Why does iMessage Handoff on Mac Dock appear when I raise my wrist?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by adamjackson, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    Latest Apple Watch OS, Latest El Capitan public release (not beta). When I move my wrist and the screen comes on (happens about a dozen times an hour while I type / write), the iMessage icon appears on my dock.

    When i click the icon iMessage says, "handoff could not be completed"

    When I move my wrist to turn screen off on apple watch, icon goes away. I've tried restarting my phone and macintosh to no avail. Should I reset my apple watch?
     
  2. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if bumps are allowed here but it appears i'm the only person with this issue.
     
  3. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    I am on the latest version of each (non betas) and I don't have the issue. Only way I could replicate it was to set my watch to resume previous activity on wrist-raise and have a message open (not just the messages list).
     
  4. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to call Apple and see what they think. Everything is under AppleCare+. At least they'll file it as a bug if there's no fix other than resetting my Apple Watch.
     
  5. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    I was having a similar problem after numerous iMessages from my Son. Lasted a few days before I rebooted the Watch. Problem solved.
     
  6. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    I had this problem on 2.0. Maybe 2.0.1 solved it or I had to repair my watch, so maybe this fixed the issue. I'm not sure
     
  7. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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  8. JessRab macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting this issue too. I've been using my macbook at work the past few days and it's really zapping the battery on my watch - I must wave my arms around a lot! Did you get anywhere with Apple - is there a simple fix?
     
  9. Zirel Suspended

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    I also have this problem, going to try a repair...
     
  10. JessRab macrumors newbie

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    Hey Adam - did you get anywhere with this? looking for a fix as my watch isn't lasting the day if I use my macbook as primary computer - does resetting watch do the trick?
     
  11. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A few power cycles on all of my Apple devices finally did the trick. I really don't know why that fixed it but 'hard restart' basically holding sleep & home button on Watch, iPad, iPhone along with full restarts of the MacBook fixed it.
     

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