watch not sending via imessage

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by brentg33, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    received my 42mm SS today. set it up.
    strange thing when i try to send messages from the watch.
    I seems like it only wants to send SMS text/no imessage/i can see the sms go through on my iMac and my friends respond to it. however, on the watch, it stalls and says deliveery error/try again.

    i have rebooted the watch, and when it starts, it seems like it always says my iCloud password is wrong and to re enter on phone.

    I've signed out of iCloud all together on the phone and back in....
    same behavior going on the watch...

    anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. tkukoc macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen errors like this when using the iphone/ipad combo. The main one for me was always when there's high traffic times when pairing a device to my account. Meaning on release day it's possible their cloud services are a bit slow right now and that's why it isn't relaying messages at the moment.

    This has happened to me several times over the past couple years on release weekend. So I would just wait a little bit and try again or try redoing your sign in but do it at some random time this evening. Hopefully then it will be a low traffic time you've picked. A lot of people at the moment are getting out of school and or work.. so they are playing with their new devices too.

    Worst case, if you want to get a direct answer now. Call apple and go through the help portion for the imessage/cloud features. Might be waiting a bit on the phone but they will know if their services are having issues.
     
  3. soulsteelgray macrumors regular

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    If you have two-step verification enabled on your Apple ID, this thread might help.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=21109867&postcount=3
     
  4. maverick2099 macrumors newbie

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  5. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i think i might have gotten it.
    I didn't realize my imessage account was using one of the alias of my primary appleID.

    everything else was signed into xxxxxxx@gmail.com
    messages was signed into xxxxxxxx@icloud.com

    switched messages over to gmail. which is primary.
    so far, so good.

    thanks
     
  6. fahadqureshi macrumors regular

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    Where do you look for this setting? is it on the iphone or the watch?
     
  7. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    on the phone....settings/messages/send&receive

    you should see what appleID is logged in in blue up top
     

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