8 Fixes Apple Watch won’t send iMessage 2023

Last Updated on Jul 14, 2023

Wearing an Apple Watch offers a glance to send and receive iMessages, which can be exceptionally handy on to go. Nevertheless, if you encounter Red Exclamation or not delivered under the iMessage, try tapping on the error to resend if the message fails to send. You might wonder where to begin the problem and fix it. 

This troubleshooting guide will introduce you to a practical solution to fix Apple Watch won’t send iMessage. So take a look.

Steps on Fix Apple Watch Won’t Send iMessage or Reply iMessage

On iPhone filed iMessage will be marked with a red exclamation point. But on Apple Watch you will get a “Failed to send”, “Sending…Status” message.

Disable Airplane Mode

Yes, turn off Airplane Mode on Apple Watch, as it completely restricts the network-related aspects of Apple Watch. To disable Airplane Mode, long-press the bottom Watch Face until the Control Center appears. Next, tap on the Airplane Mode Icon to disable it. 

Check Internet Connection

Next, in the array, verify your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or Cellular. Without internet or Cellular, you cannot send and receive the iMessage. Conversely, slow Wi-Fi or Cellular can be another reason for the issue. Also, cross-verify the internet speed. 

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Fix 1). iMessage activated on your Carrier

  • First, check on your Apple watch paired iPhone, iMessage activated under the settings. And test if you can send iMessage from iPhone successfully. If not then there is no problem on your Apple watch otherwise go to the next steps.

Fix 2). Use Phone number as iMessage

  • You are “Start new iMessage conversations” using the phone number, not Email. Please check and Verify from the iPhone settings app,
  • Go to Settings > Message > Send & Receive > Use Phone number and Try.
1 Change iMessage Email or Number
  • Some time wrong setup and Apple Watch Paired with another iPhone not able to connect your original Apple ID.
    • In a result, can’t send iMessage (New text, Incoming message Reply, Send a new Message) from Apple watch successfully. Not working? Troubleshoot using the next steps.

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Fix 3). iMessage on Apple Watch Only Send Green Message

Green message on Apple Messages app mark that you are using Test message, Not iMessage. iMessage Text is always blue. So I recommend forcing the Message app from iPhone and App Watch also. Re-Launch the Messages app on Apple Watch and Try to Re-send iMessage from the Apple watch.

  • On Apple Watch: Press the Digital Crown button to go apple watch home screen, Next, Press Side button and Switch all running app on Apple watch into App switcher, Swipe to left for a close recent app on apple watch.
  • On iPhone Force Close Message app.
force-close-app-from-iphone in 3 steps
force-close-app-from-iphone in 3 steps

Fix 4). Sign out and Sign in Apple ID

suppose having issues like Apple Watch Activity messages not sending or your Apple Watch won’t send messages to android. Please check that Send as SMS is enabled and iMessage is turned off.

  • Reset iMessage activation status in apple Server by signing Out and Signing with Apple ID and fix Apple watch Message not Delivered.
  • Go to the iPhone Settings app > Messages > Send & Receive > Tap on Apple ID > Sign out.
2 Sign out and Sign in Apple ID for iMessage

Fix 5). Apple Watch Paired or Near to your iPhone

  • Bluetooth connectivity between your iPhone and Apple watch might be poor on the long distance between them. Or Bluetooth should be turned on the iPhone.

Fix 6). Restart Apple Watch: Works in most case

  • Press and hold a slide button until you see turn off slide button on watch’s screen. Start Apple watch by press side button, until you see the Apple logo. Or Force restart by press side button + digital crown for 10 seconds.
  • Erase apple watch Old/ Wrong configuration: (Unpair/Pair Again) Reset apple watch

Fix 7). Turn off/ On iMessage on iPhone

  • In many cases, I noticed that people filed the iMessage problem after Disable/ Enable iMessage toggle under Settings > Message > iMessage. Generally worked after iOS or Watch OS update.

Fix 8). Can’t Receive Message notifications on Apple Watch

  • Also check iPhone Settings App, Go to Settings > Notifications > Messages > Allow notifications > Badge app icon.
  • Apple Watch message notification not showing, Go to the My Watch App on iPhone > Notifications > Messages > Custom.
5 Apple watch Message notification not working

Now Test by sending an iMessage from the apple watch, Above all try should be fixed your problem on the Apple Watch won’t send iMessage.

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