trouble pairing "unable to sign in"

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by andybno1, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    #1
    running watchos 2 beta 2, something went a little weird today after turning the watch on it was like it wasn't paired.

    I have done a reset to re-pair but I can't get past the AppleID screen keep getting "could not sign in there was a problem connecting to the server" I can't seem to get past this, even when I skip this step I get the same message with messages sign in part.

    Anyone had this? is there away around this?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    Hve you tried deleting the watch from your phone, which makes a back-up and then try repairing?

    I assume you have rebooted everything
     
  3. andybno1 thread starter macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    I reset settings on watch unpaired from phone started as a new watch setup but alas the watch app is refusing to get past this annoying error
     
  4. darthgeekonius macrumors member

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    having same issue. Thought it was just me!
     
  5. NewtypeCJ macrumors 6502

    NewtypeCJ

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    Same thing happened to me.

    Turn off iMessage on your phone while you pair, then reactivate it once you're paired back up. Should work!
     
  6. darthgeekonius macrumors member

    darthgeekonius

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    Thanks for the workaround
     
  7. andybno1 thread starter macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    nice one works its finally pairing
     
  8. alfista macrumors member

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    Thanks as well, and to clarify:

    If you are getting the 'server unavailable error' you can skip it, but the iMessages thing stops your progress because you can't skip or change the username. With Messages off, you can continue.

    I spent about three hours with this (waiting for iCloud to finish syncing 10gb or so, removing account, removing iTunes account, etc), and now am struggling to get to watchOS beta 3. On 9.0b3 for the phone.
     
  9. alfista macrumors member

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    ...but I still can't get it to connect once the watch is paired using the Watch app.
     
  10. ThaRagingAsian, Jul 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2015

    ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502

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    same here. Gonna try the work around.

    edit:
    Thanks! Got it through. Hopefully I can install beta 3 for the apple watch. having problems with that too. :(
     
  11. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    In case anyone looks this up, it's not really a workaround. It's direct from the release notes


    Known Issues
    • Pairing iOS 9 beta 3 with watchOS 2 beta 1 or 2 requires you to sign out of your AppleID in Messages prior to pairing and to skip iCloud sign-in during pairing. Pairing with watchOS 2 beta 3 and WatchOS 1 is not impacted
     

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