Watch won't activate

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  1. Treble macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas please it pairs but won't activate it was on os2 but just been to Apple repairs so I presume they will have put 1.01 on it
     
  2. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    It will be sent out. At this time, no software restores at the Apple Store is possible and if you show up at the store with a watch running beta, they WILL give you a hard time.

    Best bet is to call Apple.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's because there are too many non-developers who choose to install wOS2 beta when it's not even a public beta. If you want to be a guinea pig, then accept whatever risk it involves, including having to ship it out to get it flashed back to wOS1.
     
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Trust me, even if you have a Public Beta they will give you a hard time. They treated me with the disdain of a jailbreaker because I dared to use the Public Beta.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    wOS2 beta isn't a public beta. Or did you mean they gave you a hard time about iOS9 beta, which is a public beta?
     
  6. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    They gave me a hard time with the iOS 8 beta. No way would I take a chance on the watch.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Got it. Big difference is you can revert back on iPhone, but not on Watch, as it'll need to be sent out to be flashed back.
     
  8. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came back from Apple today so it's been flashed back to 1.01 I presume
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What do you mean it pairs but won't activate? You open the Watch app on your phone, point the camera at the watch, it does the pairing thing, then what happens?
     
  10. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it pairs but then it won't activate it just hangs there I enter my email and password as it says it's linked with my apple account,I think I'm going to have to update my ip6 back to iOS 9 as it was swapped out and back on 8.4.1
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    The :apple:Watch might have wOS2 on it because it sounds like it might be Activation Lock. If so you must have iOS9 to use.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Ah yes, if your watch was paired with iOS 9 before, it makes sense it might not work with iOS 8.

    Actually, are you trying to restore your watch from a backup? It might work if you set it up as new.
     
  13. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried both new and back up no joy iTunes is shocking on Windows 10 so having a mare trying to sort that
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Maybe activation lock persists even though the watch is back on wOS 1. I think that's how activation locks work.
     
  15. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can it not be removed from my devices so it's as new
     
  16. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a ss watch coming tomorrow so I wanted to put this to factory for reselling but don't want it to be locked for a potential buyer
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you think it's been flashed back to wOS1, try erasing all content and settings by first connecting the AW to its magnetic charging cable and holding the side button until you see the Power Off slider, then force press it to get "Erase all content and settings."
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    Almost certainly you are correct. It would be useless if you could just revert to wOS1.1 to bypass Activation Lock.
     
  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, looks like you have to upgrade your phone to iOS 9 in order to get past the activation lock. Once you get in, there should be a way to remove the activation lock, just like there is a way to remove activation lock from iOS devices.
     
  20. Julien macrumors G3

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    If it's Activation Lock it will be a brick without restoring to wOS 2 and using Activation lock to unlock.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's why I said wOS1, as the OP thinks it's been flashed back. The OP should be able to check in Settings.
     
  22. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So upgrade iPhone back to ios9
    Then remove activation lock from watch is that about right
    Thanks guys for your help it's much appreciated
    Is the lock in iTunes or is it actually on the watch itself how do I go about removing it ?
     
  23. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    The watch is completely independent of iTunes, it's the phone.
     
  24. Treble thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I don't understand so how do I remove activation lock from the phone ?
     

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