No Location on Apple Watch?

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  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    Whenever I ask Siri, on my watch, "Hey Siri, whats the weather today", he replies by saying that he can't see my location?, so doesn't know the weather?

    It shows a message to turn on Location Services (which they already are??) or to go to 'Siri and Dictation' and turn on Location Services (I am pretty sure ALL Location services are indeed turned on) - I can't even see this setting anywhere?? I have latest up to date iOS on my iPhone 6 and also Apple Watch??

    :confused::confused:
     
  2. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    On the phone, go into settings, privacy, then tap location services and another screen pops up that lets you toggle it on for Siri [​IMG]
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ...that's the weird thing - Siri & Dictation is indeed already set to "While Using"??!
    :(
     
  4. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm.... That is weird. Pretty sure that's the setting. I just asked Siri on mine and it works .... [​IMG][​IMG]

    Related, it's going to be hot....

    Hope you figure it out man. Hate to say you may need to reboot both devices but that may help.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Have you tried restarting your :apple:Watch and iPhones?
     
  6. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I re-start them almost every night - this isn't the first time I have seen this issue.

    Additionally - going to the Astronomy watch face and selecting the globe, it does not have a pulsating dot for my location?

    I wonder if this is to with my office wifi - perhaps its not strong enough?!

    Gonna try again without my phone connected to wifi.......
    --- Post Merged, May 13, 2016 ---
    ..ok, so just disconnected from my office's wifi, and Siri DID indeed give me the weather for my location?! Looks like its down to poor wifi here in the office?!

    However - shouldn't the earth globe show a dot for your location, on the Astronomy watch face?
     
  7. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Connecting my iPhone to my wifi at home (which is pretty good), I am still not getting a dot on the globe on the Astronomy watch face, for my location, on my watch??

    Does this dot show on your watches?? :confused:
     
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Ok go to on iPhone

    settings | Privacy | location services | look for Apple Watch faces and make sure that is on.

    Let us know if that fixes it.
     
  9. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Mine shows location - Watch Faces set to "While Using".
     
  10. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Apple Watch faces is already set to "While Using".
    :(
     
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  13. Dino F, May 16, 2016
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    ...that previous link hasn't unfortunately worked :(

    Additionally, when looking at the Astronomy watchface, the small moon icon in the corner, is constantly changing from a full moon to a covered moon (from white to black) and back again. Similarly, the small icon for the solar system in the other corner, is also, continually revolving (the planets are constantly revolving around).

    Also - the Timelapse watch face, is showing night time when here in London, its 9:55am in the MORNING

    Something is definitely screwed up with my watch here - think I am gonna have to put in a call to Apple Support about it because I can't seem to find a fix for this on the web.
    :confused:
     
  14. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    UPDATE!!

    I just went to my location services on my iPhone 6 and toggled the "Allow Watch Faces" , to 'Never' (it was set to 'While Using' anyway??) and left it for a minute. I then went back into it and toggled it back to 'While Using' and then waited another minute.

    Then went back to the Astronomy watch face and low and behold, the green dot for my location, then showed up!! :)
    Additionally, the Time Lapse watch face is now correctly showing daylight as opposed to night time, which it WAS showing before!

    Perhaps the Location Services on the watch, just got stuck or something but glad that its all sorted now!

    ;)
     
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    Glad you got it sorted - amazing how it's the small things that are so frustrating.
     
  16. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ...this is doing my head in - why does my watch keep forgetting these settings??? :mad::mad:

    Today, I went to the Time Lapse watch face and AGAIN, it was showing night instead of day (its daylight here in the UK). Also, the Astronomy watch face, AGAIN, did NOT show my location via the green dot. :mad:

    I had to resort to following my earlier procedure AGAIN (turning off Location Services and toggling back on), before both watch faces corrected themselves.....

    Why does this watch have SO MANY BUGS?!?!?!?

    If this carries on, I don't think I'll be continuing with the Apple Watch - nothing on it works properly (for me anyway)......
     
  17. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried repairing and restoring from backup?
     
  18. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ....actually no I haven't.

    How do I see if I actually have any backups?
     
  19. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Worth trying. When you unpair, it creates a backup on your iPhone. When you re-pair, you can either set up as new, or restore from the backup you've just created.
     
  20. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ....surely thats not gonna work though? If I unpair my watch, it will create a back up of it now (which, the current configuration, is losing the location services thing). When I then restore, it is just gonna restore the same version with the location services getting lost?!

    No?
     
  21. testcard macrumors 68020

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    Possibly, but for the 40 minutes it will take, it's worth a try and won't do any harm. If that doesn't work, next step is unpairing and setting up as new. After that, it's a trip to the Genius Bar.
     
  22. Dino F, May 19, 2016
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    ...ok, cool. Will try this tonight and report back. It will be interesting to see if this also cures my watch's other problem (tapping on 'My Location' in the Maps app, just results in a constantly spinning circle - the map never actually finds me. This happens 100% of the time, even though, when I ask Siri "Where am I", he can indeed find my location).

    Thanks for the help - appreciated.
    ;)
     
  23. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ..well, took your advice and did the 'Restore from Backup' option and it seems that it has cured my issue for now! Going into the maps app on my watch and tapping the 'My Location', does now indeed show my location, right down to street level, and before the screen times out! My watch has never done this before!!! Additionally, the relevant watch faces also show my location and the day/night cycle correctly!!

    So all good for now - thanks for the help!


    One thing that got me slightly worried (but then rectified itself again!) - during the restore process, I received an email from Apple Pay stating that my bank card had been cancelled for Apple Pay. I initially thought -what the hell!??! :eek:

    BUT - after the process had finished, I then received a second email stating that my card had then been successfully added for Apple Pay! :D

    I guess when you unpair the watch, it must delete any cards you have set up for Apple Pay, and then re-adds these when you repair!

    Phew...!!!

    :)
     
  24. testcard macrumors 68020

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    All this stress over such a tiny gadget ;) Glad you got location issues sorted. The unpair/re-pair route seems to work for many Watch issues. Hope it's plain sailing from here!
     

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