How to Fix Apple Watch Not Sending or Receiving Texts

How to Fix Apple Watch Not Sending or Receiving Texts:


The smartphone company ‘Apple’ is renowned for its latest inventions and modern technologies. Who thought they could send and receive texts using their watch? Well, no one. But Apple watches have made that possible.

However, sometimes, some issues might prevent you from receiving or sending text messages. Software bugs, Connectivity issues, and a syncing error between your iPhone and Apple Watch can all contribute to becoming the reasons for this problem. Below mentioned are some of the best ways to fix these issues in an Apple watch not sending or receiving messages.


Troubleshooting your Apple watch is an excellent way to fix any problems you face. Let us take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to troubleshoot your Apple watch to send and receive text messages smoothly:

  • Firstly, you need to open the ‘Control Centre’ on your Apple Watch
  • Ensure that Do Not Disturb Mode and Airplane Mode are turned off
  • If your watch solely supports a Wi-Fi connection, ensure that the Wi-Fi is in range and turned on. However, if your watch supports both Wi-Fi and cellular mode, make sure that ‘cellular mode’ is turned on
  • Ensure a working connection between your Apple Watch and iPhone
  • Next, sign in to your Apple ID by opening the ‘Watch app’ on your iPhone
  • Open the ‘My Watch’ tab and tap the option of ‘iMessage’ to turn it on
  • Now, tap on the option that says, ‘Messages’
  • Ensure that the option ‘Mirror my iPhone’ is also checked
  • Next, open Settings on your iPhone
  • Open the Messages tab
  • Ensure that the ‘iMessage’ option is toggled on
  • Tap on the option that says ‘Send & Receive’ afterwards
  • Ensure that the same Apple ID is being used under ‘Start new conversations from’ and ‘You can receive iMessages to and reply from’ in the Messages settings

Signing Out:

If the method mentioned above does not help, you can try to sign out of iMessage, which may fix your problem. We will explain below:

  • Tap ‘Apple ID’ under Send & Receive in the ‘Messages’ tab
  • Tap ‘Sign Out’
  • Turn ‘iMessage’ off
  • Wait for a few moments
  • Tap iMessage to turn it back on
  • Tap the option of ‘Send & Receive’
  • Tap ‘Use your Apple ID for iMessage’
  • Now, Sign In using your Apple ID


Another option that can also enable your Apple watch to perform more efficiently is to reboot it. Hold your side buttons and digital crown for a minimum of ten seconds, then let go. Doing this will restart your Apple Watch and increase its speed.

Update Software:

Do you use older software on your iPhone and Apple watch? You can try updating their software to the latest software version available. Software updates are reported to speed up, make apps work much faster, and reduce any inconvenience you might face. A software update might take some time (an hour or more) but is eventually worth it.


Apple watches are trending in the modern world. People love them for their features and specifications. This blog presented a complete guide on fixing issues related to your Apple watch not sending or receiving text messages.

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