Watch locks on wrist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Iceteamm, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Iceteamm macrumors newbie

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    I have had my watch since 4 days now and it worked perfectly for 2 days. All of a sudden I did not receive any notifications. After messing about with the settings and adding a password I found that the watch locks itself while its on my wrist. It happens every few minutes. I let the heart rate sensor pick up my heart beat and this solves the problem for an hour. Anyone else has this problem?
     
  2. HMonivar macrumors newbie

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    I did and finally decided to disable the passcode.
     
  3. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When i disable passcode it will lock and i wont get messages weirdly.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Some people have reported that their watch locks when the sleeve of their shirt makes its way under the watch in a certain way. Possibly more a problem with dress shirts with a stiff cuff. Does that match your experience? How tightly do you have the watch secured?
     
  5. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im wearing short sleeves and the watch is as tight as it can be, leaving a mark on my wrist. I can not get it back to work now at all, when the screen goes black it immediately locks. Think Ill have to go to the genius bar.
     
  6. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    up to date with the latest update for the AW?
     
  7. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes all up to date. Just weird it worked perfectly the first 2 days and then all of a sudden stopped working.
     
  8. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I can think of is if you un-pair the AW and re-pair (that's if you haven't already done it)

    If not go to the genius bar as you said.
     
  9. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    I vote for the genius bar visit. For most folks, the wrist detection and locking is very reliable. My guess is that something went flaky with the sensor.
     
  10. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. Think its a faulty sensor yes.
     
  11. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem. I disabled wrist detection and it has never locked again when on my wrist.
    It does lock when it is not on my wrist when it has been on charge for a while.
     
  12. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To be honest I don't want to turn off wrist detection, it should just work right?
     
  13. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it should. But it is still very annoying, and it is the only way that I could find to stop it.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Have you at least rebooted the AW and the iPhone, or unpaired and re-paired the AW? That fixes the vast majority of bugs if it's not a faulty sensor.

    If it's indeed a faulty sensor, get it swapped out while it's in warranty.
     
  15. Iceteamm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah i rebooted a few times and unpaired and repaired 3 times.
     
  16. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my Watch since launch and recently I've found that it is locking when it's on my wrist for no reason...
     
  17. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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  18. kubulient macrumors newbie

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    Mine worked fine for over a year, now locks ALL the time.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My AW did this all the time until I turned it off. It should work but then there is reality.
     
  20. DNAppleGold macrumors regular

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    This may seem odd but do you have polyurethane watch bands? I think they stretch after time. Not enough to feel loose but to lose contact with the wrist. I was have the lock issue after a year and have now switched to a metal band. Almost no lock issues
     
  21. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    FWIW, this thread got bumped because the back of kubulient's watch fell off (and, I'll bet, one of the wires got damaged).
     

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