How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing Between Apple Watch and iPhone

Many users like to synchronize their iPhone, MacBook or Apple Watch by using the same Apple ID and password. It allows the devices to collect shareable data from other devices. For example, when setting up an Apple Watch, many of you would like to install the apps from your iPhone to your Apple Watch. However, this doesn’t always work as your expectation. Sometimes, there is a delay between both devices. One of them is the iMessage syncing issue that are common in the Apple community. So, if messages sending from your iPhone won’t match with your Apple Watch, then you should follow some of the tips below.

Turn off iMessage on your iPhone

When iMessage does not work correctly, the first solution you should try is shutting it down and turning it back on. To do this

  1. Go to Settings > Messages > turn off iMessage. After that, launch App Switcher by double-taping on the home button to force close the Settings app
  2. Then re-open the app and turn your iMessage back on
  3. Any delayed messages will then be sent to your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Also read: How to Enable WhatsApp Auto Reply on iOS and Android devices

Restart both devices

First, you start with your smartwatch. To power off the Apple Watch:

  1. Press and hold the side button for a few seconds until the Power Off slider appears
  2. Slide it to the right
  3. Press and hold the side button again until the Apple logo displays on the screen.

Also, power off your iPhone by pressing and holding the Power button and then turn it back on as well.

Unpair your Apple Watch

If two above steps doesn’t help, you should unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone, then re-pair it back.

  1. First, turn on both devices
  2. Now, launch the Watch app on your iPhone
  3. Next, go to My Watch and then tap the (i) symbol
  4. Tap on Unpair Apple Watch
  5. Confirm your choice using your Apple ID (if required)

Now wait for a while so that both devices are disconnected from each other. You will not need to worry about losing data, as your iPhone will automatically make a backup of your Apple Watch.

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