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7 Simple Ways To Fix ” Log in From The Paired iPhone ” Problem

Number 4 worked like magic for me !

Recently, Several Apple Watch users find themselves unable to use the Facebook Messenger App on their Apple Watch. when they attempt to open the app an error message popup says “ log in from the paired iPhone ”.

While the main reason behind this problem until this day is still unknown, luckily, there are some troubleshooting steps you can try that may help you to fix the apple watch messenger login from paired iphone issue.

7 Solutions for the Apple Watch Messenger Login From Paired iPhone Messenger Problem.

Facebook Messenger is an essential app on the Apple Watch, You can read and answer your messages quicker now, and it becomes an app you can’t live without, many people don’t even open their iPhone to use it, due to how easy you can access it from your smartwatch, unfortunately, a large group of Facebook Messenger users when they tried to attempt using the app on their new or reset Apple Watch, they got an error message asking them to log in from the paired iPhone, so if you are one of the people that face the same problem, you’ve come to the right place. 

Here are some solutions that may help you fix log in from the paired iphone facebook messenger issue;

How to login messenger on apple watch

1. Update Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Messenger App

Sometimes the solution is right in front of our eyes, yet we can’t see it, same goes with this unfortunate problem, as simple as it may seem, but it often works, just update everything, your Apple Watch, iPhone, and Facebook Messenger app. 

First, see if your iPhone is updated, go to settings > General > Software update, and if there is an update, follow the instructions.

Second, go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap “my watch” and go to General > Software Update, if you see there is an update available, you can update on your Apple Watch directly by going to Settings > General > Software Update. 

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Messenger app on apple watch (credit Appletoolbox)

Finally, check if you are using the latest version of the app, by opening the App Store on your Apple Watch, and check if there is an update available, it’s likely that Facebook already fixed the “messenger not working on Apple Watch” problem.

2. Simply, Check If The Bluetooth is on

Although many people are having login from paired iPhone messenger problems, yours may be simpler than that, like the Bluetooth is turned off! So make sure the Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone by going to Setting > Bluetooth. You can also try turning Bluetooth OFF, wait for 10 sec and turn it ON, it may help resolve your problem.

3. Restart Your iPhone and Your Apple Watch

Restarting electronics always seems to work, and messenger not working on Apple Watch is no different, although it may look like a useless attempt, but it had been proven to work with other electronics I used before, it won’t take that long either, here is how you can restart;

Restarting an iPhone is different from model to model, firstly for face ID models you can hold and press the volume up and the side buttons together until you see the power of slide, then drag the slider to turn off the phone, after hold and press the side button until the Apple logo popup. Secondly, for models that use touch ID iPhone, hold and press the side buttons then simply drag the slider to turn your phone off, then to turn your iPhone on, press and hold the side buttons.

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Facebook Messenger app (image source: wareable)

 finally, to turn OFF your Apple Watch just effortlessly, press and hold the side buttons until the power off, drag the slider to turn it OFF, and to turn it ON just hold and press the side buttons until the Apple logo popup. 

After restarting, go to Fb Messenger Apple Watch and see if the problem is fixed now.

4. Turn On Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh is an important feature on iPhone that lets any app on the iPhone to be multitasking all the time, although it may consume power and resources drastically, so check if it’s turned on, by easily going to Background App Refresh in Settings, enable it, if it’s turned off, it may be the reason for the login from paired iPhone messenger problem.

5. Uninstall and Reinstall FB Messenger Apple Watch

Usually, when an app keeps crashing and not working well, it’s recommended to uninstall and reinstall it to work properly, so by removing and re-downloading FB Messenger in both Your Apple Watch and your iPhone may help resolve the log in from the paired iPhone problem, therefore, follow these steps below to remove and redownload Facebook Messenger App;

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First, to remove the Facebook messenger app from your smartwatch, go to the home screen by pressing the digital crown, then find the app and hold it until it starts jiggling, an x icon will appear in the upper left corner, to remove the app tap on the X.

Second, unlock your phone and go to the home screen, find the messenger app then hold the app until it jiggles, an X will appear on the left corner of the app, tap on it to remove it. notice; you need to turn off “automatic app install” by tapping on “My Watch” App on your iPhone, then turn off automatic app install by tapping on general.

Finally, go to your apple store on your iPhone and install Facebook Messenger again, then open apple watch app store, install the app as well, 

Then open the messenger app on your iPhone, and enter your username and password and log in. Wait around 30 sec then try to see if the “Apple Watch messenger login from paired iPhone” issue is resolved.

How to fix apple watch messenger login from paired iphone (video credit: Apple TechPage)

6. Contact Support and Facebook Help Center

If nothing from the above worked, then you need to contact support and tell them that messenger not working on Apple Watch, they may have a solution for you, you can also check the facebook help center to help you out.

7. Wait for Facebook to Fix the problem

Although it may not seem like a solution, if Facebook center and the apple support did not resolve your problem, they may be already fixing it, so just wait for facebook to launch a new update, they usually launch an update every week.

Contacting the facebook support and apple support didn’t help fix your Apple watch messenger problem? Then you probably should wait for facebook to launch an update, 

We Hope this article helped you to resolve “ log in from the paired iPhone ” problem. Please comment below which method worked for you.

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