Common Apple Watch Problems And Their Fixes

Apple Watch problems continue to frustrate many users although there have been many iOS and WatchOS updates released by Apple to fix the problems. Here are common Apple Watch problems and their fixes without taking it to Apple repairs for help.


Fix Apple Watch Bluetooth Problems

Some users have complained that Bluetooth connection to their iPhone was not consistent. Or there was a problem when using Bluetooth headphones with the Apple Watch.

If you are in the same trouble, the first thing you should do is turning Bluetooth off and turn it back again on your iPhone. This trick can quickly solve this problem. In case you can’t play music from your Watch to Bluetooth headphones, then ensure the music is already synced with your Watch. After that, disable Bluetooth on your iPhone so that the music can come directly from the watch.

Fix Cannot Send Message on Apple Watch

If you are not able to send a message on your Watch, but you can still send it as a text, then here are a few steps to fix iMessage on your Apple Watch.

The first thing is switching your Apple Watch and your iPhone off, and powering them back on. Rebooting can solve many iMessage problems on your Apple Watch without messing around in settings.

Check again if you can an iMessage on your iPhone. If yes, let’s move to the next step. You should check whether you’re signed into your Apple account on your Apple Watch.

  1. Launch Watch App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch tab.
  3. Tap on General.
  4. Choose Apple ID.
  5. Now, make sure you are signed in your account.
  6. If not, sign in and check if you can send a message.

This trick can fix a lot of iMessage problems on your Watch. If not, you need to turn iMessage off and enable it again on your iPhone.

  1. On your iPhone, tap on  Settings.
  2. Select
  3. Tap on Send & Receive.
  4. Choose Sign Out.
  5. Go to Settings & Messages.
  6. Turn iMessage off and then turn it back on.
  7. Return to Send & Receive and use your Apple ID for iMessage.
  8. Log back in.

This will reboot the iMessage syncing between your Apple Watch, and iPhone. If this still fails, you should contact an Apple Store genius to get more help.

Also read: How To Fix Apple Watch Get Stuck On Red Lightning Bolt And Time

Fix Apple Watch LTE Problems

If you see your Apple Watch 3 LTE does not have a signal of your carrier, you should try rebooting your Watch or enable Airplane mode for a minute and then toggle it off

Most of the time, the problem will be fixed. You can test it by powering your phone off or putting it in airplane mode. After that, check if you can make a call while using LTE connection.

We also recommend you to install the latest updates as they can fix for LTE connectivity problems in watchOS.

Fix Apple Watch Problems With Updates

Another thing you should do is to check if there is an update available with “check for an update”. To do so, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on General.

From there, select Software Update. If there is an update available, put your Watch on the charger and start installing the update. The process will take a while to install, but it will fix many frustrating problems on your Apple Watch. That’s one of the biggest reasons why you should install the latest watchOS update.

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