed Spoa94's suggestion. Worked like a charm. Thank you!!!
 
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