Watch and Phone issues after 2.2.2 update?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by macstever, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. macstever macrumors regular

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    I updated my watch to 2.2.2 yesterday and ever since I've had intermittent problems with imessage (lockups, type here area showing up after a couple seconds). To make matters worse my iphone battery is draining about 1% a minute. I've erased the watched completely and set up as new watch only to have the issues show up about an hour later.

    Anyone else having issues?
     
  2. Jychow macrumors newbie

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    Try to unpair and pair again with the watch
     
  3. fischersd macrumors 601

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    I've been having issues with it lagging from SMS conversations in iMessage. It posts updates to the watch in spurts (4+ messages at a time). I only have a couple SMS (non-iPhone) contacts, so it's not a huge deal.

    Might wipe the watch and re-pair it with the phone if I get bored, just to see.
     
  4. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    Had a couple of incidents where it indicated a message received after hearing it come in on my iPad, but delay is typically only a couple of seconds.
     
  5. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    I experienced a long delay when pinging my iPhone which I misplaced. It started pinging minutes after I found it.

    I'm trying to update my second Apple Watch and it's taking over half an hour to download the update over my fast wifi. Grrrr
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Oh yeah, that reminds me. Never had a problem with my watch losing connection with my iPhone in my apartment. Ever. Since the update, every now and then it's showing the lost connection (which, to me, suggests the wifi stack is having issues).
     
  7. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    Restart both the watch and the iPhone before doing anything more drastic/time-consuming. Could be a coincidence. Earlier this week (before I installed the latest updates on my iPhone and Watch) my Watch battery suddenly dropped from 100% battery to 20% after wearing it for only five hours. That has happened to me only one other time in the last year that I can recall. I restarted both devices and the battery drain ceased. I installed the new updates a couple of days later and no issues since then (knock on wood).

    Restarting the watch, iPhone, or both has also resolved other strange issues that come up from time to time.

    Sean
     
  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Try a simple restart first -- power off, then turn it on. If it's still squirrelly, do a hard reset, and if that's not enough, then do an un-pair/re-pair. A basic on-off is usually enough to take care of any runaway processes or apps.
     
  9. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reboot suggestion guys (in my case, already been there). I'll wipe/re-pair the watch - likely over the weekend.
     
  10. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Yes that's happening several times a day to me as well.
     
  11. macstever thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and feedback.

    Set up when i was having issues:
    iphone 6s Plus running 9.3.3
    apple watch running 2.2.2

    I tried:
    - rebooting both phone and watch
    - unpair/pair watch, reboot phone
    - set up as new watch

    None of the above worked.

    This worked:
    I downgraded iphone to 9.3.2 and kept watch on 2.2.2. Restored phone from backup I made right before downgrading iOs to 9.3.2. The Apple Watch reset during that process. I paired and set up as new.

    I've been getting all notifications on watch instantly, no iMessage issues on iphone, and iphone battery is back to normal.
     
  12. fischersd, Jul 29, 2016
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    fischersd macrumors 601

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    Hmm. Thanks for the info @macstever. Have you re-upgraded to 9.3.3 yet?

    Hoping I don't have to do the same to fix the issues I'm seeing.

    Edit: Wiped and re-paired the watch. Didn't have to downgrade either device luckily. Now seems that my SMS contacts in iMessage, the messages are coming in when they're sent, not "clumping" as before. Fixed. :)
     
  13. macstever thread starter macrumors regular

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    @fischersd I was traveling so I just updated a couple days ago to 9.3.3. Watched just worked when phone came up after software upgrade.

    No issues with iPhone battery or iMessage notifications.
     
  14. dcpi macrumors newbie

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    Mine did the same thing. A few days later it died altogether. Genius bar said their is nothing to be done other than pay $329 for a replacement (it is a Watch, not Watch Sport). With the Watch Sport just $25 more new I am left wondering if it is worth the money (likely not). My advice is to always buy the Sport model as these are basically disposable items, not actual quality watches.
     
  15. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Obviously, a different problem (as yours resulted in your watch ceasing to be functional).
    Me, I get AppleCare on any of my mobile devices - then if something nasty happens, I'm covered.
     
  16. dcpi, Aug 6, 2016
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    dcpi macrumors newbie

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    Well, even with AppleCare+ I would be paying another $160 ($79 AppleCare+ and $79 replacement fee). The watch may not be worth even that considering that the Watch 2 is due out in a month. When I paid $652 for the Watch steel I was expecting something that would not crap out within 15 months. Yes, I was a sucker. My recommendation is to buy the cheapest version possible since the warranty is the same and the product may not be reliable.

    Even if you buy the AppleCare+ you are high and dry after 36 months. Not sure if this is what Apple wants, but you are best off with the aluminium version and the expectation that it is disposable gadget like a Swatch was and not a true classic watch.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If all you want is protection against manufacturing defects, then simply skip AC+ and purchase your AW using a major credit card that offers extended warranty protection.

    Even if you buy AC+, charging both the AW and AC+ to a credit card like Amex will cover you against manufacturing defects in the 3rd year.
     

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