Problem getting apps from phone to watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Uppercut05, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Uppercut05 macrumors regular

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    I am going crazy with this. It should just happen, right? Let's use Uber as an example. I have the app on my phone. I have the privacy settings to allow location services. Yet it simply will not show up in my Apple Watch app, and therefore I can't get it on my watch.

    I'm sure it's something dumb, but wtf am I doing wrong or not doing right? Had the same issue with Twitter a few days ago but it seemed to resolve itself. Maybe some sync issue?
     
  2. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    Go to apple watch app, scroll down to see uber and it's settings, click on it and swipe "appear on apple watch"
     
  3. Uppercut05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    like I said in my post, it doesn't appear in the Apple Watch app. It's just not there...
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

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    It's not intuitive , I expected apps or appear, though had to manually add them and per post above.
     
  5. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    Re download app again and see if that works?
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Search for Uber in the watch app and see if it allows your to add it
     
  7. Uppercut05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    if I search for it in the watch app, it brings it up, and opens it... in my iPhone. Still nothing. Driving me crazy

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    worth a try I guess
     
  8. MH01 macrumors G4

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    So when you open ur Apple watch app, click on my watch, scroll right down to the bottom , u do not see an icon for Uber? Cause that is where you need to enable show app on Apple watch
     
  9. Uppercut05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that's exactly what I'm saying. Scroll down to 3rd party apps and it is simply not there and I can't work out why or how to get it there. Wtf?
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    That's really annoying. That is where mine is, uber that is. I'd reinstall uber on your phone first and try again. Looks like you found a bug.
     
  11. Uppercut05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sigh. Yeah I've tried uninstalling an reinstalling.

    How many apps do you have showing? I have 3 pages of iPhone 6+ apps, but only 9 are showing on Apple Watch... is that ludicrously low?

    I'm going to try restarting both devices. Can't hurt hey

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    aaaand surprise surprise, turning off and on worked. Thanks for helping me think through it
     
  12. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Post a picture of your app layout from the iPhone watch app

    Also try restarting both phone and watch

    Or unpair the watch & reconnect
     
  13. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I only have a couple of pages. You are going to have to manually enable most of those to appear on your watch.

    What I find silly is when you search for apps in the apple watch app, and click open, they open the iPhone version.

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    I never post pics on here, and as you need to host them on a URL, can you recommend what is the best way to get them on MR?
     
  14. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this a couple of times, and the "fix" has been to hard reboot my phone, then that apps show up in the watch app

    Additionally, I had a problem where the app was in the list and just said 'installing on watch' but wasn't actually. So I had to to delete and reinstall that app :(
     

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